U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq At 3,240


Sunday, March 25th 2007, 6:09 pm
By: News On 6


As of Sunday, March 25, 2007, at least 3,240 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 2,607 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is 11 higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.

The British military has reported 134 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 19; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, one death each.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ Four soldiers were killed Sunday by an explosion in Diyala province.

_ A soldier was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in northwestern Baghdad.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Sgt. Freeman L. Gardner Jr., 26, Little Rock, Ark.; died Thursday in Baghdad of wounds suffered from an explosive; assigned to the 18th Engineer Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

_ Army Spc. Lance C. Springer II, 23, Benbrook, Texas; died Friday in Baghdad of wounds suffered from an explosive; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

_ Army Sgt. Adrian J. Lewis, 30, Mauldin, S.C.; died Wednesday in Ramadi, Iraq of wounds suffered from small arms fire; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

_ Army Sgt. Greg N. Riewer, 30, Frazee, Minn.; died Friday in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an explosive struck his vehicle; assigned to the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Bemidji, Minn.