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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,210

December 2, 2014

As of Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at least 2,210 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion 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. EST.

At least 1,830 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 136 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 four military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 20,049 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colorado, died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed near a coalition air base in the Middle East; assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

—Two soldiers died Nov. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device; killed were: Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner, 48, of Nanticoke, Maryland; assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Drum, New York; and Spc. Joseph W. Riley, 27, of Grove City, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


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