U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,244
As of Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at least 3,244 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,618 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 134 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 19; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
- A Marine died Tuesday during combat in Anbar province.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
- Army Spc. Sean K. McDonald, 21, Rosemount, Minn.; died Sunday in Baghdad when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.
- Army Sgt. Curtis J. Forshey, 22, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; died Tuesday in Homburg, Germany, of a non-combat related illness; assigned to the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
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