Coalition casualties in Afghanistan

'''Coalition deaths in Afghanistan by country : 540
: 120
: 97
: 28
: 23
: 24
: 18
: 17
: 12
: 8
: 8
: 6
: 3
: 3
: 3
: 2
: 2
: 2
: 1
: 1
: 1
: 1

TOTAL: 920

As of October 6, 2008, there have been 920 coalition deaths in Afghanistan as part of ongoing coalition operations (Operation Enduring Freedom and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)) since the U.S. invasion in 2001. In this total, the American figure is for deaths "In and Around Afghanistan" which, as defined by the U.S. Department of Defense, includes some deaths in Pakistan and Uzbekistan, the death of a DoD civilian employee, and the deaths of four CIA operatives; and the Italian figure includes the death of an intelligence agent. In addition to these deaths in Afghanistan, 62 Spanish soldiers returning from Afghanistan were killed in Turkey on May 26, 2003 when their plane crashed.

On June 14, 2007, an Emirati security guard was taken hostage by the Taliban in Helmand, the Taliban originally claimed to have captured a NATO soldier.

On 23 September, 2007, two Italian military intelligence personnel were kidnapped in Herat province, along with their translator and driver. The soldiers were rescued the following day by Italian and British troops in Farah province, although both captives were wounded during the raid, one gravely. The badly wounded soldier died of his wounds on 4 October, 2007

During the first five years of the war, the vast majority of coalition deaths were American, but in 2006, 2007 and 2008 a significant proportion were amongst other nations, particularly the United Kingdom and Canada which have been assigned responsibility for the flashpoint provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, respectively. This is due to the fact that in 2006, ISAF, under which all non-American forces operate, expanded its jurisdiction to the southern regions of Afghanistan which were previously under the direct authority of the U.S. military.

Details regarding the fatalities


Of the American deaths, 389 died in hostile action and 151 in non-hostile incidents. A civilian DoD employee was killed in action while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, and is included in the final death toll. Four CIA operatives have also been killed in Afghanistan, two in an ambush, one in a prison uprising in November 2001, and one in an accident. They are also included in the final death toll.

Deaths of armed American private military company personnel operating in Afghanistan are not included in the figures of this article.


The Australian forces in Afghanistan have suffered six fatalities.

  • Trooper Andrew Russell, February 2002 (Killed when vehicle struck landmine)
  • Trooper David Pearce, October 2007 (Killed by roadside bomb)
  • Sgt Matthew Locke, October 2007 (Killed by small arms fire)
  • Private Luke Worsley, November 2007 (Killed during close quarter fighting)
  • Lance Corporal Jason Marks, April 2008 (Killed during close quarter fighting)
  • Signaller Sean McCarthy, July 2008 (Killed by roadside bomb)


As of August 16, 2008, the British forces have suffered 116 fatalities, and upwards of 900 combat injuries of varying degree. The vast majority of fatalities have taken place since the redeployment of British forces to the Taliban stronghold of Helmand province in 2006, as only 5 men died between April 2002 and early March 2006. Eighty-six fatalities are classed as "KIA", eight as "Died of Wounds sustained from Action", twenty-seven are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.


Canada's role in Afghanistan, consisting of operations against the Taliban and other insurgents in southern Afghanistan, has resulted in the largest number of fatal casualties for any single Canadian military mission since the Korean War. A total of 96 members of the Canadian Forces have died in Afghanistan between February 2002 and 3 September, 2008. Of these, 78 were due to enemy actions, including 45 due to improvised explosive devices (IED) or landmines, 22 due to RPG, small arms or mortar fire, and 11 due to suicide bomb attacks. An additional 18 Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan as a result of accidents, "friendly fire", or non-combat circumstances; 6 due to "friendly fire", 6 in vehicle accidents, 2 from accidental falls, 2 from accidental gunshots, 1 suicide death, and 1 unspecified non-combat death.

In addition to these troop deaths in Afghanistan, 1 Canadian soldier was found dead of non-combat-related causes at Camp Mirage, a forward logistics base in the United Arab Emirates near Dubai. One Canadian diplomat and three Canadian civilians have also been killed in Afghanistan due to hostile circumstances.


Denmark's first 3 deaths were the result of an accident during the disposal of a Soviet-era anti-aircraft missile in 2002. With a new mandate issued by the Danish parliament in 2006, Danish military operations have transformed from relatively safe non-combat operations in the centre of the country to combat operations alongside the British contingent in the violent Southern Helmand province. 15 soldiers have been killed in various hostile engagements or as a result of friendly fire, and 3 have been killed in non-combat related incidents, bringing the number of Danish casualties to 18. This makes Denmark the country with the heaviest casualties relative to population.

Rank, name, date and place of casualties:


The first two Dutch fatalities were soldiers killed in an accidental helicopter crash in 2006. Since then, 1 pilot died in a non-hostile F-16 crash, and 1 soldier committed suicide at Kamp Holland (the main base in Uruzgan province of the Dutch Task Force Uruzgan). In 2007, 1 soldier was accidentally killed when a Patria armoured vehicle overturned at a river crossing near Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan and a further seven soldiers were killed in seven separate attacks, including a suicide bombing, at least three roadside bombings, a landmine explosion, and an accident with a mortar. In January 2008, 2 Dutch soldiers were killed in a firefight with hostile units in Deh Rawod due to friendly fire. In April 2008 two Dutch soldiers were killed when the armoured vehicle where they were in hit an improvised explosive device on a road 12 kilometres out of Kamp Holland in Uruzgan, Afghanistan


In June 2007, two Estonian soldiers as part of NATO ISAF forces were killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan. On the 23rd of May, 2008, a soldier from the Estonian NSE-5 support element died from non-combat injuries.


The first French casualties were two peacekeepers killed in a vehicle crash in 2004. Nine soldiers, mostly special forces, have since been killed in six hostile circumstances including two landmine detonations, an RPG attack, and a mortar attack; while another soldier has died in a vehicle accident. Another two soldiers have been killed in unexplained circumstances.

In August 2008, French troops had been involved in increased fighting in the area of Sirobi some 50 km (30 miles) east of Kabul. France recently took over control of the Kabul regional command which includes Sirobi. Ten French troops were killed and a further 21 wounded in an attack - the heaviest loss of troops France has suffered since deploying to Afghanistan in 2002.

