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Sep 23rd, 2011


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, September 23, 2011, at least 4,475 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to iCasualties.org.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,159 U.S. service members have been wounded as of July 31, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identification:


Army Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano, 30, Edcouch, Texas, died Sept. 18, 2011 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, September 23, 2011, at least 1,782 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to iCasualties.org.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 13,010 U.S. service members have been wounded as of July 31, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

Latest identifications:


Army Reserve Sgt. Garrick L. Eppinger Jr., 25, Appleton, Wis., died Sept. 17, 2011 in Parwan province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 395th Ordnance Company, 687th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 646th Regional Support Group, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Wausau, Wis.


Army Staff Sgt. Michael W. Hosey, 27, Birmingham, Ala., died Sept. 17, 2011 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Spc. Chazray C. Clark, 24, Ecorse, Mich., died Sept. 18, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Spc. Ryan J. Cook, 29, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sept. 18, 2011 in Takhar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, 31, Reno, Nev., died Sept. 18, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Army Spc. Robert E. Dyas, 21, Nampa, Idaho, died Sept. 21, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Spc. Jakob J. Roelli, 24, Darlington, Wis., died Sept. 21, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Marine Lance Cpl. Terry C. Wright, 21, Scio, Ohio, died Sept. 21, 2011 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Three Years Ago — September 23, 2008

Bombs in Baghdad

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