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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Sunday, January 8, 2012, at least 1,872 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, 15,045 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Nov. 30, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

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Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class (AW) Stacy O. Johnson, 35, Rolling Fork, Miss., died July 18, 2011 while supporting operations in Bahrain. He was assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain. The Navy reclassified his death in a motorcycle crash more than five months after he died to reflect that he played a direct role supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., 35, Oxnard, Calif., died Dec. 3, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Spc. Ryan M. Lumley, 21, Lakeland, Fla., died Dec. 3, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 21, Springville, Calif., died Dec. 3, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Sgt. Ryan D. Sharp, 28, Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Dec. 3, 2011 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered Nov. 21 at Kandahar province, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher P. J. Levy, 21, Ramseur, N.C., died Dec. 10, 2011 of wounds sustained Dec. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Sgt. Christopher L. Muniz, 24, New Cuyama, Calif., died Dec. 11, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr., 30, Blairstown, N.J., died Dec. 11, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Pvt. Jalfred D. Vaquerano, 20, Apopka, Fla., died Dec. 13, 2011 in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered from enemy small-arms fire while deployed in Logar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Marine Corps Maj. Samuel M. Griffith, 36, Virginia Beach, Va., died Dec. 14, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Marine Forces Reserve, West Palm Beach, Fla.


Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg, 21, Longview, Wash., died Dec. 21, 2011 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of a gunshot wound. She was assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.


Army Staff Sgt. Joseph J. “Doc” Altmann, 27, Marshfield, Wis., died Dec. 25, 2011 in Kunar province Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Spc. Kurt W. Kern, 24, McAllen, Texas, died Dec. 27, 2011 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Noah M. Korte, 29, Lake Elsinore, Calif., died Dec. 27, 2011 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Pfc. Justin M. Whitmire, 20, Easley, S.C., died Dec. 27, 2011 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Pfc. Whitmire had been in Afghanistan for about 19 days and in the military for a little over a year.


Army National Guard Spc. Pernell J. Herrera, 33, Espanola, N.M., died Dec. 31, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of a suspected heart attack while performing physical fitness training. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico Army National Guard, Santa Fe, N.M.


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