Day-by-day fatalities from the war in Iraq
After eight years, eight months and 25 days, the U.S. military closed Operation Iraqi Freedom on Thursday in Iraq. During the course of the war, 1.5 million troops served, with many returning for multiple tours. Nearly 4,500 died, and more than 32,000 were wounded.
The chart below shows the number of fatalities by day since the first death on March 20, 2003.
Click to see the fatalities broken down by cause
Source: Staff reports; By Todd Lindeman and Sisi Wei - The Washington Post. Published Dec. 18, 2011.
6303 U.S. service members have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Find information about each service member in our Faces of the Fallen database.