Afghanistan
There have been 1,749 coalition deaths -- 1,060 Americans, 11 Australians, one Belgian, 285 Britons, 144 Canadians, three Czech, 29 Danes, 23 Dutch, seven Estonians, one Finn, 41 French, 43 Germans, two Hungarians, 22 Italians, four Latvians, one Lithuanian, five Norwegians, 16 Poles, two Portuguese, 13 Romanians, one South Korean, 28 Spaniards, four Swedes, two Turks and one NATO/ISAF -- in the war on terror as of May 14, 2010, according to a CNN count. Below are the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors whose deaths have been reported by their nation's governments. The list also includes two U.S. Defense Department civilian employees. The troops died serving in the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom or the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. At least 5,831 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. In addition to the military deaths, one Jordanian and 11 U.S. intelligence operatives have died in Afghanistan.
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Staff Sgt. Michael W. Schafer 25 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Spring Hill, Florida Killed when he was shot by enemy forces while on a quick-reaction force mission in Uruzgan, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2005
Sgt. Jason T. Palmerton 25 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Auburn, Nebraska Killed when he came under enemy small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol in Qal'eh-Ye Gaz, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2005
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson 29 SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Naval Special Warfare Group Three Cupertino, California Axelson was part of a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team that called for help during a firefight with Taliban fighters in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2005. His remains were found during a combat search and rescue operation on July 10, 2005. Two other team members were killed but a third survived. (Full story) He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest military honor for valor.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz 25 SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two, Naval Special Warfare Group Four Littleton, Colorado Dietz was part of a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team that called for help during a firefight with Taliban fighters in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2005. His remains were found during a combat search and rescue operation on July 4, 2005. Two other team members were killed but a third survived. (Full story) He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest military honor for valor.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy 29 SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Naval Special Warfare Group Three Patchogue, New York Murphy was part of a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team that called for help during a firefight with Taliban fighters in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2005. His remains were found during a combat search and rescue operation on July 4, 2005. Two other team members were killed but a third survived. (Full story)
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