As of Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at least 4,393 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,790 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.
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Army Pfc. Charlie C. Antonio, 28, Kahului, Hawaii, died April 18, 2010 in Annassar, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Army Staff Sgt. James R. Patton, 23, Fort Benning, Ga., died April 18, 2010 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained as the result of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Worrell, 35, Virginia Beach, Va., died April 22, 2010 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 702nd Combat Support Battalion, 4th Stryker Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
As of Friday, April 23, 2010, at least 961 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.
Army Sgt. Michael K. Ingram Jr., 23, Monroe, Mich., died April 17, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Army National Guard Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley, 28, Richmond, Ky., died April 18, 2010 in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was found dead in his quarters, and the circumstances of his death are under investigation. He was assigned to the 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky National Guard, Richmond, Ky.
Army National Guard Sgt. Robert J. Barrett, 20, Fall River, Mass., died April 19, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when a suicide bomber attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard, Fall River, Mass. [Sgt. Barrett was training Afghan police officers when the suicide bomber stole a uniform, infiltrated the group he and eight other U.S. soldiers were training, and launched the attack.]
Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Laborde, 53, Waterloo, Iowa, died April 22, 2010 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 649th Regional Support Group, U.S. Army Reserve, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Army Sgt. Ronald A. Kubik, 21, Brielle, N.J., died April 23, 2010 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. [Kubik was encouraged by his advanced placement teachers to attend law school, but he joined the Army instead. “He accomplished a lot in a short period of time,” said his father, Ronald Kubik. “I am going to miss my little fishing buddy.”]
Army Sgt. Jason A. Santora, 25, Farmingville, N.Y., died April 23, 2010 in Logar province, Afghanistan, when he was shot during an ambush of his unit was ambushed while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — April 27, 2009
A man carries the body of his granddaughter, who was killed in Baghdad on Friday in a bomb attack, in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, April 25, 2009. In a second day of major bloodshed in Iraq, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Baghdad, killing 60 people, police said. (Photo credit: Reuters / Ali Abu Shish)
One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that Iraq’s prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid as a “crime” that violated its security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi courts.
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