The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:
Nicholas A. Casey, 22, of Canton, Ohio; sergeant, Army. Casey was one of two soldiers killed Monday by a suicide bomber at a police station in Pol-e Khomri, the capital of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, northwest of Kabul. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore.; private first class, Army. Eggleston died Oct. 24 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries suffered Oct. 16 in a mortar attack on his unit in Baqubah, Iraq, northeast of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.
Kevin D. Grieco, 35, of Bartlett, Ill.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Grieco was one of two soldiers killed Monday by a suicide bomber at a police station in Pol-e Khomri, the capital of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, northwest of Kabul. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery in Sycamore, Ill.
Scott J. Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass.; sergeant, Army. Metcalf died of noncombat-related injuries Wednesday in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Trevor J. Yurista, 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; first lieutenant, Marine Corps. Yurista was killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near him in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.
Sources: Department of Defense and the Associated Press
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Total U.S. deaths*
In and around Iraq: 4,191
In and around Afghanistan: 555
Other locations: 66
* Includes military and Department of Defense-employed civilian personnel killed in action and in non-hostile circumstances as of Friday.
Source: Department of Defense