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Originally published Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:22 PM

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,228

As of Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at least 1,228 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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As of Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at least 1,228 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is five more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 996 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 94 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 fewer than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 8,705 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

- No new deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

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- Cpl. Stephen C. Sockalosky, 21, of Cordele, Ga.; died Oct. 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

- Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch, 22, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.; died Oct. 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

- Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, of North Miami Beach, Fla.; died Oct. 8 from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

- Lance Cpl. John T. Sparks, 23, of Chicago, Ill.; died Oct. 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

- Two soldiers died Oct. 10 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; killed were:

Staff Sgt. Dave J. Weigle, 29, of Philadelphia, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Fla.; assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

- Sgt. Frank R. Zaehringer III, 23, of Reno, Nev.; died Oct. 11 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

- Spc. Matthew C. Powell, 20, of Slidell, La.; died Oct. 12 at Kandahar Airfield, of wounds suffered at Ghundy Ghar, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his military vehicle using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

- Lance Cpl. Raymon L. A. Johnson, 22, of Midland, Ga.; died Oct. 13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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