Afghanistan war deaths
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