US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,176

By The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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As of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at least 1,176 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan 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 955 military personnel have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of 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, 7,950 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:

— Lance Cpl. Joshua T. Twigg, 21, of Indiana, Pa.; died Sept. 2 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Four soldiers died Aug. 31 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device; killed were: Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III, 26, of Harper, Kan.; Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, Calif.; Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Grantsboro, N.C., and Pfc. James A. Page, 23, of Titusville, Fla.; all were assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

— Pfc. Diego M. Montoya, 20, of San Antonio; died Sept. 2 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire; assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

— Capt. Jason T. McMahon, 35, of Mulvane, Kan.; died Sept. 5 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Jalalabad; assigned to the 184th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Lance Cpl. Ross S. Carver, 21, of Rocky Point, N.C.; died Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Cpl. Philip G. E. Charte, 22, of Goffstown, N.H.; died Sept. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Sgt. Jesse M. Balthaser, 23, of Columbus, Ohio; died Sept. 4 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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