HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military KIA, Iraq – December 2007

( – promoted by pfiore8)

This isn’t a few days past the end of the month, as we all know. The coming day is the Holiday that seems to have run amuck, no longer celebrating the birth of Christ, even for Christians, except in words only and going through the motions.

It’s become more of a grab fest of materialistic riches and buying frency starting with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which somehow also has lost it’s meaning, from the wew morning hours right through the evening hours of the Eve. And now, with the political primaries so close, for the coming elections, a Spirit of anything but The Birth and Teachings of Christ has developed, while his name is bandied about by those seeking political office!

But one thing has stayed consistant these last few years, because of a failure of our Countries Policies and it’s Arrogance, wether Christmas is celebrated or not, there will be tens of thousands of Empty Chairs at the dinner tables, and family gatherings, on the Eve of and on the Day of ‘The Birth of Christ’, a savior to some, a prophet to some, or non-existant to others!

Tens of thousands of Innocents, each of these last years were lost! Hundreds of those serving this Countries Military, in each of these last years were lost! As it all still continues and will define much of what happens on this planet for many years to come, with many more Empty Chairs!

Those listed below, Fallen this month, will no longer be with family and friends to celebrate whatever it is Christmas has become, and neither will these,  November 2007, October  2007, September 2007, August 2007, July 2007, June 2007, May 2007, April 2007, March 2007, Feb. 2007, Jan. 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 as posted on my site and a few of the more popular internet sites.

Hopefully, with 7plus days left, I will not have to update the list below, for the month of December, a few days after it ends. For as of December 24th, the Eve of the ‘Birth of Christ’ this year of 2007, these are the knowns, the list below and the ones linked above, 3896 with one still waitimg on DoD confirmation, are the Reported!

The Unreported, but Direct Results Of, may Never be Totally Counted, and those numbers will rise, Nor will All the Civilian Casulties!

Iraq

There have been 4,202 coalition deaths — 3,896 Americans {one additional still DoD unconfirmed}, two Australians, 173 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, one Czech, seven Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Fijian, one Hungarian, 33 Italians, one Kazakh, one Korean, three Latvian, 22 Poles, three Romanians, five Salvadoran, four Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians — in the war in Iraq as of December 18, 2007, according to a CNN count. (Graphical breakdown of casualties). The list below is the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen, sailors and Coast Guardsmen whose deaths have been reported by their country’s governments. At least 28,711 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the War in Afghanistan  

Pfc. Juctin R. P. McDaniel 19 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Andover, New Hampshire Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Taji, Iraq, on December 17, 2007. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.  

Sgt. Austin D. Pratt 22 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Cadet, Missouri Died of injuries sustained in an incident that is currently under investigation in Balad, Iraq, on December 15, 2007  

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan A. Lowery 38 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Houlton, Maine Died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small-arms fire in Mosul, Iraq, on December 14, 2007  

Guardsman Stephen Ferguson 31 1st Battalion Scots Guards Lanarkshire, England Died on December 13, 2007, at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England, of injuries sustained when the Warrior Armored Vehicle he was driving accidentally slid into a canal during a patrol in Basra, Iraq, on December 12  

Sgt. Samuel E. Kelsey 24 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Troup, Texas Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated in Tunnis, Iraq, on December 13, 2007  

Spc. Brynn J. Naylor 21 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Roswell, New Mexico Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small-arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 13, 2007  

Pvt. Daren A. Smith 19 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Helena, Montana Died of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 13, 2007  

Chief Petty Officer Mark T. Carter 27 Navy SEAL Fallbrook, California Died as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Iraq on December 11, 2007  

Spc. Johnathan A. Lahmann 21 59th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade Richmond, Indiana Died of wounds suffered when a homemade bomb struck his vehicle in Bayji, Iraq, on December 10, 2007  

Spc. Randy W. Pickering 31 Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Bovey, Minnesota Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 9, 2007. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.  

Capt. Adam P. Snyder 26 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Fort Pierce, Florida One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Bayji, Iraq. Snyder died on December 5, 2007, in Balad, Iraq.  

Sgt. Eric J. Hernandez 26 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Waldwick, New Jersey One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Bayji, Iraq. Hernandez died on December 4, 2007, in Bayji, Iraq.  

Pvt. Dewayne L. White 27 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Country Club Hills, Illinois One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Bayji, Iraq. Whited died on December 4, 2007, in Bayji, Iraq.  

Sgt. Kyle Dayton 22 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division El Dorado Hills, California Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident in Ashwah, Iraq, on December 3, 2007  

Spc. Matthew K. Reece 24 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Harrison, Arkansas Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 1, 2007

Civilian Casulties

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,139,602} Iraqis are estimated to have been killed as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation. Learn More and Take Action»

*Estimate, click for explaination.

To

John Hopkins School of Public Health { October 11, 2006 report } puts the count at 650,000, with a range from 400,000 to 900,000.

Exact Count of Civilian Casulties may never be known, as is the case in every conflict, especially an Invasion by another Country. For it is the Innocent Civilians and those Defending their Countries {of which All would be counted if this land were ever invaded} who suffer the most, during and long after!

All the Deaths, Maimings and Destruction are the Blood on All Our Hands, No One can escape the Guilt!

You can view other Honor Rolls of the Fallen I have posted on my site {links above}, or from the CNN link at top and the other sources that you might use or know about.

“Never going home”

Some of the troops from the 101st division are on their third tour of Iraq.

Previous tours have lasted more than a year and this one will be more than 15 months.

The words “Never Going Home” have been etched onto the ceiling of this vehicle.



As Of December 24 2007, There Are 82 Pages w/5 ‘Silent Honor Rolls’ Each, Number Of KIA’s Varies With Each ‘Silent Honor Roll’;  Many now have numbers in the teens and twenties

In Honor – In Memory

If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Is ‘Funding’ Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

Those who take some sort of relief in the “We are fighting them over there so we won’t be fighting them here!”, Better Rethink their Future, or rather their Childrens Future!!

The Failed Policies will Haunt Us and the World for Decades!!

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    • pfiore8 on December 24, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    who gave their lives for their country and in honor of the families they leave behind…

    thank you for this post…

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