US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,463

AP News
Posted: May 10, 2011 11:48 AM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,463

As of Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at least 1,463 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 two more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,208 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 two 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, 11,314 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_Spc. Riley S. Spaulding, 21, of Sheridan, Texas; died May 4 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a noncombat incident; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

_Sgt. Kevin W. White, 22, of Westfield, N.Y.; died May 2 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Cpl. White was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

_Sgt. Adam D. Craig, 23, of Cherokee, Iowa; died March 4 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of a noncombat related illness; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Sioux City, Iowa.