Afghanistan
There have been 1,749 coalition deaths -- 1,060 Americans, 11 Australians, one Belgian, 285 Britons, 144 Canadians, three Czech, 29 Danes, 23 Dutch, seven Estonians, one Finn, 41 French, 43 Germans, two Hungarians, 22 Italians, four Latvians, one Lithuanian, five Norwegians, 16 Poles, two Portuguese, 13 Romanians, one South Korean, 28 Spaniards, four Swedes, two Turks and one NATO/ISAF -- in the war on terror as of May 14, 2010, according to a CNN count. Below are the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors whose deaths have been reported by their nation's governments. The list also includes two U.S. Defense Department civilian employees. The troops died serving in the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom or the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. At least 5,831 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. In addition to the military deaths, one Jordanian and 11 U.S. intelligence operatives have died in Afghanistan.
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Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Ryan Kahler 29 Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Granite Falls, Minnesota Died on January 26, 2008, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small arms fire in Waygul, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation as an Afghan guard possibly mistook Kahler as an enemy combatant and engaged him with small arms fire.
Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller 24 Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Oviedo, Florida Miller was killed by small arms fire when his unit was ambushed in Barikowt, Kunar province, Afghanistan, on January 25, 2008. Before he died, Miller remained in an exposed area, advanced on an insurgent position and drew enemy fire on himself, allowing his Special Forces teammates and 15 Afghan National Army soldiers to obtain cover and return fire.
Cpl. Étienne Gonthier 21 5th Combat Engineer Regiment St-George-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada Killed when his armored vehicle struck a suspected roadside bomb while conducting route clearance ahead of a convoy west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on January 23, 2008
Cpl. Darryl Gardiner 25 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached to 5th Regiment, Royal Artillery Wiltshire, England Died of wounds sustained when a roadside mine detonated near his vehicle 1.8 miles (3 km) north of Musa Qala in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on January 20, 2008
Trooper Richard Renaud 26 12th Canadian Armoured Regiment Alma, Quebec, Canada Killed when his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a patrol in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, approximately 6.2 miles (10 km) north of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on January 15, 2008
Cpl. Aldert Poortema 22 44th Armoured Infantry Battalion IJlst, Netherlands One of two Dutch soldiers killed in a friendly fire incident during a firefight with Taliban fighters near Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on January 12, 2008
Pfc. Wesley Schol 20 44th Armoured Infantry Battalion Assen, Netherlands One of two Dutch soldiers killed in a friendly fire incident during a firefight with Taliban fighters near Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on January 12, 2008
Lt. Col. Richard J. Berrettini 52 Pennsylvania Army National Guard Medical Detachment Wilcox, Pennsylvania Died in San Antonio, Texas, on January 11, 2008, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Khost province, Afghanistan, on January 2, 2008
Sgt. David J. Drakulich 22 Heaquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Reno, Nevada Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Chagali, Afghanistan, on January 9, 2008
Maj. Michael L. Green 36 Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, V Corps Chagrin Falls, Ohio One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Laghar Juy, Afghanistan on January 7, 2008
Sgt. James K. Healy 25 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, 3rd Ordnance Battalion Hesperia, California One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Laghar Juy, Afghanistan on January 7, 2008
Cpl. Eric Labbe 31 2nd Battalion, 22nd Royal Regiment Rimouski, Quebec One of two Canadian soldiers killed when their Light Armored Vehicle accidentally rolled over during a tactical move across difficult terrain in Nalgham, in the Zhari district, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on January 6, 2008
Warrant Officer Hani Massouh 41 2nd Battalion, 22nd Royal Regiment Egypt One of two Canadian soldiers killed when their Light Armored Vehicle accidentally rolled over during a tactical move across difficult terrain in Nalgham, in the Zhari district, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on January 6, 2008
Sgt. Shawn F. Hill 37 Headquarters Company, 178th Engineer Battalion, 218th Infantry Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard Wellford, South Carolina Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on January 2, 2008
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