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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Monday, April 30, 2012, at least 1,958 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, 15,853 U.S. service members have been wounded as of April 30, 2012, according to iCasualties.org.

Latest identifications:


Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni, 21, Ithaca, N.Y., died April 3, 2012 of wounds sustained Jan. 18, 2012, 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 Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, 26, Columbus, Ohio, died April 3, 2012 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained after he was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.


Army Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Smith, 24, Licking, Mo., died April 3, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. Jeffrey L. White Jr., 21, Catawissa, Mo., died April 3, 2012 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.


Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon, 44, Grove City, Ohio, died April 4, 2012 in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio.


Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck, 45, Columbus, Ohio, died April 4, 2012 in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio.


Army National Guard Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski, 36, Dublin, Ohio, died April 4, 2012 in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio.


Marine Corps Cpl. Alex Martinez, 21, Elgin, Ill., died April 5, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Army Spc. Antonio C. Burnside [Blackfeet family name "Many Hides"], 31, Great Falls, Mont., died April 6, 2012 at Ghanzi province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Navy Constructionman Trevor J. Stanley, 22, Virginia Beach, Va., died April 7 2012 while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. He was a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif.


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat, 22, Tacoma, Wash., died April 11, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Army Spc. Philip C. S. Schiller, 21, The Colony, Texas, died April 11, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, 25, Providence, R.I., died April 12, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins, 23, Yantis, Texas, died April 14, 2012 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.


Marine Corps Cpl. Aaron M. Faust, 22, Louisville, Ky., died April 15, 2012 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk, 32, Dyer, Ind., died April 15, 2012 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.


Army Capt. Michael C. Braden, 31, Lock Haven, Pa., died April 18, 2012 in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas S. Johnson, 27, San Diego, Calif., died April 19, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.


Army Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer, 23, Pekin, Ill., died April 19, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray, 25, Waipahu, Hawaii, died April 19, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.


Army Sgt. Chris J. Workman, 33, Boise, Idaho, died April 19, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.


Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Frankhauser, 30, Mason, Texas, died April 22, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Army Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf, 22, Boynton Beach, Fla., died April 22, 2012 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, 28, Cobb, Ga., died April 22, 2012 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, West Sacramento, Calif., died April 24, 2012 in Paktika province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany.


Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Britton-Mihalo, 25, Simi Valley, Calif., died April 25, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.


Army Spc. Moises J. Gonzalez, 29, Huntington, Calif., died April 25, 2012 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over. He was assigned to the 509th Combat Service Support Company, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Spc. Benjamin H. Neal, 21, Orfordville, Wis., died April 25, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Spc. Jason K. Edens, 22, Franklin, Tenn., died April 26, 2012 in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 15 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, when the enemy attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston, 29, Candler, N.C., died April 26, 2012 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Sgt. Dick A. Lee Jr., 31, Orange Park, Fla., died April 26, 2012 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany.


Navy Lt. Christopher E. Mosko, 28, Pittsford, N.Y., died April 26, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Nawa district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. He was assigned as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platoon Commander to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan, and was stationed at EOD Mobile Unit 3, San Diego, Calif.


Marine Corps Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt, 38, Gautier, Miss., died April 28, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Army Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas, 20, Anaheim, Calif., died April 28, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Army Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut, 23, Rochester, Minn., died April 30, 2012 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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Suicide Blast Kills 3 American Soldiers in Usually Peaceful Afghan Province


Wounded U.S. soldiers lie on the ground at the scene of a suicide attack Wed., April 4, 2012 in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Gul Buddin Elham / AP)

The Associated Press, Reuters, and NBC News, via MSNBC.com
April 4, 2012

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, Wednesday in Afghanistan’s relatively peaceful northern Faryab province, police said.

Pentagon and military officials told NBC News that the three Americans, who were not identified, were “partnered” with Afghan forces on a routine patrol when the blast occurred.

Afghan police said the Americans were taking pictures at a park in Maimanah, when shortly before noon, the bomber detonated his explosives at the park gate. Police said four of the 10 killed were Afghan police officers. At least 20 people were wounded, officials said.

Slain soldiers lay on blood-soaked pavement beside a blown-off leg and strewn helmets, witnesses told Reuters. Afghan police rushed to try to move soldiers into vehicles. …

Witnesses said the bomber walked right up to them and screamed “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) before detonating his suicide vest. …

Full story

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U.S. Black Hawk helicopter with four crew members crashes in Afghanistan (NBC News, April 19, 2012) — A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter with four crew members on board crashed in southwestern Afghanistan on Thursday. A senior U.S. military official confirmed to NBC News that there was bad weather in the area at the time of the crash, but said that the possibility that enemy activity downed the helicopter could not be ruled out. … “We don’t expect any survivors,” the official told NBC News. … Full story

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