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Dec 30th, 2009

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at least 4,370 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,613 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identification:


U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of  Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at least 861 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Latest identifications:

Marine Lance Cpl. Omar G. Roebuck, 23, Moreno Valley, Calif., died Dec. 22, 2009 as a result of a noncombat-related incident in in Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan. [According to his father, John Roebuck, Lance Cpl. Roebuck, a diesel mechanic, was crushed while working on a new assault tank.] He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Army Staff Sgt. David H. Gutierrez, 35, San Francisco, Calif., died Dec. 25, 2009 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device in Howz-e Madad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Army Spc. Jason M. Johnston, 24, Albion, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2009 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


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12/31/09 Update

U.S. troop deaths soar in Afghanistan in 2009 (AP, Dec. 31, 2009) — U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan doubled in 2009 compared with the previous year as 30,000 additional troops began pouring in for a stepped-up offensive and the Taliban fought back with powerful improvised bombs. … Full story


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — December 30, 2008


Exodus: Iraqi Refugees Head for US

One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that more than 2 million Iraqis had fled the kidnappings, car bombings, and killings that have racked Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003; that the United States admitted more than 16,000 Iraqi refugees in 2007-2008 and expected to more than double that number by the end of 2009; and that a coalition of advocates, including Refugees International, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, called on the United States to nearly triple the amount of money it spends on the displaced Iraqis and allow the entry of as many as 105,000 in 2009 — a sevenfold increase in admissions.

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