US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,788

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Posted: Mar 27, 2012 12:53 PM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,788

As of Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at least 1,788 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. EDT.

At least 1,489 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 110 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 13 were the result of hostile action.

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

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 15,488 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:

_ Sgt. Daniel J. Brown, 27, of Jerome, Idaho; died March 24 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

_Capt. Aaron D. Istre, 37, of Vinton, La.; died March 24 in Kabul, Afghanistan; assigned to the HHC, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas.

_Spc. Dennis P. Weichel Jr., 29, of Providence, R.I.; died March 22 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island National Guard, East Greenwich, R.I.

_Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe, 27, of Frankfort, Ind.; died March 21 in Topeka, Kan., from wounds suffered on April 10, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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