US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,460

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:01 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,460

As of Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at least 4,460 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 3,512 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is four 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, 32,120 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:

_Pfc. Matthew J. England, 22, of Gainesville, Mo.; died June 8, in An Najaf province, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

_Five soldiers died June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire. They were assigned to the1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Killed were Spc. Emilio J. Campo Jr., 20, of Madelia, Minn.; Spc. Michael B. Cook Jr., 27, of Middletown, Ohio; Spc. Christopher B. Fishbeck, 24, of Victorville, Calif.; Spc. Robert P. Hartwick, 20, of Rockbridge, Ohio; and Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, 26, Chicago, Ill.

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