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U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN REGION.

U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN REGION

As of Thursday, at least 746 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to according to
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The latest identifications reported by the military:

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Layton, 22, Riverbank, Calif.; died Tuesday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations; assigned to an embedded training team with the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan.

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson Jr., 31, Columbus, Ga.; died Tuesday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations; assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion Combat Assault Battalion is a mechanized battalion of the United States Marine Corps. Their primary weapon systems are the Amphibious Assault Vehicle, LAV-25 and various engineering vehicles. , 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force The III Marine Expeditionary Force, is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force of the United States Marine Corps that is forward-deployed and able to deploy rapidly and conduct operations across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to amphibious assault and high , Okinawa, Japan.

Marine 1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson, 25, Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, resort city (1990 pop. 393,069), independent and in no county, SE Va., on the Atlantic coast; inc. 1906. In 1963, Princess Anne co. and the former small town of Virginia Beach were merged, giving the present city an area of 302 sq mi (782 sq km). , Va.; died Tuesday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations; assigned to the 7th Communications Battalion, 3rd Marine Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, 30, Roswell, Ga.; died Tuesday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations; assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

Army Sgt. Youvert Loney, 28, Pohnpei, Micronesia; died Saturday in Abad, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle using small arms small arms, firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms


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