US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,219

As of Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at least 1,219 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 four more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 988 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, 8,529 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action in Afghanistan, 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:

— Senior Airman Mark Forester, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; died Sept. 29 in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations in the area; assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

— Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Jackson, 22, of Corbin, Ky.; died Sept. 30 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Sgt. Justin A. Officer, 26, of Wichita, Kan.; died Sept. 29 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Sgt. 1st Class Calvin B. Harrison, 31, of San Antonio; died Sept. 29 in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, N.C.

— Two soldiers died Oct. 1 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device; both were assigned to the 1221st Engineer Clearance Company, Graniteville, S.C.; killed were:

Staff Sgt. Willie J. Harley Jr., 48, of Aiken, S.C.;

Spc. Luther W. Rabon Jr., 32, of Lexington, S.C.

— Sgt. Anthony D. Matteoni, 22, of Union City, Mich.; died Oct. 1 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Sgt. 1st Class Lance H. Vogeler, 29, of Frederick, Md.; died Oct.1 in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

— Spc. Joseph T. Prentler, 20, of Fenwick, Mich.; died Oct. 4 in Mama Kariz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his military vehicle using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

— Sgt. Brian J. Pedro, 27, of Rosamond, Calif.; died Oct. 2 in Pul-e Khumri, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades; assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

— Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson, 23, of Schiller Park, Ill.; died Oct. 5 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar, Afghanistan; assigned to the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

— Pfc. Cody A. Board, 19, of McKinney, Texas; died Oct. 4 at Mirwais, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

— Sgt. Karl A. Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, Fla.; died Oct. 4 in Babur, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Pfc. Ryane G. Clark, 22, of New London, Minn.; died Oct. 4 in Shekhabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades; assigned to the 27th Combat Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 20th Combat Engineer Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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