US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,834

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As of Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at least 1,834 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is eight less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,526 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 111 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is two more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 15,858 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

- Staff Sgt. Thomas K. Fogarty, 30, of Alameda, Calif.; died May 6, in Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

- Sgt . John P. Huling, 25, of West Chester, Ohio ; died May 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

- Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs, 38, Warren, Ark., died May 4, in Kabul, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident; assigned to Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

-Staff Sgt. Zachary H. Hargrove, 32, of Wichita, Kan.; died May 3 in Bagram, Afghanistan; assigned to the 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

-Capt. Bruce K. Clark, 43, of Spencerport, N.Y.; died May 1, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan; assigned to A Company, Troop Command, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas.

-Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut, 23, of Rochester, Minn.; died April 30 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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