US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,193
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- June 24, 2014 - 3:40 PM
As of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at least 2,193 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 three less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,815 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, 19,803 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Three Marines died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; they were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; killed were: Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Virginia; Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire; and Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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