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One U.S. soldier, Marine, airman or sailor died every 15 hours, on average, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, which officially ends on Tuesday -- almost seven-and-a-half years after U.S.-led forces invaded to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime.
The Defense Department puts the U.S. death toll for the conflict, which began on March 20, 2003, at 4,421 fatalities, 3,492 of them in combat (including nine civilian DOD employees).
Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
4,421 fatalities, 3,492 of them in combat
How did the other 929 die? Were these suicides? I though the suicide rate was much higher than this...