US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,892

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 2:17 PM
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,892

As of Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at least 1,892 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 seven less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,577 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 114 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, 16,584 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:

—Lance Cpl. Niall W. Cotisears, 23, of Arlington, Va.; died June 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

—Lance Cpl. Hunter D. Hogan, 21, of Norman, Ind.; died June 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

—Pfc. Steven P. Stevens II, 23, of Tallahassee, Fla.; died June 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

— Maj. Paul C. Voelke, 36, of Monroe, N.Y.; died Jun. 22 in Mazar E. Sharif, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

—Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, of Laurel, Md.; died June 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

—Three soldiers died June 20, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire and an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, S.C.; killed were: 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl, 30, of Lexington, S.C.; Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas, 30, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; and Spc. John D. Meador II, 36, of Columbia, S.C.

—Sgt. Jose Rodriguez, 22, of Gustine, Calif.; died June 19, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy, small arms fire; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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