The Department of Defense has identified 2,196 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently:
CHRISTIAN, Eric D., 39, Staff Sgt., Marines; Warwick, N.Y.; Second Marine Special Operations Battalion.
MACKEY, Herman III, 30, Tech Sgt., Air Force; Bakersfield, Calif.; 93rd Air Refueling Squadron.
McCLURE, Charles P., 21, Pfc., Army; Stratford, Okla.; Fourth Infantry Division.
PINCKNEY, Victoria A., 27, Capt., Air Force; Palmdale, Calif.; 93rd Air Refueling Squadron.
SANTIAGO, Trinidad Jr., 25, Specialist, Army; San Diego; Fourth Infantry Division.
SIMPSON, Michael H., 30, Staff Sgt., Army; San Antonio; Fourth Battalion, First Special Forces Group.
SONKA, David M., 23, Cpl., Marines; Parker, Colo.; Second Marine Special Operations Battalion.
VOSS, Mark T., 27, Capt., Air Force; Colorado Springs; 93rd Air Refueling Squadron.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.