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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,804

By The Associated Press
April 10, 2012
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As of Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at least 1,804 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 six less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,504 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 111 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 two 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, 15,594 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:

--Constructionman Trevor J. Stanley, 22, of Virginia Beach, Va.; died April 7 while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif.

--Spc. Antonio C. Burnside, 31, of Great Falls, Mont.; died April 6 in Ghanzi province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

--Cpl. Alex Martinez, 21, of Elgin, Ill., died April 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

--Three soldiers died April 4, in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack by a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; killed were: Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski, 36, of Dublin, Ohio; Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck, 45, of Columbus, Ohio; Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon, 44, of Grove City, Ohio.

--Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Smith, 24, of Licking, Mo.; died April 3, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

--Spc. Jeffrey L. White, Jr., 21, of Catawissa, Mo.; died April 3, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

--Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni, 21, of Ithaca, N.Y.; died April 3 of wounds sustained Jan. 18, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

--Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, 26, of Columbus, Ohio; died April 3, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained after he was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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