A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq | VailDaily.com

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq

As of Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at least 2,222 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 1,741 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The figures include six military civilians.The AP count is three lower than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Wednesday.The British military has reported 98 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia one death each.Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 2,083 U.S. military members have died, according to AP’s count. That includes at least 1,632 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.—The latest deaths reported by the military:- A soldier died Tuesday of non-hostile wounds Tuesday in Baghdad.—The latest identifications reported by the military:- Army Pfc. Kasper A. Dudkiewicz, 22, Mangilao, Guam; killed Sunday in Mosul when his vehicle was involved in a collision; assigned to the 511th Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.Vail, Colorado

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