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Jan 7th, 2011


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at least 4,432 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, more than 32,000 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s latest available tally.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

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Army National Guard Spc. Jose A. Delgado Arroy, 41, San Juan, Puerto Rico, died Jan. 2, 2011 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1013th Engineer (Sapper) Company of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.


Army National Guard Sgt. Jose M. Cintron Rosado, 38, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, died Jan. 2, 2011 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1013th Engineer (Sapper) Company of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at least 1,449 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, 9,256 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Nov. 30, 2010, according to iCasualties.org.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Maung P. Htaik, 20, Hagerstown, Md., died Jan. 1, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, 21, Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 2, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton, 26, Wichita, Kan., died Jan. 5, 2011 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

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Remember Their Sacrifice

Remember Their Sacrifice

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — January 7, 2010

“Death to America”

Image: Afghanistan protesters
Thousands of Afghans protest in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 after a blast killed four Afghan children, a policeman and at least three American troops. (Photo credit: Rahmat Gul / AP)

One year ago today, I reported that thousands of Afghans shouting “Death to America!” protested the killings of children, the latest in a string of controversial cases in which international forces have been blamed for civilian deaths.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — January 7, 2009

Jacob Wetterling Lead Unravels

Two years ago today, on Jan. 7, 2009, I examined the latest lead in the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling and provided links to reports on the Wetterling and Joshua Guimond missing person cases in St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota.





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