As of Sunday, March 4, 2007, at least 3,173 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 seven military civilians. At least 2,547 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
• Army Pvt. Wesley J. Williams, 23, Philadelphia, Pa.; died Friday, in Baghdad, of a non-combat related injury; assigned to the 163d Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
• Army Staff Sgt. Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, 22, San Juan, Puerto Rico; died Tuesday in Baghdad from small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.