No U.S. Soldier Died in Combat Last Month for the First Time since 2007

by Josh Encinias

March was the first calendar month since 2007 without the loss of one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon.

Since September 2001, there have been just three months in which no American soldiers died in Afghanistan, and counting casualties in Iraq, there has been no month without an American combat death since 2003. Two non-U.S. soldiers in the NATO coalition force passed away last month and twelve U.S. soldiers were wounded, as security responsibilities are gradually placed on the Afghan government.

As of Monday, 2,309 American troops have died in Afghanistan and about 20,000 have been wounded.