COST OF WAR: 8/8/12


AFGHANISTAN TOTALS — 2071 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,048 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to August 3. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available.

American casualties from July 27 to August 1:

— Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle, 38, Lebanon, Ohio

— Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28, La Verne, Calif.

— Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, 25, Turlock, Calif.

— 1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, Redding, Calif.

— Sgt. John E. Hansen, 41, Austin, Texas.

— Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, Palm Bay, Fla.

— Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, Holland, Mich.

— Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22, Covina, Calif.

— Spc. Kyle B. McClain, 25, Rochester Hills, Mich.

SOURCES:,, Department of Defense


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