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U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

March 12, 2004

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.

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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.

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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.

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