The 10 troops killed were : Sergent-chef DEVEZ Sébastien, Caporal-chef BUIL Damien, Caporal-chef GREGOIRE Nicolas, 1ère classe CHASSAING Kevin, 1ère classe GAILLET Damien, 1ère classe LEPAHUN Julien. 1ère classe RIVIERE Anthony, 1ère classe TAANI Alexis, CCH PENON (2e Rep), Pvt Melam Baouma (22) of the "Regiment de Marche du Tchad"

A total of 24 soldiers have been killed thus far.


A total of 28 German servicemen have been killed, of which 15 by hostile activities.


A Hungarian soldier was killed while trying to disarm an IED (improvised explosive device) in Baghlan Province, Northern Afghanistan in June 2008. Just a month later, a second explosives expert sent to replace the first was also killed while investigating a roadside bomb in Baghlan Province.


Four Italian soldiers have been killed in three different IED attacks, two were killed in vehicle accidents, one due to an accidental weapon discharge, one was to an unknown non-hostile death, while one died a week after being shot (either by his Afghan kidnappers or his would-be Italian rescuers during a raid). Two others died in hostile fire, and a general defense staff officer was killed in an accidental airplane crash.


One soldier, Lieutenant Łukasz KUROWSKI, was killed in a hostile engagement in August 2007 and two (Cprl. Szymon SŁOWIK and PFC Hubert KOWALEWSKI) were killed by a landmine in February 2008. Another soldier, Cprl. Grzegorz POLITOWSKI, died of wounds as a result of an IED explosion in April 2008. One more (Lieutenant Robert MARCZEWSKI) was killed in June 2008. In August 2008 three Polish soldiers, Cprl. Waldemar Sujdak (28), PFC Pawel Szwed (27), and PFC Pawel Brodzikowski (25) were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) strike in Ghazni province


8 Romanian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan ; 5 of them as a result of fight engagements or rebel attacks against military columns and 3 as a result of IED explosions. Several dozens wounded Romanian soldiers are recorded by the medical military authorities, but only several of them returned to the active service.

South Korean

A South Korean soldier was killed by a suicide bomber on August 31, 2007.


Of the Spanish deaths, 17 were killed in August 2005 when the Eurocopter Cougar helicopter they were travelling in crashed, four were killed in three separate attacks by insurgents, one died of a heart attack, and one died in a vehicle accident. Another 62 died in a Yak-42 plane crash in Turkey on their way back to Spain from Afghanistan.

Specific incidents


  • January 4, 2002 - An American Soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman of the 1st Special Forces Group, was shot and killed during an ambush in the vicinity of Khost, Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border.
  • January 9, 2002 - Seven American Marines of the Marine Aircraft Wing, Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft, Capt. Daniel G. McCollum, Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen, Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, Sgt. Nathan P. Hays, Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, and Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, were killed when a KC-130/R Hercules refueling aircraft crashed into a mountain as it approached a military airfield in southwestern Pakistan.
  • January 20, 2002 - Two American Marines of the Marine Aircraft Wing, Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III and Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, were killed when a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed while on a resupply mission in Afghanistan.
  • February 13, 2002 - An American soldier, Spc. Jason A. Disney, died shortly after a piece of heavy equipment fell on him at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.
  • February 16, 2002 - Australian Army Sergeant Andrew Russell, member of the SASR, was killed when the long-range patrol vehicle in which he was traveling struck a suspected anti-vehicle mine in Afghanistan.
  • March 2, 2002 - American Army Chief Warrant Officer Stanley L. Harriman, of the Third Special Forces Group, March 2.2C 2002|was killed in an ambush along the road from Gardez to the Shahi Kot Valley. At least two dozen Taliban fighters were also reported killed.
  • March 4, 2002 - Seven American Special Forces soldiers Operation Anaconda March 3 and March 4, 2002 were killed as they attempted to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission. Around 3 a.m. local time a MH-47 Chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, causing a soldier to fall out and damaging a hydraulic line. The helicopter made an emergency landing a half-mile (800 m) away. A second helicopter on the mission picked up the first helicopter's crew and flew to where the crew member had fallen. The soldiers soon came under heavy fire, and six were killed. The remaining soldiers returned fire and retrieved the bodies before returning to base. Independent reports confirm between 500-1,000 Taliban and Al Qaida fighters were killed during Operation Anaconda.
  • March 6, 2002 - Three Danish soldiers, Sergeant First Class Thomas Kruse Butzkowsky, Lance Corporal Kim Carlsen, and Lance Corporal Brian Juul Nørløv Andersen, and two German soldiers, Oberfeldwebel Tomas Kochert and Oberfeldwebel Mike Rubel, were killed when defusing a Surface-to-Air-Missile failed. The missile accidentally exploded.
  • March 28, 2002 - An American sailor, Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, was killed when he stepped on a land mine during a training mission near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • April 9, 2002 - A British soldier, Private Darren George, died when shot by a colleague who had a dizzy spell while handling a machine gun.
  • April 15, 2002 - Four American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Brian T. Craig, Staff Sergeant Justin J. Galewski, Sergeant Jamie O. Maugans, and Sergeant 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, were killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan when the rockets that he and three other soldiers were trying to destroy accidentally detonated.
  • April 18, 2002 - Four Canadian soldiers were killed in what became known as the Tarnak Farm incident: Sgt. Marc Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte. Nathan Smith. Eight other soldiers were wounded during a night-time live-fire training exercise near Kandahar and Tarnak Farms. The four were killed when an American F-16 fighter pilot, unaware of the exercise, noticed the ground fire and responded by dropping a bomb without determining who the combatants were. These were the first Canadian soldiers to be killed in combat since the Korean War. The pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Harry Schmidt, disobeyed an air controller's order to "stand by" while information was verified. Schmidt was initially charged by the U.S. Air Force with 4 counts of involuntary manslaughter and 8 counts of assault. The charges were dropped in June 2003 and in July 2004 he was found guilty of dereliction of duty.
  • May 19, 2002 - An American soldier, Sergeant Gene Vance Jr., was killed when his unit came under heavy fire during a patrol in eastern Afghanistan.
  • June 12, 2002 - Two American airmen, Staff Sergeant Anissa A. Shero and Tech Sergeant Sean M. Corlew, and an American soldier, Sergeant 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II, were killed when an Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II transport plane crashed on takeoff in eastern Afghanistan.
  • August 7, 2002 - An American Soldier, Sergeant 1st Class Christopher James Speer a Special Forces medic, was wounded during a four-hour firefight in the Afghan village of Ab Khail, near the Pakistan border, on July 27, 2002. He was evacuated to Germany, where he died of his wounds on August 7, 2002.
  • August 20, 2002 - Two British soldiers died in a murder suicide in Kabul. Corporal John Gregory shot Sergeant Robert Busuttil and then killed himself.
  • December 20, 2002 - An American soldier, Sgt Steven Checo of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, was killed in a gunfight while on a nighttime operation in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, near the border of Pakistan.
  • December 21, 2002 - Seven members of the German Luftwaffe, Hauptmann Friedrich Deininger, Oberleutnant Uwe Vierling, Hauptfeldwebel Bernhard Kaiser, Hauptfeldwebel Thomas Schiebel, Hauptfeldwebel Heinz-Ullrich Hewußt, Stabsunteroffizier Frank Ehrlich, and Hauptgefreiter Enrico Schmidt, died when their CH-53GS helicopter crashed in Kabul. The exact reason for the crash, which was first thought to be enemy fire, turned out to be a mechanical failure concerning the Swashplate of the aircraft.


