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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,179
Question of the Day
As of Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at least 2,179 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 two 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 four more than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
-Pfc. Daniela Rojas, 19, of Los Angeles, died May 3 in Homburg, Germany, due to a noncombat-related illness; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
-Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II, 24, of Accord, New York, died April 28, in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.
-Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20, of Trenton, Texas, died April 28 in Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.
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