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Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 2:22 p.m.

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,875

As of Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at least 1,875 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 least 1,561 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, 16,368 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
--Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler Jr., 47, of Gulfport, Fla.; found deceased in his berthing compartment June 8 on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65); assigned to Enterprise as a logistics specialist; Enterprise is currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
--Cpl. Anthony R. Servin, 22, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; died June 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
--Pfc. Brandon D. Goodine, 20, of Luthersville, Ga.; died June 7 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
--Two soldiers died June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed; they were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed were: Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, Calif., and 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Wash.
--Pfc. Vincent J. Ellis, 22, of Tokyo, Japan; died June 4, in Landstuhl, Germany, from wounds suffered June 1, on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with improvised explosive devices and small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Story tags » Afghanistan WarWalla Walla

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