US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,421 Tuesday, according to Associated Press count

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,421

As of Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at least 4,421 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,494 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is four fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,951 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

— No new deaths reported.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Senior Airman James A. Hansen, 25, of Athens, Mich.; died Sept. 15 of wounds suffered during a noncombat, controlled detonation at Joint Base Balad, Iraq; assigned to the 46th Operations Support Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

— Sgt. John F. Burner III, 32, of Baltimore, Md.; died Sept. 16, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, in a noncombat related incident; assigned to the 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.


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