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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,560

At least 1,295 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action.



Kabul: As of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at least 1,560 members of the US military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the US invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is two more than the Defense Department`s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 am EDT.

At least 1,295 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 99 more members of the US 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 one fewer than the department`s tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of US military operations in Afghanistan, 12,593 US service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

Two soldiers died July 17, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; killed were Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth B. Elwell, 33, of Holland, Pa.; and Pfc. Tyler M. Springman, 19, of Hartland, Maine.

Spc. Frank R. Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, Fla., died July 16 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained at Khowst province, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle roll-over; he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, 40, of Rapid City, S.D., died July 15 after injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire in Farah province, Afghanistan; he was assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, Wash., died July 15 at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered July 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenade fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan; he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, of Mount Olivet, Ky., died July 14 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on July 13; he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Mich., died while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Now Zad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 12.; he was assigned as a hospitalman to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, NC.

Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger, 21, of Greenfield, Minn., died July 12 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; he was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

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