US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,466

By The Associated Press | June 28, 2011 | 2:45 PM EDT

As of Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at least 4,466 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 3,517 military and Defense Department civilian personnel have died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,130 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Two soldiers died June 26 in Diyala province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were Staff Sgt. Russell J. Proctor, 25, of Oroville, Calif.; and Pfc. Dylan J. Johnson, 20, of Tulsa, Okla.

—Spc. Matthew R. Gallagher, 22, of North Falmouth, Mass., died June 26 in Wasit province, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.