As of Friday, May 28, 2010, at least 1,000 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is four more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 782 military personnel have died in the Afghan region as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Outside the Afghan region, the department reports at least 78 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, eight were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.
The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
_ NATO reported a service member was killed Friday in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. U.S. spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks said the service member was American.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
_ Sgt. Edwin Rivera, 28, of Waterford, Conn.; died May 25 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained on May 20 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire in Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, Norwalk, Conn.
_ Pfc. Christopher R. Barton, 22, of Concord, N.C.; died May 24 in Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
_ Pfc. Jason D. Fingar, 24, of Columbia, Mo.; died May 22 in Afghanistan of wounds sustained when his military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
_ Lance Cpl. Philip P. Clark, 19, of Gainesville, Fla.; died May 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Source: AP News