US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,092
As of Tuesday, May 28, at least 2,092 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 1,735 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 124 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is four more than the department's tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 18,584 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
The latest identification reported by the military was Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La.
Drake died May 26, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group, out of Reserve, La.
Posted on Fri, May 31, 2013