U.S. military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 on Tuesday, according to Associated Press count.

A folded American flag held by a United States Marine…

A folded American flag held by a United States Marine at the funeral of Douglas A. Zembiec. Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at least 4,485 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action.

At least 3,527 military personnel have died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,226 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

Source: The Associated Press via Washington Post.

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