US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,645

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Posted: Sep 06, 2011 11:09 AM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,645

As of Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at least 1,645 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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

At least 1,375 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, 13,609 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:

_Spc. Christopher J. Scott, 21, of Tyrone, N.Y., died Sept. 3 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

_Spc. Dennis James Jr., 21 of Deltona, Fla., died Aug. 31 from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Wardak province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

_Two soldiers died Aug. 25 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle using an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 546th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were Sgt. Devin J. Daniels, 22, of Kuna, Idaho; and Sgt. Colby L. Richmond, 28, of Providence, N.C.

_Pfc. Alberto L. Obod Jr., 26, of Orlando, Fla., died Aug. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered during a vehicle roll-over; assigned to the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany.

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