US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,721

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 4:36 PM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,721

As of Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at least 1,721 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 four less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,444 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 103 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is the same as the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 14,837 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:

_Lance Cpl. Joshua D. Corral, 19, of Danville, Calif., died Nov. 18 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

_Pfc. Adam E. Dobereiner, 21, of Moline, Ill., died Nov. 18 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

_Spc. Sean M. Walsh, 21, of San Jose, Calif., died Nov. 16, in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained after encountering indirect fire; assigned to the 185th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, Pittsburg, Calif.

_Two soldiers died Nov. 16, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Killed were Spc. James R. Burnett Jr., 21, of Wichita, Kan., and Pfc. Matthew C. Colin, 22, of Navarre, Fla.

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