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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.
Iraq War
 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
prep.
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.
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Publication:The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM)
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Date:Jun 7, 2009
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