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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:

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1,136In hostile actions:In non-hostile actions:
Fatalities849287

Tallies may be incomplete

because of lags in reporting.

Lance Cpl. William T. Richards, 20, of Trenton, Ga.; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed June 26 in Helmand province.

Sgt. John M. Rogers, 26, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Ky. Died June 27 at Forward Operating Base Blessing, Konar province, of noncombat injuries.

Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw, 31, of Exeter, Maine.

Spec. David W. Thomas, 40, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

The two 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 27 in Konar 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


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