As of Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at least 4,236 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 eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,406 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is two more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EST.
The British military has reported 178 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
- No deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
- Four Army chief warrant officers died Monday when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed in Kirkuk. Killed were Philip E. Windorski, Jr., 35, Bovey, Minn.; Matthew G. Kelley, 30, Cameron, Mo.; Joshua M. Tillery, 31, Beaverton, Ore.; and Benjamin H. Todd, 29, Colville, Wash.
All were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
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