Memorial Day 2007: 3452 US military deaths in Bush's Iraq War, no end in sight
The Associated Press (US wire service)
Monday 28 May 2007
Memorial Day (USA holiday)
U.S. Military Deaths
in Iraq at 3,452
As of Monday, May 28, 2007, at least 3,452 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,809 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is 19 higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 149 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 20; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Korea, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
* No deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
* Army Pvt. William L. Bailey III, 29, Bellevue, Nebraska; died Friday in Taji of wounds suffered when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; was assigned to the 755th Chemical Reconnaissance/Decontamination Company, Nebraska Army National Guard, O'Neill, Nebraska.
* Army Spc. Alexander Rosa Jr., 22, Orlando, Florida.; died Friday by an explosion in Muqdadiyah; was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
* Army Spc. Mathew P. LaForest, 21, Austin, Texas; died Friday by small arms fire in Taji; was assigned to 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.
* Two soldiers died Wednesday in Nahrawan of wounds suffered when an explosive detonated near their vehicle. Both were assigned to 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Georgia. The soldiers were:
* Army Cpl. Victor H. Toledo Pulido, 22, Hanford, California.
* Army Cpl. Jonathan D. Winterbottom, 21, Falls Church, Virginia.
* Two soldiers were killed Thursday by an explosion in Baghdad. Both were assigned to 1st Brigade Transition Team, and attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. The soldiers were:
* Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Dunham, 36, Baltimore, Maryland.
* Army Staff Sgt. Russell K. Shoemaker, 31, Sweet Springs, Missouri.
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