  • January 30, 2003 - Four American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Gregory M. Frampton, Staff Sergeant Daniel L. Kisling Jr., Chief Warrant Officer Thomas J. Gibbons, and Chief Warrant Officer Mark S. O'Steen, were killed when an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the Bagram Air Base.
  • March 23, 2003 - Six American airmen, Lieutenant Colonel John Stein Captain Tamara L. Archuleta, Staff Sergeant John Teal, Staff Sergeant Jason Hicks, Master Sergeant Michael Maltz, and Senior Airman Jason Plite, were killed when their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed while on the way to help two injured Afghan children.
  • March 29, 2003 - Two American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Jacob L. Frazier and Staff Sergeant Orlando Morales, were killed when the four-vehicle convoy they were in was ambushed on a reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan.
  • April 25, 2003 - An American airman, Airman 1st Class Raymond Losano, and an American soldier, Private Jerod R. Dennis, were killed in a firefight with suspected Taliban fighters in Ne Shkin.
  • May 17, 2003 - An American soldier, Sergeant 1st Class John E. Taylor, died when he suffered a heart attack after completing physical training in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • May 29, 2003 - One German soldier, Stabsgefreiter Stefan Kamins, died and one suffered injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a landmine. They had been on a reconnaissance mission in the south of Kabul.
  • June 7, 2003 - Four German soldiers, Oberfeldwebel Carsten Kuehlmorgen, Feldwebel Helmi Jimenez-Paradis, Oberfähnrich Andreas Beljo, and Stabsunteroffizier Joerg Baasch, from the NATO-led ISAF died when a suicide car bomb detonated beside the bus they were travelling in. The explosion left another 29 Germans wounded.
  • June 26, 2003 - An American sailor, Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas E. Retzer, was wounded on June 25, 2003, after his convoy was attacked outside of Gardez, Afghanistan. He was transported to Bagram Air Base hospital in Afghanistan, where he died of his wounds on June 26.
  • June 28, 2003 - An American soldier, Sergeant Kelvin E. Feliciano-Gutierrez, was suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road and turned over, he later died died at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • July 9, 2003 - An American soldier, Sergeant Christopher P. Geiger, died of a non-combat related cause in Bagram, Afghanistan.
  • August 20, 2003 - An American sailor, Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Tapper, was wounded when his convoy engaged enemy forces near Orgun, Afghanistan. He was evacuated to Bagram Air Base hospital near Kabul, where he died of his wounds.
  • August 29, 2003 - An American soldier, Sergeant 1st Class Mitchell A. Lane, died of injuries received during an accidental fall while on a night combat assault near Deh Chopan in the Zabul province, Afghanistan.
  • August 31, 2003 - Two American soldiers, Specialist Chad C. Fuller and Private Adam L. Thomas, both died of wounds received during a firefight with Taliban fighters northwest of Shkin, in Paktika province in Afghanistan.
  • September 29, 2003 - An American soldier, Private Evan W. O'Neill, was killed in firefight with Taliban fighters while on patrol in Shkin, Afghanistan.
  • October 2, 2003 - Two Canadian Soldiers of the Royal Canadian Regiment, Sergeant Robert Alan Short and Corporal Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger, were killed in a landmine incident along a road regularly used by Canadian patrols leaving Camp Julien. The mines are believed to have been placed along the road two hours before the patrol.
  • October 3, 2003 - An American soldier, Lt. Col. Paul W. Kimbrough, was medically evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, and flown to the 39th Medical Squadron in Incirlik, Turkey, where he remained hospitalized until his death from a non-combat related cause.
  • October 30, 2003 - An American soldier, Staff Sergeant Paul A. Sweeney, was killed when his unit was ambushed while on patrol north of Musa Qula in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  • November 11, 2003 - Two Romanian soldiers, 2nd Lt. Mihail Anton Samuila and 2nd Lt. Iosif-Silviu Fogorasi, were killed when their convoy was attacked near Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, along the Pakistan border.
  • November 16, 2003 - An American soldier, Sergeant Jay A. Blessing, was killed when the Humvee he was riding was hit by an improvised explosive device in Asadabad, Afghanistan.
  • November 23, 2003 - Four American airmen, Major Steven Plumhoff, Master Sergeant William J. Kerwood, Staff Sergeant Thomas A. Walkup Jr., and Tech Sergeant Howard A. Walters, and an American soldier, Seargent Major Phillip R. Albert, were killed when a MH-53M Pave Low helicopter accidentally crashed.


