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Jun 1st, 2010

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at least 4,400 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, 31,827 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s most recent weekly tally.

U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identifications:

Army National Guard Maj. Ronald Wayne Culver Jr., 44, El Dorado, Ark. and Shreveport, La., died May 24, 2010 in Numaniyah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, Louisiana National Guard, Shreveport, La.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, May 28, 2010, at least 1,000 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:

Army Pfc. Christopher R. Barton, 22, Concord, N.C., died May 24, 2010 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Edwin Rivera, 28, Waterford, Conn., died May 25, 2010 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained May 20 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire at Contingency Outpost Xio Haq, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, Norwalk, Conn.

Marine Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht, 24, College Station, Texas, died May 27, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Related report on this site

1,000th American Troop Killed in Afghanistan (May 29, 2010)

Image: Brothers of Jacob Leicht
Jonathan Leicht, left, and Jesse Leicht pose with a photo of their brother, Marine Cpl. Jacob Leicht, Saturday, May 29, 2010 in Kerrville, Texas. Their brother was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan on May 27, making him the 1,000th U.S. serviceman killed in the Afghanistan war. (Photo credit: Eric Gay / AP)


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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — June 1, 2009

Coleman Minnesota Supreme Court Appeal

One year ago today, I reported that the Minnesota Supreme Court was hearing arguments in Norm Coleman’s appeal of a lower court’s decision in favor of Al Franken in the U.S. Senate recount trial.

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