The Conflict in Iraq

U.S. Death Toll Reaches 2,000

The U.S. death toll in the Iraq war, which began with the U.S.-led invasion March 19, 2003, reached 2,000. Here is a look at the fallen troops' home towns, ages, service categories and other particulars, as announced by the Defense Department.

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Note: The Pentagon has not released details for all casualties. Each graphic is based on different total numbers of fatalities depending on category analyzed.

Related coverage: Faces of the Fallen | Special Report: Iraq

SOURCES: Department of Defense, Washington Post research, Brookings Institution | GRAPHIC: Mary Kate Cannistra, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Farhana Hossain and Dita Smith; Research by Robert E. Thomason and Meg Smith, The Washington Post; Brian Cordyack, Nelson Hsu and Alyson Hurt, - October 26, 2005

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