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Sep 30th, 2011


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, September 30, 2011, at least 4,477 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, 32,187 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Aug. 31, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identification:


Army Sgt. Andy C. Morales, 32, Longwood, Fla., died Sept. 22, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Orlando, Fla.


Army Spc. Adrian G. Mills, 23, Newnan, Ga., died Sept. 29, 2011 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using indirect fire. He was assigned to the 272nd Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, Fort Polk, La.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, September 30, 2011, at least 1,795 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, 13,705 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Aug. 31, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

Latest identifications:


Army Pfc. Carlos A. Aparicio, 19, San Bernadino, Calif., died Sept. 23, 2011 in Wardak, province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.


Army Sgt. Rafael E. Bigai Baez, 28, San Juan, Puerto Rico, died Sept. 23, 2011 in Wardak, province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.


Army Sgt. Tyler N. Holtz, 22, Dana Point, Calif., died Sept. 24, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Marine Reserve Lance Cpl. Franklin N. Watson, 21, Vonore, Tenn., died Sept. 24, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company D, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Knoxville, Tenn.


Army National Guard Spc. Francisco J. Briseno-Alvarez Jr., 27, Oklahoma City, Okla., died Sept. 25, 2011 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Stillwater, Okla.


Army 1st Lt. Andres Zermeno, 26, San Antonio, Texas, died Sept. 25, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort. Polk, La.


Army Spc. Garrett A. Fant, 21, American Canyon, Calif., died Sept. 26, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with 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.


Marine Lance Cpl. John R. Wimpey Cagle, 19, Tucker, Ga., died Sept. 28, 2011 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Sgt. Christopher Diaz, 27, Albuquerque, N.M., died Sept. 28, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.


Army Pfc. David A. Drake, 21, Lumberton, Texas, died Sept. 28, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.


Army Spc. Steven E. Gutowski, 24, Plymouth, Mass., died Sept. 28, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.


Marine 1st Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, 27, Clarksboro, N.J., died Sept. 28, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.


Army 1st Lt. Ivan D. Lechowich, 27, Valrico, Fla., died Sept. 28, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.


Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Sprovtsoff, 28, Davison, Mich., died Sept. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

One Year Ago — September 30, 2010

Pakistan Shuts U.S. Supply Line

One year ago today, I reported that Pakistan blocked a vital supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for an alleged cross-border helicopter strike by the coalition that killed three Pakistani frontier troops.

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Two Years Ago — September 30, 2009

Princeton Bomb Scare

Two years ago today, on September 30, 2009, I reported that the Princeton, Minn., police and fire departments and bomb squads from Minneapolis and Crow Wing County were responding to reports of suspicious packages at the Princeton post office, high school, and public utilities building. It was later established that the packages contained “inert powders” and no hazardous materials — an apparent hoax. Police ultimately took two local teenagers into custody a couple of days after the incident.

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Three Years Ago — September 30, 2008

Deteriorating Security in Afghanistan, Persistent Violence in Iraq

Three years ago today, on September 30, 2008, I reported on the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and U.S. military deaths and persistent violence in Iraq.

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