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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Sunday, August 31, 2014, at least 2,343 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

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 17,674 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Sept. 30, 2012, according to

Latest identifications:

Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, died Aug. 3, 2014 in Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan, from a noncombat-related incident sustained while on patrol in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, 55, Schenectady, N.Y., died Aug. 5, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire in an insider attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned as deputy commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, Houston, Texas, died Aug. 12, 2014 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Army Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, Eureka, Calif., died Aug. 22, 2014 in Gardez, Afghanistan, as the result of a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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