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Mar 23rd, 2010

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at least 4,386 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, 31,739 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 identification:

Army Spc. Steven J. Bishop, 29, Christiansburg, Va., died March 13, 2010 in Tikrit, Iraq, from a non-combat-related illness. He was assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army Staff Sgt. Richard J. Jordan, 29, Tyler, Texas, died March 16, 2010 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Army Spc. Robert M. Rieckhoff, 26, Kenosha, Wis., died March 18, 2010 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenade fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, March 19, 2010, at least 939 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. 1st Class Glen J. Whetten, 31, Mesa, Ariz., died March 12, 2010 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Army Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson, 23, Fairbanks, Alaska, died March 16, 2010 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained March 13 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Robert L. Gilbert II, 28, Richfield, Ohio, died March 16, 2010 of wounds sustained March 8 while supporting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Navy Special Warfare Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown, 36, Hot Springs, Ark., died March 18, 2010 in Afghanistan, where he was part of a special operations task force. He was assigned to an East Coast-based (Virginia Beach, Va.-area) SEAL Team.


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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — March 23, 2009

Image: Darul-Uloom Madina religious school
Pakistani religious students memorize the Quran, in Darul-Uloom Madina religious school in Bahawalpur, southern Punjab, Pakistan on Friday, March 20, 2009. The school is run by al-Qaida linked terror network Jaish-e-Mohammed, which authorities say sends fighters to Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Khalid Tanveer / AP)

Qaida-Linked Schools in Pakistan

One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that the al-Qaida-linked terror network, Jaish-e-Mohammed, ran schools for jihadi fighters in the heart of Pakistan, hundreds of miles from the Afghan border, amid reports that insurgent commanders and suicide bombers in the AfPak border region were increasingly coming from Punjab.

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