The Department of Defense has identified 2,028 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:
PEREZ, Sergio E. Jr., 21, Specialist, Army; Crown Point, Ind.; 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard.
TAYLOR, Nicholas A., 20, Specialist, Army; Berne, Ind.; 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard.