US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,313 Monday, according to Associated Press count

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,313

As of Monday, June 15, 2009, at least 4,313 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,453 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT.

The British military has reported 179 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

— Staff Sgt. Edmond L. Lo, 23, Salem, N.H.; died Saturday in Samarra when an improvised explosive device that his ordnance disposal team was trying to neutralize detonated; assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

— No new identifications reported.

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