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Beginning January 25, 2011, this page will track the deaths of American service members in Afghanistan, and will list the names of those identified by the Department of Defense.

Information will be updated through iCasualty.org and The New York Times, although the two sources differ. The names of the recently confirmed dead are taken from the New York Times.

March 28, 2011

ROSS, Justin D., 22, Specialist, Army; Green Bay, Wis.; 863rd Engineer Battalion.

March 24, 2011

FILPI, Vincent A. III, 41, Petty Officer First Class, Navy; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; U.S.S. Enterprise.

GIRE, Joshua S., 28, Staff Sgt., Army; Chillicothe, Ohio; 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade.

MAHR, Michael C., 26, Pfc., Army; Homosassa, Fla.; 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade.

March 23, 2011

BOWERS, Jamal H., 41, Master Sgt., Army; Raleigh, N.C.; Sixth Battalion, Fourth Military Information Support Group, Army Special Operations Command.

March 22, 2011

MALACHOWSKI, James M., 25, Staff Sgt., Marines; Westminster, Md.; Second Marine Division.

March 16, 2011

RODRIGUEZ, Arturo E., 19, Pfc., Army; Bellflower, Calif.; 101st Airborne Division.

March 14, 2011

HARPER, Andrew M., 19, Pfc., Army; Maidsville, W.Va.; Third Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry.

MULLER, Ian M., 22, Cpl., Marines; Danville, Vt.; Second Marine Division.

PARK, Daehan, 36, Sgt. First Class, Army; Watertown, Conn.; Third Battalion, First Special Forces Group.

TRUEBLOOD, Eric S., 27, Staff Sgt., Army; Alameda, Calif.; 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade.

March 12, 2011

BUFFALO, Loren M., Cpl., Army; Mountain Pine, Ark.; 101st Airborne Division.

March 10, 2011
As of today, 1,482 American service members have died as part of the war in Afghanistan.

JOHNSON, Kalin C., 19, Pfc., Army; Lexington, S.C.; Third Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry.

WADE, Andrew P., 22, Specialist, Army; Antioch, Ill.; 10th Mountain Division.

March 7, 2011

ALDEN, Nicholas J., 25, Senior Airman, Air Force; Williamston, S.C.; 48th Security Forces Squadron.

STANTON, Jordan R., 20, Cpl., Marines; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Second Marine Division.

WEAVER, Jason M., 22, Specialist, Army; Anaheim, Calif.; 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade.

WELLS, Mark C., 31, Staff Sgt., Army; San Jose, Calif.; 45th Sustainment Brigade, Eighth Theater Sustainment Com- mand.

March 2, 2011

HIZON, Rudolph R., 22, Specialist, Army; Los Angeles; 10th Mountain Division.

MAYS, Chauncy R., 25, Staff Sgt., Army; Cookville, Tex.; 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 20th Support Command.

March 1, 2011

FAHEY, David R. Jr., 23, Pfc., Army; Norwalk, Conn.; 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade.

GOULD, Kristopher J., 25, Sgt., Army; Saginaw, Mich.; First Infantry Division.

TABADA, Brian, 21, Specialist, Army; Las Vegas; 101st Airborne Division.

February 28, 2011

FIRTAMAG, Jerome, 29, Staff Sgt., Army; Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; 101st Airborne Division.

TAYLOR, Johnathan W., 23, Cpl., Marines; Homosassa, Fla.; Second Marine Division.

WILFAHRT, Andrew C., 31, Specialist, Army; Rosemount, Minn.; 504th Military Police Battalion, Eighth Military Police Brigade, Eighth Theater Sustainment Command.

February 23, 2011

CARPENTER, Andrew P., 27, Lance Cpl., Marines; Columbia, Tenn.; Second Marine Division.

HIDALGO, Daren M., 24, First Lt., Army; Waukesha, Wis.; Third Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

SISSON, Robert C. Jr., 29, Sgt., Army; Aliquippa, Pa.; Fourth Infantry Division.

February 21, 2011

DeYOUNG, Matthew J., 26, Sgt., Marines; Talent, Ore.; Second Marine Division.

HART, Bradley C., 25, Staff Sgt., Army; Perrysburg, Ohio; Special Operations Command.

PILGERAM, Jonathan A., 22, Specialist, Army; Great Falls, Mont.; 101st Airborne Division.

February 10, 2011

CARSE, Nathan B., 32, Specialist, Army; Harrod, Ohio; Second Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade.

February 9, 2011

CARROLL, Patrick R., 25, Sgt., Army; Norwalk, Ohio; 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

February 7, 2011, Afghanistan

GARTNER, Ryan A., 23, Specialist, Army; Dumont, N.J.; 201st Military Intelligence Battalion.

February 3, 2011, Afghanistan
As of February 3, 2011: 1,456 service members have died as a result of the war in Afghanistan.

SOLTERO, Omar, 28, Specialist, Army; San Antonio; 10th Mountain Division.

February 1, 2011, Afghanistan:

CAMPBELL, Joshua R., 22, Specialist, Army; Bennett, Colo.; 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

MUHR, Shawn A., 26, Specialist, Army; Coon Rapids, Iowa; 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

VENETZ, Anthony Jr., 30, Sgt. First Class, Army; Prince William, Va.; Second Battalion, Seventh Special Forces Group.

WILLIAMS, Leslie D., 36, Tech Sgt., Air Force, Juneau, Alaska; Fourth Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

January 25, 2011,  Afghanistan

AMORES, Jason G., 29, Sgt., Marines; Lehigh Acres, Fla.; First Marine Division.

SINKLER, Amy R., 23, Pfc., Army; Chadbourn, N.C.; 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Third Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

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