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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, November 30, 2012, at least 2,161 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:


Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor, 22, Gillette, N.J., died Nov. 1, 2012 of a gunshot wound while supporting stability operations in Zabul, Afghanistan. He was Special Warfare Operator assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va., Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.


Army Reserve Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz, 27, Alden, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.


Army Reserve Spc. Ryan P. Jayne, 22, Campbell, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.


Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, 29, Port Henry, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.


Army Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, Shenandoah, Iowa, died Nov. 5, 2012 of unspecified causes in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Spc. Daniel L. Carlson, 21, Running Springs, Calif., died Nov. 9, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.


Army Capt. James D. Nehl, 37, Gardiner, Ore., died Nov. 9, 2012 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, from small-arms fire while on patrol during combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Bennett, 26, Glendora, Calif., died Nov. 10, 2012 in Sperwan Gar, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when he encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 53rd Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, Spokane, Wash., died Nov. 12, 2012 at Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13, 2012 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, 24, Greer, S.C., died Nov. 16, 2012 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, Booneville, Ark., died Nov. 16, 2012 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means, 23, Jordan, Minn., died Nov. 18, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Spc. Zachary A. Shanafelt, 24, Grand Rapids, Mich., died Nov. 21, 2012 at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., of injuries suffered the previous year in Faryab, Afghanistan. He was assigned to A Battery, 1-84 Field Artillery, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.


Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, 32, Arcata, Calif., died Nov. 24, 2012 while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. He was a Special Warfare Operator assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va.


Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, Island Heights, N.J., died Nov. 26, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


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Related report

Minnesota Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means and wife Andrea.
Lance Cpl. Dale Means and wife Andrea. (Facebook photo)

The Associated Press via St. Cloud Times
November 19, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — The sister of a Minnesota Marine says her brother has died in Afghanistan.

JoLyn Means says the Marines told her family Sunday night her 23-year-old brother, Lance Cpl. Dale Means, was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Helmand province.

Means was deployed in July on his first tour.

Means graduated from New Prague High School in 2007 and married his wife Andrea, also a 2007 New Prague graduate, in October 2011. The couple lived off-base at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where Means was stationed.

Means enlisted about two years ago. His sister says he “wanted to do something important in his life.” …

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