The Associated Press
As of Tuesday at least 3,960 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,224 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The AP count is two higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST. The British military has reported 174 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, one death each. Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 29,133 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally. The latest identifications reported by the military: Army Pfc. Jack T. Sweet, 19, Alexandria Bay, N.Y.; died Friday in Jawwalah when his vehicle struck an explosive; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Four Army soldiers died Friday in Taji when their vehicle struck an explosive. Killed were Spc. Michael T. Manibog, 31, Alameda, Calif.; Sgt. Timothy P. Martin, 27, Pixley, Calif.; Staff Sgt. Jerald A. Whisenhunt, 32, Orrick, Mo.; and Sgt. Gary D. Willett, 34, Alamogordo, N.M. Manibog, Whisenhunt and Willett were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Martin was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.