As of Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at least 1,750 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 four less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EST.
At least 1,472 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 104 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is one more than the department's tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 15,183 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
_Pfc. Dustin P. Napier, 20, of London, Ky., died Jan. 8 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from enemy small-arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
_Four soldiers died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. Killed were Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, 32, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr., 44, of Hamlet, Ind.; Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, 20, of Aurora, Ill.; and Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt, 21, of Merrillville, Ind.
_Three airmen died Jan. 5 in Shir Ghazi, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Killed were Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell, 23, of Erie, Pa., assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz, 34, of Traverse City, Mich., assigned to the 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, FE Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., and Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler, 24, of Westminster, Md., assigned to the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
_ Petty Officer 1st Class Chad R. Regelin, 24, of Cottonwood, Calif., died Jan. 2 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned as an explosive ordnance disposal technician to Marine Special Operations Company Bravo and stationed at Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, San Diego, Calif.