US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,164
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- January 7, 2014 - 4:35 PM
As of Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at least 2,164 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 one fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.
At least 1,789 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 134 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 one 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, 19,558 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Sgt. 1st Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel Hill, Fla., died Jan. 4, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades; assigned to 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
—Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 1, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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