US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 621

As of Friday, June 5, 2009, at least 621 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Of those, the military reports 457 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 67 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, three were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death.


The latest deaths reported by the military:

• No new deaths reported.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Army Spc. Jarrett P. Griemel, 20, La Porte, Texas; died Wednesday at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team Airborne, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

• Army Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur, 26, Hilo, Hawaii, died Monday in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry, Fort Drum, N.Y.

• The following three soldiers died Thursday near Kapisa, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an explosive and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.:

• Army Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, 37, Lula, Ga.

• Army Staff Sgt. John C. Beale, 39, Riverdale, Ga.

• Army Spc. Jeffrey W. Jordan, 21, Rome, Ga.


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