  • January 9, 2004 - An American soldier, Sergeant Roy A. Wood, was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident near Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • January 27, 2004 - A Canadian soldier, Corporal Jamie Brendan Murphy of the Royal Canadian Regiment was killed in a suicide bombing while on patrol in a Iltis jeep.
  • January 28, 2004 - British soldier Private Jonathan Kitulagoda was killed in a suicide attack near the Kabul military base which injured four other UK soldiers.
  • January 29, 2004 - Eight American soldiers, Sergeant 1st Class Curtis Mancini, Staff Sergeant Shawn M. Clemens, Staff Sergeant James D. Mowris, Sergeant Justin A. Scott, Sergeant Danton K. Seitsinger, Sergeant Benjamin L. Gilman, Specialist Robert J. Cook and Specialist Adam G. Kinser, were killed when a weapons cache prematurely exploded west of Ghazni, Afghanistan.
  • February 13, 2004 - An American soldier, Sergeant Nicholes D. Golding, was killed when an anti-tank mine detonated in Ghazni, Afghanistan.
  • February 25, 2004 - An American soldier, Specialist David E. Hall, died in a non-hostile accident in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • March 18, 2004 - Two American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Anthony S. Lagman and Sergeant Michael J. Esposito Jr., were killed when their team came under small-arms fire while clearing a village in Dehrawood, Afghanistan.
  • March 28, 2004 - An American soldier, Sergeant Major Dennis Jallah Jr., died of a non-combat cause on at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was medically evacuated from Afghanistan to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany on February 16.
  • April 22, 2004 - An American soldier, Corporal Patrick D. Tillman, was killed by friendly fire after his patrol was ambushed near Khowst, Afghanistan.
  • May 1, 2004 - An American soldier, Sergeant Phillip L. Witkowski, died in Homberg, Germany, from non-combat related injuries sustained on April 30, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • May 5, 2004 - An American soldier, Private Brandon J. Wadman, died when his vehicle rolled over.
  • May 7, 2004 - An American soldier, Corporal Ronald R. Payne Jr., Died due to hostile action in the vicinity of Tawara, Afghanistan.
  • May 15, 2004 - An American soldier, Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price, was killed when insurgents ambushed his patrol and his vehicle was struck by small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire in Kajaki, Afghanistan.
  • May 23, 2004 - A Norwegian Army soldier, Grenadier Tommy Rødningsby, 29, was killed in an RPG attack in Kabul.
  • May 29, 2004 - Three American soldiers, Captain Daniel W. Eggers, Sergeant 1st Class Robert J. Mogensen, and Specialist Joseph A. Jeffries, and an American sailor, Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette, were killed when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device as they swerved to avoid another explosive device in the road while returning to their base of operations near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • June 7, 2004 - An American soldier, Corporal David M. Fraise, was killed when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • June 20, 2004 - An American soldier, Lance Corporal Russell P. White, died due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Bulldog, Afghanistan.
  • June 24, 2004 - Two American soldiers, Lance Corporal Juston T. Thacker and Private Daniel B. McClenney, were killed by hostile fire near Bari Khout in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.
  • July 4, 2004 - An American soldier, Specialist Julie R. Hickey, died in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related illness, Hickey was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2004.
  • July 12, 2004 - An American soldier, Specialist Juan M. Torres, died of non-combat related injuries in Bagram, Afghanistan.
  • August 7, 2004 - Two American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Craig W. Cherry and Sergeant Bobby E. Beasley, were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Ghazikel, Afghanistan.
  • August 12, 2004 - An American soldier, Sergeant Daniel Lee Galvan, was killed when the helicopter he was in developed mechanical difficulties and crashed in Salerno.
  • September 20, 2004 - Two American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Robert S. Goodwin and Staff Sergeant Tony B. Olaes, were killed when their patrol vehicle was ambushed with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades near Shkin in Afghanistan's Paktika Province.
  • September 20, 2004 - An American soldier, Specialist Wesley R. Wells, was killed when his observation post was fired on by anti-coalition militia forces in Naka, Afghanistan.
  • September 29, 2004 - An American soldier, Staff Sergeant Alan L. Rogers, died of non-combat related injuries in Bagram, Afghanistan.
  • October 3, 2004 - An Italian soldier, Corporal Major Giovanni Bruno, 23, from the "Susa" battalion (Third Alpini Regiment of the Alpine Brigade Taurinense) was killed and four others injured when their Puma 6x6 armored vehicle overturned near Kabul.
  • October 14, 2004 - Two American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Brian S. Hobbs and Specialist Kyle Ka Eo Fernandez, were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol in Miam Do, Afghanistan.
  • October 18, 2004 - An American soldier, Corporal William M. Amundson Jr., was killed when the Ground Mobility Vehicle he was in rolled over during a ground assault force infiltration in eastern Afghanistan.
  • October 21, 2004 - An American airman, Airman 1st Class Jesse M. Samek, died of injuries received when an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter accidentally crashed during a medical evacuation mission 170 kilometers east of Shindand, Afghanistan.
  • October 27, 2004 - An American soldier, Corporal Billy Gomez, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds he received when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on October 20 in Naka, Afghanistan.
  • November 1, 2004 - An American soldier, Specialist James C. Kearney III, Died in Salerno, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades in Sharan, Afghanistan.
  • November 17, 2004 - An American soldier, Sergeant Michael C. O'Neill, Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained when a grenade he was carrying accidentally detonated at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
  • November 24, 2004 - Two American soldiers, Corporal Dale E. Fracker Jr. and Corporal Jacob R. Fleischer, were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan.
  • November 27, 2004 - Three American soldiers, Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. McMahon, Chief Warrant Officer Travis W. Grogan, and Specialist Harley D. R. Miller, were killed when their contract aircraft crashed in Bamian, Afghanistan.
  • December 1, 2004 - An American soldier, Specialist Isaac E. Diaz, was killed when his military vehicle rolled over while on patrol in Sharona, Afghanistan.
  • December 4, 2004 - A Danish soldier, name undisclosed, of 49 years of age took his own life in the Danish camp Camp Viking in Kabul.




