US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,473

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Posted: Jul 26, 2011 3:47 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,473

As of Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at least 4,473 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 3,524 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, 32,158 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

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The latest identification reported by the military:

_Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident; he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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Online: http://www.defense.gov/news/