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Dec 1st, 2009

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at least 4,367 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, 31,575 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.


U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identifications:

Army Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, 23, White Sulphur Springs, Mont., died Nov. 27, 2009 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, east of Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at least 851 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:

Army Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, 23, Richmond, Va., died Nov. 4, 2009 while involved in a resupply mission in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Islip had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown. His status was changed Nov. 29 to having died in a noncombat-related incident. [Update: For more information, see “Related reports on this site” below.]

Navy Engineman 3rd Class David M. Mudge, 22, Sutherlin, Ore., died Nov. 28, 2009 when he was electrocuted while working in a machinery space aboard the guided missile frigate USS Rentz while on a port call in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.


Remember Their Sacrifice

Remember Their Sacrifice

Related links

Iraq Casualties

Afghanistan Casualties

Honor the Fallen


Related reports on this site

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties (Nov. 17, 2009)

Taliban Holding U.S. Bodies (Nov. 6, 2009)


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — December 1, 2008

Image: Baghdad bomb attacks site.
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police secure the site of bomb attacks at a police academy in eastern Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2008. (Photo credit: Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters)

Bombs Rip Through Iraq Cities

One year ago today, on Dec. 1, 2008, I reported that a series of bombs had struck U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens, including four U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi general; that Ivan Watson — an American reporter for National Public Radio — and three Iraqi colleagues escaped injury when a bomb attached to their parked car exploded in west Baghdad; and that South Korea had started withdrawing its troops from Iraq ahead of the Dec. 31, 2008 expiration of the U.N. mandate that authorized military operations in Iraq.

3 Responses to “Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties”
  1. Immelman for Congress » Blog Archive » Taliban Holding U.S. Bodies Says:

    […] Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, 23, Richmond, Va., died Nov. 4, 2009 while involved in a resupply mission in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. […]

  2. Immelman for Congress » Blog Archive » Afghan Policeman Kills US Troops Says:

    […] Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties […]

  3. Immelman for Congress » Blog Archive » Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties Says:

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