Saturday, October 17, 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:
|869||In hostile actions:||In non-hostile actions:|
Tallies may be incomplete
because of lags in reporting.
Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, 24, of Yonkers, N.Y.; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Killed Sept. 24 in Farah province.
Spec. Kevin J. Graham, 27, of Benton, Ky.; 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed Sept. 26 in Kandahar.
Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor, 27, of Bovey, Minn.; Marine Wing Support Squadron 372, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Killed Oct. 9 in Helmand province.
Spec. George W. Cauley, 24, of Walker, Minn.; 114th Truck Company, Minnesota Army National Guard, based in Duluth. Died Oct. 10 in Bagram of injuries suffered Oct. 7 in Helmand province.
Lance Cpl. Alfonso Ochoa Jr., 20, of Armona, Calif.; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Killed Oct. 10 in Farah 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 http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation.
SOURCE: Defense Department's http://www.defenselink.mil/news The Washington Post