US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,061

Tuesday - 3/26/2013, 4:58pm EDT

The Associated Press

As of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at least 2,061 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 1,712 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 119 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 four 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, 18,348 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

--Sgt. Tristan M. Wade, 23, of Indianapolis, Ind., died March 22 in Qarah Bagh District, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 573rd Clearance Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

--Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, of Hayward, Calif., died March 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered from small arms fire March 18 in Paktika province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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