February 7 - Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton, 42, of Tupelo, Miss., died in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.
February 10 - Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, 20, of North Arlington, N.J., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
February 11 - Pfc. Cesar Cortez, 24, of Oceanside, Calif., died in the Kingdom of Bahrain. CORRECTION: Feb. 13, 2011 -- The theater of operations is corrected from United States Mission Iraq to Operation Enduring Freedom.
February 14 - Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada, 21, of Maricopa, Ariz., died as a result of a non-combat related training incident in Djibouti.
February 16 - Sgt. Jerry D. Reed II, 30, of Russellville, Ark., died in Paktika province, Afghanistan.
February 17 - Petty Officer First Class Paris S. Pough, 40, of Columbus, Ga., during a port visit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
February 18 - Died when their U-28 aircraft was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
- Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock, 29, of Newnan, Ga.
- Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, of Upper Marlboro, Md.
Stuart Tomlinson reports:
"'He was an extraordinary guy who lived life to the fullest,’ [a friend, Kalon] Pluma said. 'I believe he had his pilot’s license before he had a drivers license. It was his life.'
"Pluma said Wilkens was home-schooled, and was 'extremely outgoing and friendly, inquisitive, talented and brave.'
"'He was strong minded, strong bodied and could fix almost anything in a pinch,' Pluma said."
February 21 - Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr., 28, of Noble, Okla., died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.