US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,477

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Posted: Sep 27, 2011 1:05 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,477

As of Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at least 4,477 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action.

At least 3,525 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,195 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_Sgt. Andy C. Morales, 32, of Longwood, Fla.; died Sept. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq; assigned to the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Orlando, Fla.

_Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano, 30, of Edcouch, Texas; died Sep. 18 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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