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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Saturday, August 31, 2013, at least 2,270 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, according to iCasualties.org.

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Latest identifications:


Army Spc. Nickolas S. Welch, 26, Mill City, Ore., died Aug. 6, 2013 in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained July 23 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.


Army Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., 26, Baytown, Texas, died Aug. 11, 2013 in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.


Army Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, Caldwell, Idaho, died Aug. 11, 2013 in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.


Army Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, 22, Little Rock, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.


Army 1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29, Helena, Ala., died Aug. 18, 2013 in Fort Bliss, Texas, from a noncombat-related illness diagnosed on March 24, in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Green Beret Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, Orange, Va., died Aug. 20, 2013 of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, Santa Maria, Calif., died Aug. 23, 2013 in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.


Army Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, Humphreys, Mo., died Aug. 23, 2013 in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.


Army 1st Lt. Jason Togi, 24, Pago Pago, American Samoa, died Aug. 26, 2013 in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, Staten Island, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 2013 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, small-arms fire, and indirect fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, 2013 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, 28, Villa Rica, Ga., died Aug. 31, 2013 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Carson, Colo.


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3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

By Courtney Kube and Tracy Connor

August 11, 2013

Three U.S. soldiers were killed Sunday by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, and several were wounded, military officials said. …

As of Aug. 9, at least 2,124 U.S. soldiers had died in the 12-year war in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 1,759 were killed in action.

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