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U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
(Afghanistan)

As of Thursday, December 31, 2015, at least 2,378 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, 17,674 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Sept. 30, 2012, the latest number reported by iCasualties.org.


Army Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8, 2015 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small-arms fire while he was on an escort mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, Melbourne, Florida, died May 24, 2015 in Bagram, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident while while serving in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He was assigned to Group Support Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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DoD civilian Krissie K. Davis, 54, Talladega, Alabama, a member of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Anniston, Alabama, and deployed to DLA Disposition Services Bagram as part of the civilian expeditionary workforce supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, was killed June 8, 2015 during an indirect fire attack on Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.


Army Green Beret Master Sgt. Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, Bristol, Rhode Island, died Aug. 8, 2015 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds when he was attacked by enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.


Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, Lexington, Kentucky, died Aug. 26, 2015 near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, Pensacola, Florida, died Aug. 26, 2015 near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked. He was assigned to the the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.


Army Spc. Kyle E. Gilbert, 24, Buford, Ga., died Sept. 21, 2015 in Bagram, Afghanistan, in a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Air Force Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, Camarillo, California, died Oct. 2, 2015 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Hammond, 26, Moundsville, West Virginia, died Oct. 2, 2015 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.


Air Force Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, 21, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Oct. 2, 2015 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.


Air Force Capt. Jordan B. Pierson, 28, Abilene, Texas, died Oct. 2, 2015 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.


Air Force Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia, died Oct. 2, 2015 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.


Air Force Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, Pensacola, Florida, died Oct. 2, 2015 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.


Air Force Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, Kalamazoo, Michigan, died Oct. 11, 2015 at Camp Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan, in the non-hostile crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter. He was assigned to the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.


Air Force Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, died Oct. 11, 2015 in the crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, 31, Coram, New York, died Dec. 21, 2015 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, 28, Mercedes, Texas, died Dec. 21, 2015 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.


Air Force Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, Bronx, New York, died Dec. 21, 2015 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride, 30, Statesboro, Georgia, died Dec. 21, 2015 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 405, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, 30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 21, 2015 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 816, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.


Air Force Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, 36, Plymouth, Minnesota, died Dec. 21, 2015 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when her patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

DOD

U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Inherent Resolve
(ISIS/ISIL in Syria and Iraq)

As of Thursday, December 31, 2015, at least 4,495 members of the U.S. military had died in the Middle East since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, according to according to iCasualties.org.


Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, Hermosa Beach, California, died April 13, 2015 at an air base in Southwest Asia in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Operation Inherent Resolve. He was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, U.S. Air Forces Central Command.


Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Devon J. Doyle, 21, Alamosa, Colorado, died May 16, 2015 in Manama, Bahrain, in a noncombat-related incident on liberty while serving in Operation Inherent Resolve. He was assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), homeported in Mayport, Florida.


Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris, 24, of Lisle, Illinois, died May 21, 2015 in Zayed Military City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Operation Inherent Resolve. He was temporarily assigned to the Crisis Response Element of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command.


Army Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, 19, Griffin, Georgia, died June 12, 2015 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Operation Inherent Resolve. He was assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May, 38, Chesterfield, Michigan, died June 29, 2015 on board USS Essex (LHD 2), of noncombat-related causes (experiencing chest pains and collapsing) while the ship was at sea.

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Navy Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, 21, Fairfax, Va., died Sept. 27, 2015 in Manama, Bahrain, in a noncombat-related shooting incident. He was assigned to the mine countermeasures ship Gladiator, forward-deployed to Bahrain and assigned to 5th Fleet.


Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, Roland, Oklahoma, died Oct. 22, 2015 in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, from wounds caused by enemy small-arms fire in a raid on an Islamic State detention center. He was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Army Pvt. Christopher J. Castaneda, 19, Fripp Island, S.C., died Nov. 19, 2015 on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

DOD

Casualties At a Glance: Deaths by Conflict

Operation Inherent Resolve: 10

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel: 20

Operation Enduring Freedom: 2347

Operation New Dawn: 67

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4409

Source: Military Times database

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Tammy Duckworth was deployed to Iraq in 2004, where she served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot. She lost her right leg near the hip and her left leg below the knee from injuries sustained on November 12, 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents.

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