US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,417

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Posted: Apr 05, 2011 3:12 PM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,417

As of Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at least 1,417 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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

At least 1,165 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, 11 were the result of hostile action.

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

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 10,749 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas; died April 3 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire; assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

_ Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, of Santa Clara, Calif.; died April 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

_ Spc. Dennis C. Poulin, 26, of Cumberland, R.I.; died March 31 in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on March 28 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Mass.

_ Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, of Griffin, Ga.; died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

_ Three soldiers died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan; they were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed were Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Hialeah, Fla.; Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski III, 26, of Moosup, Conn., and Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog, 23, of Pleasanton, Calif.

_ Two soldiers died March 29 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire in Kunar province; both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed were Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, 29, of Cleburne, Texas, and Pfc. Dustin J. Feldhaus, 20, of Glendale, Ariz.

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