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Total US casualties in Afghanistan as of 22nd September 2012 : 2112

We thank www.freedomremembered.org for the names of US Service personnel reproduced on the next page who have died as a result of thei service in Afghanistan, and we salute their memory

28th August
Pfc Shane W Cantu - 173rd Airborne Combat Team - died of shrapnel wounds received Charkh, Afghanistan
1st September
Staff Sgt Jonathan P Schmidt - 20th Support Command
Staff Sgt Jeremie S Border - 1st Special Forces Group
Both killed by small arms fire
2nd September
Spc Kyle R Rookey - 4th Infantry Divn - non combat related
3rd September
L/Cpl Alec R Terwiske - 1st Marine Expeditionary Force - combat operations in Helmand
5th September
CWO Jose L Montenegro Jr
CWO Thalia S Ramirez
Both of 82nd Airborne, killed in air crash in Loger province
13th September
Sgt Kyle B Osborn - 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team - died of wounds from small arms at Malger
15th September
Lt Col Christopher K Raible USMC
Sgt Bradley W Atwell USMC
both killed while their plane suuporting combat opeerations in Helmand Province
16th September
The following, mainly from 2nd Infantry Division, killed by small arms fire when their position in Zabul attacked
PFC Jon R Townsend
Spc Joshua N Nelson (513rd Military Intelligence Brigade)
Pfc Genaro Bedoy
Sgt Sapuro Brena
20th September
Sgt Jason M Swindle - 3rd Infantry Division - killed by small arms fire Panjwal Afghanistan
22nd September
Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion Rashun Roberts - East Coast Naval Special Warfare Unit - single vehicle accident Jalalabad
26th September
Staff Sgt Orion N Sparks
Sgt Jonathan A Gollnitz
Both 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team - killed by insugent with suicide vest Pul-E Alam 
28th September
Sgt 1st Class Riley G Stephens - died of wounds Wardak Provinnce
29th Sept
Sgt 1st Class Daniel T Metcalfe 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Small arms. Sayyid Aband
30th Sept
Sgt 1st Clas Aaron A Henderson 5th Special Forces Gp. IED at Bargram Airbase 

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.


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