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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at least 2,069 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, 17,106 U.S. service members have been wounded as of July 31, 2012, according to iCasualties.org.

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Latest identifications:


Army Pfc. Cody O. Moosman, 24, Preston, Idaho, died July 3, 2012 in Gayan Alwara Mandi, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Staff Sgt. Raul M. Guerra, 37, Union City, N.J., died July 4, 2012 in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes. He was assigned to the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army service member Roberto A. Rodriguez Jr., Hope Mills, North Carolina, died July 4, 2012 in Southern Afghanistan of a non-hostile cause. [Full details not yet released]


Army Reserve Capt. Bruce A. MacFarlane, 46, Oviedo, Florida, died July 6, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1186th Transportation Company, 831st Transportation Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Jacksonville, Fla.


Army Cpl. Juan P. Navarro, 23, Austin, Texas, died July 7, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Pfc. Trevor B. Adkins, 21, Spring Lake, N.C., died July 8, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, 21, Eatonton, Ga., died July 8, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Spc. Jonathan Batista, 22, Kinnelon, N.J., died July 8, 2012 in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, Porterville, Calif., died July 8, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, 31, Tampa, Fla., died July 8, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Pfc. Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20, Spring Grove, Pa., died July 8, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23, Brooksville, Fla., died July 8, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Spc. Sterling W. Wyatt, 21, Columbia, Mo., died July 11, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Sgt. Michael E. Ristau, 25, Rockford, Ill., died July 13, 2012 in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 24, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died July 14, 2012 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.


Army Sgt. Erik N. May, 26, Independence, Kan., died July 14, 2012 at a medical facility in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. The cause of his death is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army National Guard Spc. Sergio E. Perez Jr., 21, Crown Point, Ind., died July 16, 2012 in Wali Kot District, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by enemy rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.


Army National Guard Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor, 20, Berne, Ind., died July 16, 2012 in Wali Kot District, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by enemy rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.


Army Spc. Krystal M. Fitts, 26, Houston, Texas, died July 17, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from indirect fire. She was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Sgt. Jose J. Reyes, 24, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, died July 18, 2012 in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, Baltimore, Md., died July 18, 2012 in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua R. Ashley, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., died July 19, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Second Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, West Monroe, La., died July 19, 2012 in Oman when his MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter crashed during a heavy lift operation. He was declared deceased July 21 following an extensive search of the wreckage and the surrounding areas. Fitzmorris was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, based at Naval Base Norfolk, Va.


Army Spc. Darrion T. Hicks, 21, Raleigh, N.C., died July 19, 2012 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained from an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany.


Army Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice, 24, Troy, Ohio, died July 19, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Navy Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Sean P. Sullivan, 40, St. Louis, Mo., died July 19, 2012 in Oman when his MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter crashed during a heavy lift operation. He was declared deceased July 21 following an extensive search of the wreckage and the surrounding areas. Sullivan was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, based at Naval Base Norfolk, Va.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky, 33, Tamarac, Fla., died July 21, 2012 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries related to a dismounted improvised explosive device blast. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Brodsky was assigned to Navy Region Southwest Security Detachment, San Diego.


Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Brandon R. Pepper, 31, York, Pa., died July 21, 2012 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Staff Sgt. Richard L. Berry, 27, Scottsdale, Ariz., died July 22, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Pfc. Julian L. Colvin, 21, Birmingham, Ala., died July 22, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. Justin L. Horsley, 21, Palm Bay, Fla., died July 22, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Pul-E Alam (Puli Alam), Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Italy.


Army Pfc. Brenden N. Salazar, 20, Chuluota, Fla., died July 22, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Pul-E Alam (Puli Alam), Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Italy.


Army Sgt. Eric E. Williams, 27, Murrieta, Calif., died July 23, 2012 in Pul-E Alam (Puli Alam), Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Marine Corps Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, 26, Traverse City, Mich., died July 24, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Pfc. Adam C. Ross, 19, Lyman, S.C., died July 24, 2012 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.


Army Sgt. John E. Hansen, 41, Austin, Texas, died July 26, 2012 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army 1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, Redding, Calif., died July 26, 2012 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Pfc. Theodore M. Glende, 23, Rochester, N.Y., died July 27, 2012 in Kharwar, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.


Army Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, 25, Turlock, Calif., died July 27, 2012 in Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, California National Guard, Van Nuys, Calif.


Army Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28, La Verne, Calif., died July 28, 2012 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle, 38, Lebanon, Ohio, died July 28, 2012 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, Palm Bay, Fla., died July 29, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, Holland, Mich., died July 29, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


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