Sunday, June 20, 2010;
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:
|1,108||In hostile actions:||In non-hostile actions:|
Tallies may be incomplete
because of lags in reporting.
Spec. Matthew R. Catlett, 23, of Houston.
Spec. Charles S. Jirtle, 29, of Lawton, Okla.
Sgt. Joshua A. Lukeala, 23, of Yigo, Guam.
Spec. Blaine E. Redding, 22, of Plattsmouth, Neb.
The four soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Ky. They were killed June 7 in Konar province.
Sgt. Mario Rodriguez, 24, of Smithville, Tex.; 264th Clearance Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed June 11 in Powrak.
Spec. Brian M. Anderson, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va.; 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed June 12 in Za Khel.
Spec. Benjamin D. Osborn, 27, of Queensbury, N.Y.; 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed June 15 in Konar province.
Lance Cpl. Michael C. Bailey, 29, of Park Hills, Mo.; 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Killed June 16 in Helmand province.
Cpl. Jeffrey R. Standfest, 23, of St. Clair, Mich.; 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Killed June 16 in Helmand province.
All troops were killed in action in Afghanistan unless otherwise indicated.
Total fatalities include two civilian employees 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