As of Friday, June 6, 2008, at least 4,092 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,332 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
The AP count is one more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 176 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, Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
– No deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
Three soldiers died Wednesday in Tikrit of wounds suffered from small arms fire and explosives in Sharqat. All were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were:
– Army Sgt. Shane P. Duffy, 22, Taunton, Mass.
– Army Spc. Jonathan D. A. Emard, 20, Mesquite, Texas.
– Army Sgt. Cody R. Legg, 23, Escondido, Calif.