January – June

  • January 13, 2007 - A British Marine, Marine Thomas Curry, was shot and killed during a mission to clear Taliban positions.
  • January 15, 2007 - A British Marine, Lance Corporal Mathew Ford, was killed while taking part in an attack on an insurgent base in Helmand province.
  • February 4, 2007 - A British Marine, Marine Scott Summers, was fatally wounded in a traffic accident while driving a Pinzgauer vehicle in a convoy when the accident occurred on 4 February. After initial treatment flown back to UK, where he died on the 21st of February.
  • February 21, 2007 - A British Marine, Marine Jonathan Holland, died of injuries sustained from a landmine during a patrol in the Sangin Valley.
  • February 27, 2007 - A South Korean Soldier, Sergeant Yoon Jang-ho, was killed in a suicide bomb attack at Bagram Air Base.
  • March 3, 2007 - Two British soldiers, Lance Bombardier Liam McLaughlin and Lance Bombardier Ross Clark, were killed in a rocket attack.
  • March 6, 2007 - A Canadian soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), 25 year-old reservist Corporal Kevin Megeney, was shot in the chest in his tent in a non-combat context.
  • March 6, 2007 - A British Marine, Marine Benjamin Reddy, was killed when his unit came under fire during a "clearance" operation.
  • March 8, 2007 - A British Soldier, Warrant Officer 2nd Class Michael Smith, was killed in a grenade attack on the UK base in Sangin.
  • April 6, 2007 - A Dutch soldier was accidentally killed when a Patria armoured vehicle overturned at a river crossing near Tarin Kowt, crushing him under the vehicle. Robert Donkers, 33, was from Kerkrade.
  • April 8, 2007 - Six Canadian soldiers were killed when their LAV III armoured vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device about 75 kilometres west of Kandahar city along the boundary between Kandahar province and Helmand province. The six killed in action include: Sergeant Donald Lucas, 31, Corporal Aaron Williams, 23, and Private David Robert Greenslade, 20, were all from New Brunswick. Private Kevin Vincent Kennedy, 20, was from Newfoundland-Labrador, and Corporal Brent Poland, 37, was from Sarnia, Ontario all of the aforementioned served with the Royal Canadian Regiment, Corporal Paul Stannix, 24, was a reservist from Nova Scotia serving with the Princess Louise Fusiliers.
  • April 8, 2007 - A roadside bomb killed one NATO soldier and wounded two others Sunday in southern Afghanistan. NATO's International Security Assistance Force has declined to give further details about the victims or where the attack took place.
  • April 11, 2007 - Two Canadian soldiers were killed when their light-armoured Coyote vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device about 38 kilometres west of Kandahar's city limits. Master Corporal Allan Stewart, 30, and Trooper Patrick James Pentland, 23, were from New Brunswick. Both were members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
  • April 11, 2007 - An American soldier Edelman L. Hernandez, 23, drowned when he fell into the Korengal River in Afghanistan during a combat patrol.
  • April 12, 2007 - Two ISAF soldiers were killed and one injured during two separate improvised explosive attacks in eastern Afghanistan. The two ISAF convoys were approximately eight kilometers apart and the strikes occurred within 30 minutes of each other. US soldiers Casey D. Combs, 28, and David A. Stephens, 28, died when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Miri, Afghanistan.
  • April 13, 2007 - A British soldier, Private Chris Gray, 19, was killed in a firefight near the town of Now Zad in Helmand province.
  • April 18, 2007 - A Canadian special forces soldier, Master Corporal Anthony Klumpenhouwer, died in an accidental fall from a communications tower. The military did not give the precise time or location of the death, saying only that he was working in Kandahar city.
  • April 20, 2007 - A member of a Dutch dismounted patrol, Cor Strik, 21, from Tiger Company, a Dutch airborne infantry unit, was killed by a landmine less than two kilometres from Forward Operating Base Robinson in the Sangin River valley.
  • April 20, 2007 - A U.S. Army Paratrooper, SGT Alexander Van Alten of the 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne, died in an explosion that rocked the Forward Operating Base Robinson compound when a convoy responding to the first incident detonated another mine. Both of the explosions were said to have likely been caused by anti-tank mines.
  • April 27, 2007 - A US soldier, Michael D. Thomas, 34, was killed in engagements near the village of Parmakan in Zerkoh Valley, Herat province, Afghanistan.
  • April 27, 2007 - An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemember was found dead in his barracks room around 4 p.m. US soldier, Daniel F. Mehringer, 20, died in Bagram of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.
  • April 28, 2007 - An American (ISAF) soldier, Corporal Jeremy Greene, 24, was fatally wounded by a weapon that discharged while being cleaned by a group of soldiers at Forward Operating Base Tillman near Lawara, Afghanistan.
  • May 3, 2007 - A British soldier, Guardsman Simon Davison, 22, was killed by small arms fire while manning a checkpoint near the town of Garmsir in Helmand province.
  • May 3, 2007 - A Danish soldier, 1st Lieutenant Steen Rønn Sørensen, 24, died of his injuries in Denmark's first combat death in Afghanistan. He had been shot in the neck Sunday April 29 when Danish troops were attacked near Camp Bastion in the southern Helmand province.
  • May 3, 2007 - A U.S. soldier, Joseph G. Harris, 19, from Sugar Land was killed by enemy fire while on guard duty at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Afghanistan.
  • May 7, 2007 - A 28-year-old Czech ISAF soldier died in a mudslide that hit his vehicle some 30 kilometres southeast of the seat of the reconstruction team of ISAF multinational forces in Faizabad, north Afghanistan.
  • May 19, 2007 - 3 German soldiers and a number of afghan civilians were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kunduz province, Northern Afghanistan. 2 German soldiers were also wounded along with a dozen locals.
