As of Thursday, March 11, 554 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 380 died as a result of hostile action and 174 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.

The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, five; Thailand, two; Denmark, Ukraine, Estonia and Poland have reported one each.

Since May 1, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 416 U.S. soldiers have died _ 265 as a result of hostile action and 151 of non-hostile causes, according to the military.

Since the start of military operations, 2,777 U.S. service members have been injured as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department's figures. Non-hostile injured numbered 424.


The latest death reported by U.S. Central Command:

_ A Task Force Ironhorse soldier was killed Wednesday when an explosive hit a convoy near Baqouba.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Spc. Edward W. Brabazon, 20, Philadelphia; died Tuesday in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Fort Bragg, N.C.

_ Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried, 42, Lake Ozark, Mo.; killed by an explosive Tuesday in Iraq; assigned to the 1st Division Support Command, 1st Infantry Division; Kitzengen, Germany.

_ Army Pfc. Bert. E. Hoyer, 23, Ellsworth, Wis.; killed Wednesday in Baqubah, Iraq, when an explosive hit his convoy; assigned to the 625th Engineer Company, Army Reserve, Ellsworth, Wis.