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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,260

By The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is two more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.


At least 1,031 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 94 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is one fewer than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 9,095 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

— No new deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Sgt. 1st Class Phillip C. Tanner, 43, of Sheridan, Wyo.; died Oct. 26 at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a noncombat incident; assigned to the 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Staff Sgt. Adam L. Dickmyer, 26, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; died Oct. 28 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Spc. Pedro A. Maldonado, 20, of Houston, Texas; died Oct. 29 in Kandalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Spc. Diego A. Solorzanovaldovinos, 24, of Huntington Park, Calif.; died Oct. 29 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on Oct. 27 with small arms fire in the Yahya Kheyl district in Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Cpl. Brett W. Land, 24, of Wasco, Calif.; died Oct. 30 in the Zhari district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

— 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman, 25, of Aroostook, Maine; died Nov. 2 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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