  • May 20, a British soldier, Lance Corporal George Russell Davey, 23, was killed by an accidental weapon discharge at his base in Sangin.
  • May 23 a Finnish ISAF soldier, Petri Tapio Immonen, 29, was killed in a bomb blast that took place near NATO's ISAF-base located in Maimana. 2 Norwegian soldiers were wounded in the attack.
  • May 25, 2007 - A Canadian soldier, Corporal Matthew McCully, 25, was killed when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on a joint Afghan-Canadian patrol near a village west of Kandahar City. Another Canadian soldier and an Afghan translator were also injured in the blast that occurred in the early moments of Operation Hoover, an offensive aimed at flushing out Taliban insurgents from the Zhari district.
  • May 26, 2007 - A British soldier, Guardsman Daniel Probyn, 22, was killed and four wounded in an explosion in an offensive operation to clear a Taliban-occupied compound on the outskirts of Garmser, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.
  • May 27, 2007 - A Spanish ISAF soldier, Juan Antonio Abril Sánchez, 31, died while on patrol when the URO VAMTAC all-terrain vehicle in which he was travelling overturned accidentally in the Qades district of Bagdhis province, around 25 km north of the Spanish provincial construction team base (PRT) in Qala i Naw.
  • May 28, 2007 - A British soldier, Corporal Darren Bonner, 31, was killed by an explosion while on patrol.
  • May 30, 2007 - A U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down in southern Afghanistan. Five Americans, Chief Warrant Officer Joshua R. Rodgers, Chief Warrant Officer Christopher M. Allgaier, Staff Sergeant Charlie L. Bagwell, Sergeant Jesse A. Blamires, Sergeant Brandon E. Hadaway, along with a Canadian, Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede, 30, and a British soldier, Corporal Mike Gilyeat, 28, died. The helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade. The incident occurred in the Kajaki region of southern Helmand province, where Afghan and NATO forces are trying to neutralize Taliban guerrillas and complete an important hydroelectric project.
  • June 1, 2007 - A US officer, Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson, 42, died in Kabul. His death is under investigation.
  • June 1, 2007 - A US soldier, Charles R. Browning, 31, was killed in Mehtar Lam, Laghman province of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. US DoD
  • June 2, 2007 - An American soldier, Spc. Jacob M. Lowell, 22, of New Lenox, Ill, was killed in Gowardesh when his unit came in contact with enemy force using small arms and RPGs. US DoD
  • June 5, 2007 - An American soldier, Pfc. Timothy R. Vimoto, 19, of Fort Campbell, Ky, died from injuries sustained by small arms fire in Korengal Valley.
  • June 6, 2007 - An American soldier, Charles E. Wyckoff Jr., 28, died of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire in Helmand province.
  • June 6, 2007 - A British soldier, Lance Corporal Paul Sandford, 23, from 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, died in a firefight in the Upper Gereshk Valley area of Helmand province, eight kilometres north east of the town of Gereshk.
  • June 9, 2007 - A British soldier, Guardsman Neil Downes, 20, was killed and four others were wounded in an IED attack followed by a firefight outside of Sangin.
  • June 11, 2007 - A Canadian ISAF soldier, Trooper Darryl Caswell, 25, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ontario, was killed when his light-armoured Coyote vehicle hit an improvised explosive device 40 km north of Kandahar. Two fellow soldiers received non-life threatening injuries.
  • June 15, 2007 - A Dutch ISAF soldier, Timo Smeehuijzen, 20, was killed by a suicide car bombing in Tirin Kot in Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan. The car was driven out of a side street and detonated near a Dutch armoured car in a NATO convoy, also killing four Afghan men and five children.
  • June 15, 2007 - An American soldier, Arthur L. Lilley, 35, was killed in combat in Paktika province, in eastern Afghanistan. American forces make up the bulk of coalition troops in the area.
  • June 16, 2007 - A US-led coalition soldier was killed when his vehicle was struck by an RPG while on combat operations in Uruzgan province. Three Afghan soldiers were also wounded in the engagement. The nationality and identity of the soldier has not yet been released but could correspond with the change in the number of American deaths reported between June 9 and June 16.
  • June 17, 2007 - 3 American soldiers and their Afghan interpreter are killed by a roadside bomb in the south of the country.
  • June 15, 2007 - A Dutch soldier, Jos Leunissen, 44, was killed and three others wounded in an accident while fighting Taliban soldiers near the town of Chora. The soldier was apparently killed by one of the Dutch mortar grenades that were fired by his own unit but exploded sooner than expected.
  • June 20, 2007 - 3 Canadian soldiers, Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane, 26, Private Joel Vincent Wiebe, 22, and Sergeant Christos Karigiannis, 31, were killed when their open-topped vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb at around 8 a.m. local time while ferrying supplies between checkpoints. The explosion happened about six kilometres west of Sperwan Ghar, a hilltop outpost southwest of Kandahar city in the Panjwai district.
  • June 23, 2007 - 2 Estonian soldiers, Kalle Torn, 24, and Jako Karuks, 33, were killed while on a mine clearing mission near Sangin by a 107-mm missile attack that also injured four other soldiers.
  • June 24, 2007 - A British soldier, Drummer Thomas Wright, 26, was killed and four others wounded when their Land Rover WMIK was hit by a roadside bomb in the Babaji area near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
  • June 30, 2007 - A British soldier, Captain Sean Dolan, 40, was killed by a mortar round in a clash with Taliban fighters near the village of Qaleh-e-Gaz, near Sangin in Helmand province.

