US Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,185
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WASHINGTON (AP) – As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is eight less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,813 military 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 133 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is five more than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 19,798 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, California, died June 9, in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
—Five soldiers died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation; killed were: Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California, and Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia; both assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, Ohio; assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, Washington, and Pvt. Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, Illinois, both assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
—Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
—Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, died June 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms; assigned 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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