US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,452

AP News
Posted: May 03, 2011 2:10 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,452

As of Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at least 4,452 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 3,504 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,079 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_Pfc. Robert M. Friese, 21, of Chesterfield, Mich.; died April 29 in Al Qadisiyah province, Iraq, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

_Spc. Andrew E. Lara, 25, of Albany, Ore.; died April 27, of a noncombat-related incident, in Babil province, Iraq; assigned to F Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment.