US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,575

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Posted: Aug 02, 2011 1:18 PM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,575

As of Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at least 1,575 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 the same as the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,308 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 100 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, 13,011 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Pfc. Brice M. Scott, 22, of Columbus, Ga., died July 31 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

_Sgt. William B. GrossPaniagua, 28, of Daly City, Calif., died July 31 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

_Two soldiers died on July 29 at Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Tulsa, Okla. Killed were 2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, of Edmond, Okla., and Spc. Augustus J. Vicari, 22, of Broken Arrow, Okla.

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