As of Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at least 3,803 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,099 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
The AP count is five higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 170 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, one death each.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 28,009 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
(Harrah, OK) Brown, Kevin R. Staff Sergeant 25-Sep-2007
(Wayne, OK) Scripsick, Bryan J. Corporal 06-Sep-2007
(from Iraq Casualties)
My heart goes out to their families and friends.