man, death sucks. Soooo many american soldiers dying.A Daily Look at U.S. Iraq Military Deaths
As of Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at least 1,353 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,056 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
The AP count is 11 higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated at 10 a.m. Friday.
The British military has reported 76 deaths; Italy, 19; Poland, 16; Ukraine, 16; Spain, 11; Bulgaria, seven; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Thailand and the Netherlands, two each; and Denmark, El Salvador, Hungary, Latvia and Kazakhstan one death each.
Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,214 U.S. military members have died, according to AP's count. That includes at least 947 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
A U.S. soldier assigned to Task Force Baghdad was killed Sunday after a patrol was struck by an explosive.
A Marine was killed in action in Iraq's Anbar province.
The latest identifications reported by the Defense Department:
Army Pfc. Daniel F. Guastaferro, 27, Las Vegas; died Friday in Ramadi, Iraq, when his vehicle crashed; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Casey, Korea.