July – December

  • July 1, 2007 - A British soldier, Sergeant Dave Wilkinson, 33, was killed when his vehicle was blown up in a massive enemy ambush as a British patrol left a base in the town of Gareshk, in the southern Helmand province.
  • July 4, 2007 - 6 Canadian soldiers, Corporal Jordan Anderson, 25, Corporal Cole Bartsch, 23, Corporal Colin Bason, 28, Captain Matthew Dawe, 27, Captain Jefferson Francis, 25, Private Lane Watkins, 20, and an Afghan interpreter riding in an RG-31 Nyala armoured vehicle were killed by a powerful roadside bomb in the Panjwai area southwest of Kandahar.
  • July 12, 2007 - A British soldier, Guardsman Daryl Hickey, 27, died of gunshot wounds received while his unit was providing covering fire for an assault on a Taliban position near Gereshk in Helmand province.
  • July 13, 2007 - A Dutch soldier, Tom Krist, 24, died in hospital of the wounds he sustained three days earlier in a suicide bomb attack in Deh Rawod, Uruzgan province on July 10.
  • July 23, 2007 - Six NATO forces died in various attacks, including a roadside bombing in the eastern part of the country that claimed four lives. Of the soldiers' nationalities only that of a Norwegian has been released.
  • July 23, 2007 - Norwegian Army Ranger Command lieutenant Tor Arne Lau-Henriksen, 33, was killed in a short and intense close quarters engagement between a Norwegian special forces reconnaissance patrol and hostile fighters in Lowgar Province.
  • July 25, 2007 - A French soldier, Pascal Correia, 40, was killed in a rocket attack on Afghan army quarters southwest of Kabul in the province of Warduk where he was training a unit of the Afghan army.
  • July 25, 2007 - A British soldier, Lance Corporal Alex Hawkins, 22, died in an explosion while travelling in a Vector patrol vehicle on the outskirts of Sangin in Helmand province.
  • July 26, 2007 - A British soldier, Guardsman David Atherton, 25, was shot after firing an anti-tank missile at suspected Taliban militants.
  • July 27, 2007 - A British soldier, Sergeant Barry Keen, 34, was fatally wounded when a single mortar round landed next to him near the village of Mirmandab in southern Afghanistan.
  • July 29, 2007 - A British soldier, Lance Corporal Michael Jones, 26, was killed during a special operation against the Taleban in southern Afghanistan. He was the 68th member of the British armed forces to die in Afghanistan since the UK joined the US-led invasion.
  • July 31, 2007 - An American officer, 1st Lt. Benjamin J. Hall, 24, of Virginia, died in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
  • August 10, 2007 - A British soldier, Private Tony Rawson, 27, was killed in a firefight near the southern town of Sangin when his patrol was attacked by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades.
  • August 11, 2007 - A British soldier, Captain David Hicks, was killed when his patrol base was attacked by small arms fire, rocket propelled grenades and indirect fire. Five others injured.
  • August 14, 2007 - A Polish, soldier, Lukasz Kurowski, 28, was killed in an exchange of fire some 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of a base in the city of Gardez.
  • August 15, 2007 - Three German police officers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was blown up by an IED on a road to Jalalabad, not far from Kabul.
  • August 19, 2007 - A Canadian soldier, Private Simon Longtin, 23, was killed after the LAV III armoured vehicle he was travelling in struck an improvised explosive device(IED) roughly 20 kilometres west of Kandahar City on a well-travelled supply route.
  • August 22, 2007 - Two Canadian soldiers, Master Corporal Christian Duchesne, 34, and Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier, 43, and an Afghan interpreter were killed by a roadside bomb in the Zhari district about 50 km west of Kandahar. A third soldier and two journalists were also injured in the blast that hit their LAV III armoured vehicle. They were part of a patrol that was returning from a combat mission in which a strategic hill near the town of Mas'um Ghar was seized from the Taliban following fierce battle.
  • August 23, 2007 - Three British soldiers, Private Aaron McClure, 19, Private Robert Foster, 19, and Private John Thrumble, 21, were killed by American "friendly fire" in an area north-west of Kajaki, Helmand Province. A bomb apparently dropped by an American F15 fighter jet called in for air support killed them and seriously wounded two other British soldiers.
  • August 23, 2007 - A French soldier, Stéphane Rieu, 30, was killed when his light-armoured vehicle overturned on a road near Shakar Darreh.
  • August 26, 2007 - A Dutch ISAF soldier, Martijn Rosier, 30, was killed by a roadside improvised explosive device near the town of Deh Rawod in southern Uruzgan province.
  • August 29, 2007 - A Canadian soldier, Major Raymond Ruckpaul, 41, died of a gunshot wound about an hour after he was found injured in his room at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul. An investigation concluded his death from a gunshot wound was a suicide.
  • August 30, 2007 - A British soldier, Senior Aircraftman Christopher Bridge, 20, and an interpreter died after their routine patrol at Kandahar airfield was struck by an explosion.
  • September 5, 2007 - Two British soldiers, Private Ben Ford, 18, the youngest British soldier to die in Afghanistan so far, and Private Damian Wright, 23, were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb during a routine patrol 8 miles north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. A third soldier and a civilian interpreter were wounded in the blast.
  • September 6, 2007 - A Romanian soldier, Aurel Marcu, 31, was killed and several others injured when their armored transport vehicle hit a roadside bomb while on patrol in the southern province of Zabul.
  • September 6, 2007 - A second NATO soldier, name and nationality as yet unreleased, was killed in another explosion in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, September 6, 2007.
  • September 6, 2007 - An American soldier, Mykel F. Miller, 19, died of wounds suffered while his unit was engaged in combat in Zabul Province.
  • September 8, 2007 - Two British soldiers, Sergeant Craig Brelsford, 25, and Private Johan Botha, 25, were killed in a heavy firefight in Helmand province.
  • September 8, 2007 - A German soldier, name unreleased, was found dead at his barracks in Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan.
  • September 17, 2007 - A British soldier, Lance Corporal Ivano Violino, 29, died after the Army dumper truck he was commanding was hit by an explosion in Helmand province.
  • September 20, 2007 - A Dutch soldier, Tim Hoogland, 21, was killed about 5 km north of the town of Deh Rawod in western Uruzgan province when his patrol came under mortar fire.
  • September 20, 2007 - Two British soldiers, Colour Sergeant Phillip Newman, 36, and Private Brian Tunnicliffe, 33, were killed in a road accident when their vehicle went off the road and overturned in Gereshk, Helmand province. They were part of a two-vehicle "replenishment patrol" to resupply troops taking part in a 2,500-soldier operation aimed at forcing the Taliban out of the upper Gereshk valley.
  • September 21, 2007 - A French soldier, Laurent Pican, 34, was killed in a suicide car bomb attack against a French military convoy in the western part of the capital, Kabul.
  • September 23, 2007 - An American soldier, Matthew D. Blaskowski, 27, was killed in a small arms fire attack in eastern Afghanistan.
  • September 24, 2007 - Two Spanish soldiers, Stanley Mera Vera, 20, and Germán Pérez Burgos, 33, and an interpreter were killed in a roadside bombing in Shewan, Farah province. Six others were injured, two of them seriously.
  • September 24, 2007 - A Canadian soldier, Corporal Nathan Hornburg, 24, a reservist, was killed and four others wounded in a mortar attack while fixing the track on a Leopard tank approximately 47 km west of Kandahar City in the Panjwai district.
