At Least 2,151 US Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since 2001
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
As of Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at least 2,151 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 Monday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,782 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 131 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 three more than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 19,447 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identification reported by the military:
—Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, 35, of Westmoreland, Kan., died Nov. 3, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.