US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,424

By The Associated Press
September 29, 2010

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As of Wednesday, Sept. 29, at least 4,424 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 3,494 military personnel 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 Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,964 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.


The latest deaths reported by the military:

-- No new deaths reported


The latest identifications reported by the military:

-- Spc. Marc C. Whisenant, 23, of Holly Hill, Fla.; died Sept. 24 in Kuwait of injuries sustained in a military vehicle roll-over; attached to the Florida National Guard's 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, Miami, Fla.

-- Two soldiers died Sept. 24 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries sustained Sept. 23 in a noncombat incident; both were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed were Spc. John Carrillo Jr., 20, of Stockton, Calif., and Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, 26, of Watertown, Conn.