HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military KIA, Iraq/Afganistan – Febuary 2008

There have been 4,279 coalition deaths3,973 Americans, two Australians, 174 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 February 29, 2008, 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. The list also includes seven employees of the U.S. Defense Department. At least 29,275 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan. Febuary 2008 Casulties, in Afganistan,  listed below the Iraq Casulties

Iraq

Febuary 2008

Spc. Kevin S. Mowl 22 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Pittsford, New York Died on February 25, 2008, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 2, 2007

Spc. Orlando A. Perez 23 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Houston, Texas Died of wounds suffered from small-arms fire during dismounted operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 24, 2008

Spc. Micheal E. Phillips 19 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Ardmore, Oklahoma Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 24, 2008

Spc. Keisha M. Morgan 25 Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division Washington, D.C. Died of a non-combat related cause in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 22, 2008

Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver 20 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force St. Charles, Missouri Died while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on February 21, 2008

Sgt. Conrad Alvarez 22 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Big Spring, Texas One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 20, 2008

Cpl. Albert Bitton 20 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Chicago, Illinois One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 20, 2008

Staff Sgt. Bryant W. Mackey 30 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Eureka, Kansas Died of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Mosul, Iraq, on February 20, 2008

Spc. Micheal B. Matlock Jr. 21 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Glen Burnie, Maryland One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 20, 2008

Capt. Nathan R. Raudenbush 25 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Pennsylvania Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Busayefi, Iraq, on February 20, 2008

Spc. Chad D. Groepper 21 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Kingsley, Iowa One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their dismounted patrol using small arms fire in Diyala Province, Iraq, on February 17, 2008

Spc. Luke S. Runyan 21 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Spring Grove, Pennsylvania One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their dismounted patrol using small arms fire in Diyala Province, Iraq, on February 17, 2008

Staff Sgt. Javares J. Washington 27 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Pensacola, Florida Died of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident at Camp Buehring in Kuwait City, Kuwait,on February 11, 2008

Sgt. Corey E. Spates 21 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment LaGrange, Georgia Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Diyala Province, Iraq, on February 10, 2008

Spc. Michael T. Manibog 31 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Alameda, California One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, on February 8, 2008

Sgt. Timothy P. Martin 27 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Pixley, California One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, on February 8, 2008

Pfc. Jack T. Sweet 19 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Alexandria Bay, New York Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Jawwalah, Iraq, on February 8, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jerald A. Whisenhunt 32 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Orrick, Missouri One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, on February 8, 2008

Sgt. Gary D. Willett 34 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Alamogordo, New Mexico One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, on February 8, 2008

Petty Officer 1st Class Luis A. Souffront 25 Assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team Miami, Florida Died from wounds suffered from a roadside bomb during combat operations in Iraq February 7, 2008

Sgt. Bradley J. Skelton 40 1138th Engineer Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, Missouri Army National Guard Gordonville, Missouri Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 6, 2008

Spc. Miguel A. Baez 32 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Bonaire, Georgia One of three soldiers killed when they encountered a homemade bomb during combat operations in Muqdadiya, Iraq, on February 5, 2008

Sgt. John C. Osmolski 23 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Eustis, Florida One of three soldiers killed when they encountered a homemade bomb during combat operations in Muqdadiya, Iraq, on February 5, 2008

Sgt. Timothy R. Van Orman 24 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Port Matilda, Pennsylvania One of three soldiers killed when they encountered a homemade bomb during combat operations in Muqdadiya, Iraq, on February 5, 2008

Sgt. Rafael Alicea Rivera 30 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Bayamon, Puerto Rico Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq, on February 5, 2008

Chief Petty Officer Nathan H. Hardy 29 Assigned to East Coast-based SEAL team Durham, New Hampshire One of two Navy SEALs who died of wounds suffered from small arms fire during combat operations in Iraq on February 4, 2008

Chief Petty Officer Michael E. Koch 29 Assigned to East Coast-based SEAL team State College, Pennsylvania One of two Navy SEALs who died of wounds suffered from small arms fire during combat operations in Iraq on February 4, 2008

Spc. Christopher J. West 26 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Arlington, Texas Died in Balad, Iraq, on February 4, 2008, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated during combat operations in Muqdadiya, Iraq, on February 3

Staff Sgt. Chad A. Barrett 35 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Saltville, Virginia Died as a result of a non-combat related incident in Mosul, Iraq, on February 2, 2008. The incident is under investigation.

