Published: May 03, 2011 8:56 PM EDT
Updated: May 03, 2011 5:56 PM EDT

(AP) As of Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at least 1,461 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is three more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,208 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 100 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is four fewer than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 11,191 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

- Spc. Preston J. Dennis, 23, of Redding, Calif.; died April 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

-Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis.; died April 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

-Lance Cpl. Ronald D. Freeman, 25, of Plant City, Fla.; died April 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

- Pfc. Jonathan M. Villanueva, 19, of Jacksonville, Fla.; died April 27, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

- Eight airmen died April 27, at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from gunfire; killed were Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash., assigned to the 460th Space Communications Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.; Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala., assigned to the 99th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Maj. David L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Mass., assigned to the 11th Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla., assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Joint Base Andrews, Md; Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn., assigned to the 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.; Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn., assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.; Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, 35, of Hockley, Texas, assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; and Capt. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va., assigned to the 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

-Cpl. Adam D. Jones, 29, of Germantown, Ohio; died April 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

- Lance Cpl. Joe M. Jackson, 22, of White Swan, Wash.; died April 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

- Capt. Joshua M. McClimans, 30, of Akron, Ohio; died April 22 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire; assigned to the 848th Forward Surgical Team, U.S. Army Reserve, Twinsburg, Ohio.

- Sgt. David P. Day, 26, of Gaylord, Mich.; died April 24 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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