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September 23rd, 2010 7:13 PM

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,200

As of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at least 1,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is six more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 969 service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside Afghanistan, the department reports at least 94 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is two fewer than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 8,040 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_No new deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_Sgt. Aaron K. Kramer, 22, of Salt Lake City, Utah; died Sept. 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

_Senior Airman Daniel R. Sanchez, 23, of El Paso, Texas; died Sept. 16 while conducting combat operations in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

_Spc. Deangelo B. Snow, 22, of Saginaw, Mich.; died Sept. 17 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attached his vehicle with a rocket propelled grenade; assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

_1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming, 24, of Marietta, Ga.; died Sept. 17 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

_Two soldiers died in the Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed were:

1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, of Rineyville, Ky., who died Sept. 18;

Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, Va., who died Sept. 17.

_Sgt. 1st Class Ronald A. Grider, 30, Brighton, Ill.; died Sept. 18 at Kunduz province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was struck by machine gun fire; assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

_Spc. Timothy L. Johnson, 24, of Randolph, N.Y.; died Sept. 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device at Arghandab River Valley; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

_Pfc. Barbara Vieyra, 22, of Mesa, Ariz.; died Sept. 18 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenade fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

_Maj. Paul D. Carron, 33, of Missouri; died Sept. 18 at Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a noncombat related incident; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

_Spc. Joshua A. Harton, 23, of Bethlehem, Pa.; died Sept. 18 in Kaftar Khan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

_Pfc. Joshua S. Ose, 19, of Hernando, Miss.; died Sept. 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

_Senior Airman Michael J. Buras, 23, of Fitzgerald, Ga.; died Sept. 21 of wounds suffered as the result of an improvised explosive device detonation in Kandahar, Afghanistan; assigned to the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

_Four sailors died in a helicopter crash Sept. 21 during combat operations in the Zabul province, Afghanistan; killed were:

Lt. Brendan J. Looney, 29, of Owings, Md., assigned to a West Coast-based SEAL Team;

Senior Chief Petty Officer David B. McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Ga., assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit;

Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam O. Smith, 26, of Hurdland, Mo., assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL Team;

Petty Officer 3rd Class Denis C. Miranda, 24, of Toms River, N.J., assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL Team.

_Five soldiers died in a helicopter crash Sept. 21 during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan; killed were:

Maj. Robert F. Baldwin, 39, of Muscatine, Iowa, assigned to Brigade Headquarters 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.;

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Wagstaff, 34, of Orem, Utah, assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.;

Chief Warrant Officer Jonah D. McClellan, 26, of St. Louis Park, Minn., assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.;

Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 25, of Pleasant Plains, Ill., assigned to 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.;

Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr., 23, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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