A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq
As of Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at least 2,027 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,581 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The figures include five military civilians.
The AP count is nine higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday.
The British military has reported 97 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia one death each.
Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,888 U.S. military members have died, according to AP’s count. That includes at least 1,472 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 15,353 U.S. service members have been wounded, according to a Defense Department tally Tuesday.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
_ A soldier was killed by a roadside bomb near Haswah on Monday.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
_ Army Col. William W. Wood, 44 Panama City, Fla.; killed by an explosive in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday; assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Modesto, Calif.
_ Army Pfc. Kenny D. Rojas, 21; Pembroke Pines, Fla., died near Bayji, Iraq, on Saturday after a land mine exploded near his vehicle; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
On the Net: