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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Sunday, September 30, 2012, at least 2,127 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 Green Beret Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, Mesquite, Texas, died Sept. 1, 2012 in Batur Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Torii Station, Japan.


Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, 28, Petersburg, Va., died Sept. 1, 2012 in Batur Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command (CBRNE), Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. Kyle R. Rookey, 23, Oswego, N.Y., died Sept. 2, 2012 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan from a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alec R. Terwiske, 21, Dubois, Ind., died Sept. 3, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. His parent command was Inspector/Instructor Staff, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Fort Knox, Ky.


Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, Houston, Texas, died Sept. 5, 2012 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, San Antonio, Texas, died Sept. 5, 2012 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when her OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed. She was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, Lafayette, Ind., died Sept. 13, 2012 in Muqer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.


Marine Corps Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, Kokomo, Ind., died Sept. 15, 2012 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Marine Corps Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, Huntingdon, Pa., died Sept. 15, 2012 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, Amarillo, Texas, died Sept. 16, 2012 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his position was attacked with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C., died Sept. 16, 2012 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his position was attacked with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.


Army Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, Honolulu, Hawaii, died Sept. 16, 2012 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his position was attacked with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., died Sept. 16, 2012 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his position was attacked with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, Cabot, Ark., died Sept. 20, 2012 in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire while on mounted patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.


Navy Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Dion Rashun Roberts, 23, North Chicago, Ill., died Sept. 22, 2012 as a result of a single-vehicle accident in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to an East Coast Naval Special Warfare Unit.


Army Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz, 28, Lakehurst, N.J., died Sept. 26, 2012 in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent wearing a suicide vest detonated the device near their patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Army Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, 29, Tucson, Ariz., died Sept. 26, 2012 in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent wearing a suicide vest detonated the device near their patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, 39, Tolar, Texas, died Sept. 28, 2012 in Wardak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire [in an "insider attack"]. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, 29, Liverpool, N.Y., died Sept. 29, 2012 in Sayyid Abad, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.


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