  • September 26, 2007 - Two Danish ISAF soldiers, Mikkel Keil Sørensen, 24 and Thorbjørn Ole Reese, 22, were killed and another wounded when their base was attacked for several hours in the Upper Gereshk Valley of Helmand province. An investigation is underway to determine whether they were killed by "friendly fire".
  • October 4, 2007 - An Italian intelligence agent, Lorenzo D'Auria, 33, died of wounds sustained during a September 27 rescue operation by ISAF/Coalition troops. On September 26, D'Auria and a compatriot were kidnapped in Herat Province.
  • October 4, 2007- A British officer, Major Alexis Roberts, 32, was killed in a roadside bombing west of Kandahar, making him the highest-ranking British officer to die in Afghanistan since operations started nearly six years ago.
  • October 8, 2007 - An Australian soldier, David Pearce, 41, was killed in a roadside bombing in Uruzgan province.
  • October 16, 2007 - A Danish officer, Major Anders Storrud, 34, died in Helmand province of wounds sustained in mortar attack the previous day.
  • October 25, 2007 - An Australian Special Air Service Regiment sergeant, Matthew Locke, was killed by a shot to the chest while leading a foot patrol in pursuit of Taliban fighters on the first day of an operation to clear them out of the Chora Valley in Uruzgan province. He was the third Australian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.
  • November 3, 2007 - During operation "Spin Ghar" a Dutch corporal, Ronald Groen, 21, was killed, two others were injured. Their armoured Fennek reconnaissance vehicle hit an IED (improvised explosive device), 5 miles north-east of their base in Poentjak Uruzgan province.
  • November 8, 2007 - Norwegian Home Guard soldier Kristoffer Sørli Jørgensen, 22, was killed and one other soldier, 20, severely wounded when the unarmoured Toyota Landcruiser they were driving was hit by an IED near the Norwegian base at Maymana. Both were from the town of Stange in Norway.
  • November 9, 2007 - Five US Army soldiers died of wounds sustained when their footpatrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces in Aranus, Afghanistan, on November 9. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were 1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara, 24, of Torrance, California and Spc. Sean K. A. Langevin, 23, of Walnut Creek, California who died November 9 and Sgt. Jeffery S. Mersman, 23, of Parker, Kan., Spc. Lester G. Roque, 23, of Torrance, California and Pfc. Joseph M. Lancour, 21, of Swartz Creek, Mich., who died November 10. And one Marine Sgt. Phillip A. Bocks, 28, of Troy, Mich., died . He was assigned to Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California
  • November 9, 2007 - A British soldier, Lance Corporal Jake Alderton, 22, died after the vehicle he was travelling in rolled off a bridge near the town of Sangin in Helmand province. Another soldier and an interpreter were injured. No enemy action was involved.
  • November 10, 2007 - Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach, 25, of McKees Rocks, Pa., died November 10 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered in Tagab, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • November 12, 2007 - Two American soldiers, Capt. David A. Boris, 30, of Pottsville, Pa., and Sgt. Adrian E. Hike, 26, of Callender, Iowa, were killed Monday near Bermel in eastern Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Both were members of 1-91's Troop A deployed out of Schweinfurt, Germany. Boris, a 1999 West Point graduate. Boris and Hike were the fourth and fifth members of 1-91 killed since the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, of which the squadron is a part, deployed on a 15-month assignment in May.
  • November 13, 2007 - 2nd Lt. Stuart F. Liles , 26, of Hot Springs, Ark., died November 13 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.
  • November 14, 2007 - A British soldier, Captain John McDermid, 43, was killed by an improvised explosive device while leading a joint UK and Afghan army operation in Sangin, Helmand province.
  • November 17, 2007 - Two Canadian soldiers, Corporal Nicholas Raymond Beauchamp, 28, and Private Michel Levesque, 25, and an Afghan interpreter were killed in the volative Zhari district when their light armoured vehicle, or LAV, hit a roadside bomb on a narrow road about 40 kilometres west of Kandahar city just after midnight. Three other soldiers in the vehicle were also wounded. They had been involved in a "targeted security operation".
  • November 23, 2007 - An Australian, Private Luke Worsley, 26, a commando from the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Commando), was killed in a raid on a Taliban IED factory 10 kilometres east of Tarin Kowt in Oruzgan. There were no other Australians killed or wounded.
  • November 24, 2007 - An Italian soldier, Daniele Paladini, 35, and six civilians were killed when a bomber who had strapped explosives around his body detonated himself near the troops' convoy in Kabul's western Paghman district. The suicide attack also injured three other Italian soldiers and nine civilians.
  • November 24, 2007 - A Portuguese soldier, Sergio Pedrosa, 22, died at a military hospital in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his Humvee accidentally rolled over during an overnight convoy in southern Wardak province.
  • November 29, 2007 - Two Danish privates, Casper Alexander Cramer, 21, and Mark Visholm, 22, were killed in hostile actions in the Helmand Green Zone. The two privates were a part of the Danish light recce squadron which were securing the perimeter of a bridge construction site. During an hour long firefight the two privates were fatally wounded.
  • December 4, 2007 - A British soldier, Trooper Jack Sadler, 21, was killed and two British soldier injured by an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province.
  • December 8, 2007 - A British soldier, Sergeant Lee Johnson, 33, was killed and another soldier injured by an improvised explosive device near Musa Qal’eh, Helmand.
  • December 9, 2007 - An American soldier, Cpl. Tanner J. O’Leary, 23, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Musa Qal’eh. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C..
  • December 11, 2007 - An American soldier, Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam, 39, died December 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 54th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
  • December 12, 2007 - Two American soldiers, Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel, 30, and Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney, 25, died December 12 at Forward Operating Base Curry in Afghanistan from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
  • December 24, 2007 - An American soldier, Senior Airman Nicholas D. Eischen, 24, died December 24 in Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 60th Medical Operations Squadron, Travis Air Force Base.
  • December 30, 2007 - A Canadian soldier, Gunner Jonathan Dion, 27, was killed and four other soldiers injured when their LAV light armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb shortly after 9 a.m. as they left a forward operating base in the Zhari district for the Kandahar Air Field to spend the New Year's. Even as the roadside bomb exploded, other Canadian soldiers were executing Operation Winter Storm Sunday, searching villages for Taliban fighters. Jonathan Dion was the 30th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan in 2007 and the 74th since Canada's involvement in 2002.
  • December 31, 2007 - An American soldier, Pfc. Brian L. Gorham, 21, died December 31 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds suffered on December 12 in Afghanistan when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.


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October – December '08

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