U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan
The Associated Press
Aug. 22, 2006
As of Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at least 266 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.
Of those, the military reports 165 were killed by hostile action.
Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 56 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two are the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.
There was also one military civilian death and four CIA officer deaths.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
_ No deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
Killed Saturday in Kunar when an explosive hit near their vehicle:
_ Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson, 21, Jacksonville, Fla.; assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
_ Army Spc. Robert E. Drawl Jr., 21, Alexandria, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
_ Army Spc. Christopher F. Sitton, 21, Montrose, Colo.; assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
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