2,103 US Military Deaths in Afghanistan
As of Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at least 2,103 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The count is two less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,744 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 124 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.
The count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is four more than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 18,734 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Lance Cpl. Jared W. Brown, 20, of Youngstown, Fla., died June 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
—Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Thomas Jr., 31, of Pensacola, Fla., died June 10, in Helmand, Afghanistan; assigned to the 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kleber Kaserne, Germany.
—Two soldiers died June 8 in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from small arms fire received at Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan; they were assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed were: Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, 40, of Evans Mills, N.Y., and Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard, 39, of Warwick, N.Y.