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A look at US military deaths in Iraq
(Agencies)
Updated: 2004-04-01 11:10

As of Wednesday, March 31, 590 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq a year ago, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 399 died as a result of hostile action and 191 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.

The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, five; Ukraine, three; Thailand, two; Denmark, Estonia and Poland have reported one each.

Since May 1, when U.S. President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 452 U.S. soldiers have died 284 as a result of hostile action and 168 of non-hostile causes, according to the military.

Since the start of military operations, 3,013 U.S. service members have been injured as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. Non-hostile injured numbered 444.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

Five 1st Infantry Division soldiers were killed Wednesday when a bomb exploded under their vehicle in Malahma, northwest of Fallujah, Iraq.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes, 27, North Berwick, Maine; died Monday when his vehicle ran over a bomb near Balad, Iraq and fell from a bridge; assigned to Army National Guard's 744th Transportation Company, Hillsboro, N.H.

_ Army Pfc. Sean M. Schneider, 22, Janesville, Wis.; died Monday in a vehicle accident near Baghdad; assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

_ Marine Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche, 20, Victorville, Calif.; was killed Tuesday in Anbar province, Iraq; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 
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