The Department of Defense has identified 610 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans on Thursday:
BERTRAND, Cory J., 18, Specialist, Army; Center, Tex.; First Infantry Division.
FORTUNATO, Stephen R., 25, Specialist, Army; Danvers, Mass.; First Infantry Division.
MEDLEY, Preston R., 23, Sgt., Army; Baker, Fla.; First Infantry Division.PENICH, John M., 25, Sgt., Army; Beach Park, Ill.; First Infantry Division.