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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,181
Question of the Day
As of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at least 2,181 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is three less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is six more than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
-Spec. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley, California, died May 17, in Amman, Jordan, from a noncombat-related injury; assigned to 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
-Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras, 49, of Tucson, Arizona, died May 13, in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered on May 6, in Herat Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
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