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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, February 28, 2014, at least 2,315 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.

Latest identifications:


Army Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21, Van Lear, Ky., died Feb. 10, 2014 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a noncombat-related incident. He was a satellite communications system operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, 2014 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket-propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, Portland, Ore., died Feb. 12, 2014 in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was struck by enemy small-arms fire in an “insider attack” by gunmen wearing Afghan security force uniforms. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, York, Fla., died Feb. 12, 2014 in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was struck by enemy small-arms fire in an “insider attack” by gunmen wearing Afghan security force uniforms. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


Marine Corps Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, 2014 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, Waseca, Minn., died Feb. 28, 2014 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Air National Guard Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52, North Smithfield, R.I., died Feb. 28, 2014 from a noncombat-related incident at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. He was assigned to the 157th Operations Support Squadron, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.

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