As of Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at least 2,007 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 the same as the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,666 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 118 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is the same as the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 17,684 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Two soldiers died Oct. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds suffered while on dismounted patrol; they were assigned to the 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed were: Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, 27, of Coral Springs, Fla., and Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez, 25, of Aberdeen, N.C.
—Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31, of San Diego, Calif., died Oct. 3, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
—Sgt. 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson, 33, of Houlton, Maine, died Oct. 2, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on Sept. 30 with an improvised explosive device in Zombalay Village, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.
—Three soldiers died Oct.1, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol; they were assigned to the 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C.; killed were: Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, N.C.; Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison, 23, of Maysville, N.C., and Sgt. Donna R. Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C.
— Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, 29, of Liverpool, N.Y., died Sep. 29, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his unit was attacked with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.
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