US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,656

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Posted: Sep 13, 2011 3:28 PM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,656

As of Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at least 1,656 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is one less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,384 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 99 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 10 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is one fewer than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 13,896 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_Staff Sgt. Keith F. Rudd, 36, of Winder, Ga., died Sept. 10 in Parvan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

_Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Quintana, 30, of Huntington Park, Calif., died Sept. 10 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany.

_Pfc. Brett E. Wood, 19, of Spencer, Ind., died Sept. 9 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

_Petty Officer Brian K. Lundy, 25, of Austin, Texas, died Sept. 9 while conducting a dismounted patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lundy was assigned as a hospital corpsman to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

_Three soldiers died Sept. 9 in Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Okla. Killed were Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower, 26, of Lamar, Okla., Spc. Christopher D. Horton, 26, of Collinsville, Okla., and Pfc. Tony J. Potter Jr., 20, of Okmulgee, Okla.

_Two soldiers died from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device Sept. 8 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were Spc. Koran P. Contreras, 21, of Lawndale, Calif., and Pfc. Douglas J. Jeffries Jr., 20, of Springville, Calif.

_ James W. Coker, 59, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., was pronounced dead Sept. 5 in Kabul, Afghanistan, while on temporary assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; he worked for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

_Spc. Christophe J. Marquis, 40, of Tampa, Fla., died Sept. 4 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained Aug. 27 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

_Spc. Kevin R. Shumaker, 24, of Livermore, Calif., died Aug. 31 in a stateside hospital of a noncombat-related illness; he was assigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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