US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,450

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Posted: Apr 26, 2011 1:52 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,450

As of Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at least 4,450 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 3,503 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,074 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:

_Two soldiers died of wounds suffered April 22, in Numaniyah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed were 1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, N.J., and Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

_Petty Officer 3rd Class Micah Aaron Hill, 27, of Ralston, Neb.; died April 19 in a noncombat incident; he was assigned to the USS Enterprise as a machinist's mate. Enterprise is currently deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting operations in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

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