US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,109
- Article by: The Associated Press
- June 25, 2013 - 4:54 PM
As of Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at least 2,109 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 two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,749 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 124 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 four 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, 18,795 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Sgt. Corey E. Garver, 26, of Topsham, Maine, died June 23, in Zormat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Ky.
—Spc. Javier Sanchez Jr., 28, of Greenfield, Calif., died June 23, in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
—Four soldiers died June 18, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire; killed were: Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, 25, of Hobe Sound, Fla., assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va.; Spc. Ember M. Alt, 21, of Beech Island, S.C.; Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21, of Kennewick, Wash.; and Spc. William R. Moody, 30, of Burleson, Texas, all three assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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