US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,491
As of Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at least 1,491 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 five more than the Defense Department's tally, updated last Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,232 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 99 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, 11,541 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
—Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn, 19, of Burnet, Texas; died May 30, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
—Lance Cpl. Peter J. Clore, 23, of New Philadelphia, Ohio; died May 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
—Spc. Adam S. Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio; died May 28 in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
—Pfc. John C. Johnson, 28, of Phoenix, Ariz.; died May 27 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
—Six soldiers died May 26 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed were 1st Lt. John M. Runkle, 27, of West Salem, Ohio; Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.; Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.; Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.; Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico; and Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.
—Two airmen died May 26 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Killed were Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa; assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; and Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
—Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio; died May 26 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed during combat operations; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
—Four soldiers died May 23, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed were Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.; Pfc. William S. Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, Ohio; Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner, 20, Garland, Texas; and Pvt. Thomas C. Allers, 23, of Plainwell, Mich.