U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ.As of Friday, at least 4,311 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war Iraq War: see under Persian Gulf Wars.
or Second Persian Gulf War
Brief conflict in 2003 between Iraq and a combined force of troops largely from the U.S. and Great Britain; and a subsequent U.S. since it began in March 2003, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. an Associated Press count.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
Army Spc. Charles D. Parrish, 23, Jasper, Ala., died Thursday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day in Jalula when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade; assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. army post, 71,000 acres (28,700 hectares), S central Mo.; est. 1940. It is one of the largest basic-training centers in the United States and also provides training for army engineers. , Mo.
Marine Lance Cpl. Robert D. Ulmer, 22, Landisville, Pa., died Friday in Al Anbar province, Iraq, as a result of a nonhostile incident; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force The II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force consisting of ground, air and logistics forces capable of projecting offensive combat power ashore while sustaining itself in combat without external assistance for a period of 60 days. Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.