At least 1,207 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001By AP
Thursday, September 30, 2010
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,207
As of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at least 1,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is five more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 975 service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 94 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is two fewer than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 8,206 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
— No new deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
— Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Rosa, 20, of Swanton, Vt.; died Sept. 23 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
— Pfc. Clinton E. Springer II, 21, of Sanford, Maine; died Sept. 24 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
— Two soldiers died Sept. 24 of wounds suffered while traveling between Ghazni province and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, when their military vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device; both were assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska; killed were:
Pfc. William B. Dawson, 20, of Tunica, Miss.;
Pfc. Jaysine P. S. Petree, 19, of Yigo, Guam.
— Two soldiers died Sept. 26 at Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device on Sept. 25 at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Afghanistan; both were assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed were:
Sgt. Mark A. Simpson, 40, of Peoria, Ill.;
Spc. Donald S. Morrison, 23, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
— Lance Cpl. Ralph J. Fabbri, 20, of Gallitzin, Pa.; died Sept. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.