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Feb 16th, 2010

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at least 4,376 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, 31,651 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:

Army Pfc. Adriana Alvarez, 20, San Benito, Texas, died Feb. 10, 2010 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained while supporting combat operations. She was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at least 902 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 identification:

Army Sgt. Adam J. Ray, 23, Louisville, Ky., died Feb. 9, 2010 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


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2/20/10 Update

2 U.S. Helicopter Pilots Killed in Iraq

Feb. 21, 2010

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says two Army helicopter pilots have been killed in an accident on a base in northern Iraq.

The military said in a statement that there were no “enemy forces” present and no hostile fire reported.

It said the aircraft made a “hard landing” Sunday near an airfield inside the base, but gave no further details. The military often uses the phrase “hard landing” to mean a crash. …

The deaths raise to at least 4,378 the number of U.S. military personnel who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. …


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — February 16, 2009

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George W. Bush

Bush Not ‘Worst President Ever’

One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that historians ranked Abraham Lincoln the best U.S. president and James Buchanan the worst. Former President George W. Bush was ranked 36th out of the 42 men who had been chief executive by the end of 2008, according to a survey conducted by the cable TV channel C-SPAN.

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