Afghanistan War Deaths

Friday, July 31, 2009

Total number of U.S. military deaths since 2001 and names of the U.S. troops killed recently in the Afghanistan war, as announced by the Pentagon:

752In hostile actions:In non-hostile actions:

Tallies may be incomplete

because of lags in reporting.

Spec. Randy L.J. Neff Jr., 22, of Blackfoot, Idaho.

Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer, 24, of Rochester, Pa.

The two soldiers were assigned to 4th Engineer Battalion, based at Fort Carson, Colo. They were killed July 22 in Zabol province.

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Andrew Scott Charpentier, 21, of Great Falls, Mont.; Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, based in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Died July 23 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami of a noncombat illness.

Sgt. Ryan H. Lane, 25, of Pittsburgh; 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed July 23 in Helmand province.

Spec. Justin D. Coleman, 21, of Spring Hill, Fla.; 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed July 24 in Nurestan province.

Pfc. Donald W. Vincent, 26, of Gainesville, Fla.; 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed July 25 in Helmand province.

All troops were killed in action in Afghanistan unless otherwise indicated.

Total fatalities include one civilian employee of the Defense Department. They also include service members killed in other locations involved in Operation Enduring Freedom, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan; and Yemen.

A full list of casualties is available online at

SOURCE: Defense Department's The Washington Post

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