US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 845

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 9:05 PM

As of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at least 845 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 655 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 71 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, four were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and two military civilian deaths.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ No new deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Spc. Jason A. McLeod, 22, Crystal Lake, Ill.; died Monday west of Pashmul, Afghanistan, after insurgents attacked his unit with mortar fire; assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

_ Army Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, 34, Cockeysville, Md.; died Monday in Pashay Kala, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Maryland Army National Guard, Glen Arm, Md.

_ Two Army soldiers died Sunday in Zabul province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were Sgt. James M. Nolen, 25, Alvin, Texas; and Pfc. Marcus A. Tynes, 19, Moreno Valley, Calif.

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