(AP) - As of Monday, June 26, 2006, at least 2,525 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,988 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is nine higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT, reports Trend.
The British military has reported 113 deaths; Italy, 32; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, Denmark three; El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
A Marine died of wounds Monday in Anbar province.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
Army Sgt. Benjamin J. Laymon, 22, Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Army Sgt. Justin D. Norton, 21, Rainier, Wash.; died Saturday near Baghdad from small arms fire and an explosive; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Army Staff Sgt. Alberto V. Sanchez, 33, Houston, died Saturday in Balad when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Army Cpl. Ryan J. Buckley, 21, Nokomis, Ill.; died Friday in Baghdad when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Army Pfc. Devon J. Gibbons, 19, Port Orchard, Wash.; died Friday at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, of injuries received April 11 when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Taji; assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Army Spc. Channing G. Singletary, 30, Sylvester, Ga.; died Friday in Baghdad from a non-hostile cause; assigned to the National Guard's 122nd Support Center, Savannah, Ga.