Afghanistan war deaths

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

To­tal num­ber of U.S. mil­i­tary deaths since 2001 and names of the U.S. troops killed re­cently in the Afghanistan war, as an­nounced by the Pen­tagon:

Spec. Kyle E. Gil­bert, 24, of Bu­ford, Ga.; 2nd Bat­tal­ion, 14th In­fantry Reg­i­ment, 2nd Brigade Com­bat Team, 10th Moun­tain Di­vi­sion, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Died Sept. 21 in Ba­gram of non­com­bat in­juries.

Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Ca­mar­illo, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Ham­mond, 26, of Moundsville, W.Va. Se­nior Air­man Quinn L. John­son-Harris, 21, of Mil­wau­kee.

Capt. Jor­dan B. Pier­son, 28, of Abi­lene, Tex.

Air­man 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Ga.

Se­nior Air­man Nathan C. Sar­tain, 29, of Pen­sacola, Fla. Golden, Ham­mond, John­son-Harris and Pier­son were as­signed to 39th Air­lift Squadron, based at Dyess Air Force Base, Tex. Ruiz and Sar­tain were as­signed to 66th Se­cu­rity Forces Squadron, based at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. The six air­men were killed Oct. 2 when their air­craft crashed at Jalal­abad Air­field.

All troops were killed in ac­tion in Afghanistan un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated.

To­tal fa­tal­i­ties in­clude five civil­ian em­ploy­ees of the De­fense Depart­ment. They also in­clude ser­vice mem­bers killed in other lo­ca­tions in­volved in Op­er­a­tion En­dur­ing Free­dom, in­clud­ing Guan­tanamo Bay, Cuba; Dji­bouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jor­dan; Kenya; Kyr­gyzs­tan; Pak­istan; Philip­pines; Sey­chelles; Su­dan; Ta­jik­istan; Tur­key; Uzbek­istan; and Ye­men.

A full list of ca­su­al­ties is avail­able online at 6wash­ing­ton­post. com/na­tion

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