Afghanistan – The Forgotten War

There have been 762 coalition deaths — 479 Americans, four Australians, 89 Britons, 78 Canadians, one Czech, 10 Danes, 14 Dutch, two Estonians, one Finn, 12 French, 22 Germans, 11 Italians, three Norwegians, one Pole, two Portuguese, five Romanians, one South Korean, 23 Spaniards, two Swedes — in the war on terror as of February 29, 2008, according to a CNN count. Below are the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors whose deaths have been reported by their country’s governments. The troops died in support of the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom or were part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. At least 1,878 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon

Febuary 2008.

Pfc. Hubert Kowalewski 26 10 Brygada Kawalerii Pancernej (10th Armor Cavalry Brigade) Poland One of two Polish soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee in the Sharan district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, on February 26, 2008

Cpl. Szymon Slowik 33 16 Batalion Powietrzno-Desantowy (16th Air Assault Battalion) Poland One of two Polish soldiers killed when when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in the Sharan district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, on February 26, 2008

Pvt. Morten Krogh Jensen 21 1 Bataljon, Den Kongelige Livgarde (1st Battalion, The Royal Guards) Denmark Killed when he was preparing his weapon and it accidentally went off and struck him at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 24, 2008

Cpl. Damian Mulvihill 32 Commando Royal Marines Plymouth, England Killed when a homemade bomb exploded during patrol operations near Helmand Province, Afghanistan on February 20, 2008

Cpl. Damian Stephen Lawrence 25 North Yorkshire, Scarborough, England Plymouth, England Died of injuries sustained when a land mine detonated during patrol operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on February 17, 2008

First Marshal Giovanni Pezzullo 44 Civil-Military Cooperation Group South, NATO N/A Killed during a direct fire attack on a patrol in Sarobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2008

Staff Sgt. Donald T. Tabb 29 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment Norcross, Georgia Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Sangin, Afghanistan, on February 5, 2008

Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,173,743} 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!

Iraq Refugees UNHCR: UNHCR Global Appeal 2008-2009 – Iraq Situation

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

January 2008, December 2007, 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

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.



As Of March 1 2008, There Are 84 Pages w/5 ‘Silent Honor Rolls’ Each, Number Of Casulties Varies With Each ‘Silent Honor Roll’;  Many now have numbers in the teens and twenties, click on graphic.

Conservative Idea of ‘Strong on National Defense’:

Enhance more Hatreds anywhere possible, through propaganda, destruction, mass death, in order to Continue threats against from similar Failed Policies of Past!

Those Hatreds lead to ‘Blowback’ by recipients of the many Failed Policies, called ‘Criminal Terrorism’!

Take the word ‘Terrorism’, while practicing same, and paste it on any group needed to Enhance the Fear in Populations causing Perpetual Conflicts and Huge Profits for any Military Industrial Complex and Control by same for Further Policies setup to Fail!

And when ‘Johnny and Jane’ come Marching Home, Dump Them {that one cuts across all Political Ideology and Society }

It’s Not ‘Strong on National Defense’, it Destroys ‘National Defense’ and brings about more and more ‘Conflicts of Choice’ for Greed and Power!



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!!

” Every war, when viewed from the undistorted perspective of life’s sanctity, is a “civil war” waged by humanity against itself.”

Daisaku Ikeda

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

2 comments

    • jimstaro on March 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm
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    I have a ‘Live TV’ toolbar and had the BBC World up at the time.

    They were doing a report on MIA’s of Vietnam, not U.S. MIA’s but Vietnamesse, Still Missing as their Families continue their search within their Own Country!!

    The Remnants Of War, Wars of Choice!!

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