As of Thursday, July 5, 2007, at least 3,591 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 2,951 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 156 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 20; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Korea, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
• Two soldiers were killed Thursday when an explosive-formed projectile detonated near their patrol in south Baghdad.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
• Army Pfc. Andrew T. Engstrom, 22, Slaton, Texas, died Wednesday in Taji from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.
• Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott A.M. Oswell, 33, Washington, died Wednesday in Mosul of wounds suffered when his helicopter struck a power line; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry, Fort Lewis, Wash.
• Army Pfc. Steven A. Davis, 23, Woodbridge, Va., died Wednesday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with grenades; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
• Army 1st Lt. Christopher N. Rutherford, 25, Newport, Ohio, died Monday near Balad of wounds suffered when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to the Forward Support Group, 19th Engineer Battalion, Fort Knox, Ky.
Two Marines were killed Sunday from a non-combat related boat accident in the Euphrates River off the shore of Anbar province. Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed were:
• Marine Lance Cpl. William C. Chambers, 20, of Ringgold, Ga.
• Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Tinnel, 20, of Mechanicsville, Va.
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