- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at least 591 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Of those, the military reports 435 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 67 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, three were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ No deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Marine Staff Sgt. Archie A. Taylor, 37, Tomball, Texas; died Saturday after a non-hostile incident in Kabul province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II MEF Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

_ Air Force Airman Staff Sgt. Timothy L. Bowles, 24, Tucson, Ariz.; died Sunday near Kot, Afghanistan, after his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

_ Army Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta, 23, Midlothian, Ill.; died Sunday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kot, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.

_ Army Sgt. Robert M. Weinger, 24, Round Lake Beach, Ill.; died Sunday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kot, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.

_ Army Spc. Norman L. Cain III, 22, Oregon, Ill.; died Sunday after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kot, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.

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