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Jun 14th, 2009

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Sunday, June 14, 2009, at least 4,313 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identification:

Army Staff Sgt. Edmond L. Lo, 23, Salem, N.H., died June 13, 2009 in Samarra City, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device that his explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was acting to neutralize detonated. He was assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, June 12, 2009, at least 632 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Latest identifications:

Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle, 20, Downey, Calif., died June 6, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Army Spc. Eduardo S. Silva, 25, Greenfield, Calif., died June 9, 2009 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Marine Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky L. Richardson Jr., 33, Franklin, Mo., died June 10, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Delaram, Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.


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