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

Arlington West – March 2008 – Honoring The Fallen


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There have been 4,320 coalition deaths — 4,013 Americans, two Australians, 176 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 April 2, 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 29,628 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Iraq

March 2008

Sgt. Terrell W. Gilmore 38 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard Baton Rouge, Louisiana Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 30, 2008

Spc. Durrell L. Bennett 22 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Spanaway, Washington One of two soldiers killed when they encountered a homemade bomb and small-arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 29, 2008

Staff Sgt. Keith M. Maupin 24 724th Transportation Company, Army Reserve Batavia, Ohio Maupin was originally listed as missing after a fuel convoy was attacked near Baghdad International Airport by Iraqi insurgents using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire on April 9, 2004. A videotape broadcast by Al-Jazeera on April 16 showed Maupin being held hostage by Iraqi insurgents, and the Pentagon later changed his status to captured. On June 28, 2004, Al-Jazeera reported that it had received a statement and a videotape from militants who claimed to have killed Maupin. U.S. officials confirmed on March 29, 2008, that human remains recovered in Iraq were Maupin’s. Maupin was promoted in absentia on May 1, 2004, from private first class to specialist. He was promoted to sergeant in April 2005 and later to staff sergeant. { Full story }

Pfc. Patrick J. Miller 23 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Spanaway, Washington One of two soldiers killed when they encountered a homemade bomb and small-arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 29, 2008

Spc. Joshua A. Molina 20 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Houston, Texas Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 27, 2008

Cpl. Steven I. Candelo 20 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Houston, Texas Killed when his vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 26, 2008

Spc. Gregory B. Rundell 21 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Ramsey, Minnesota Died of wounds suffered from small-arms fire in Taji, Iraq, on March 26, 2008

Staff Sgt. Joseph D. Gamboa 34 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Yigo, Guam Died of wounds suffered when he came under indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 25, 2008

Pvt. George Delgado 21 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Palmdale, California One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb on March 23, 2008

Pfc. Andrew J. Habsieger 22 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Festus, Montana One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb on March 23, 2008

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Hake 26 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Enid, Oklahoma One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb on March 23, 2008

Spc. Jose A. Rubio Hernandez 24 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Mission, Texas One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb on March 23, 2008

Sgt. Thomas C. Ray, II 40 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard Weaverville, North Carolina One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 22, 2008

Spc. David S. Stelmat 27 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard Littleton, New Hampshire One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 22, 2008

Sgt. David B. Williams 26 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard Tarboro, North Carolina One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 22, 2008

Pvt. Tyler J. Smith 22 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Bethel, Maine Died of wounds suffered when the Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq, received indirect fire on March 21, 2008

Sgt. Gregory D. Unruh 28 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Dickinson, Texas Died of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in Mandali, Iraq, on March 19, 2008

Staff Sgt. Michael D. Elledge 41 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Brownsburg, Indiana One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during combat operations on March 17, 2008

Spc. Christopher C. Simpson 23 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Hampton, Virginia One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during combat operations on March 17, 2008

Spc. Lerando J. Brown 27 288th Sapper Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard Gulfport, Mississippi Brown died of injuries suffered in an incident in Balad, Iraq, on March 15, 2008. The incident is currently under investigation.

Cpl. William D. O’Brien 19 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Rice, Texas Died of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small-arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 15, 2008

Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley 28 7th Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Greenville, North Carolina One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle was hit by indirect fire in Tallil, Iraq, on March 12, 2008

Spc. Dustin C. Jackson 21 350th Adjutant General Company, Army Reserve Arlington, Texas One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle was hit by indirect fire in Tallil, Iraq, on March 12, 2008

Pfc. Tenzin L. Samten 33 7th Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Prescott, Arizona One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle was hit by indirect fire in Tallil, Iraq, on March 12, 2008

Staff Sgt. Laurent J. West 32 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Raleigh, North Carolina Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb near Kishkishkia, Iraq, on March 11, 2008

Sgt. Phillip R. Anderson 28 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Everett, Washington One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Balad Ruz, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Spc. Donald A. Burkett 24 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Comanche, Texas One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Balad Ruz, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Staff Sgt. Ernesto G. Cimarrusti 25 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Douglas, Arizona One of five soldiers killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near them as they patrolled in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Staff Sgt. David D. Julian 31 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Evanston, Wyoming One of five soldiers killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near them as they patrolled in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Capt. Torre R. Mallard 27 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Oklahoma One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Balad Ruz, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Cpl. Robert T. McDavid 29 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Starkville, Mississippi One of five soldiers killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near them as they patrolled in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Cpl. Scott A. McIntosh 26 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Houston, Texas One of five soldiers killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near them as they patrolled in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Sgt. 1st. Class Shawn M. Suzch 32 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Hilltown, Pennsylvania One of five soldiers killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near them as they patrolled in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 10, 2008

Cpl. Jose A. Paniagua-Morales 22 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Bell Gardens, California Died of wounds suffered in Samarra, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Balad, Iraq, on March 7, 2008

Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Frost 24 377th Air Base Wing Waukesha, Wisconsin Died in a crash of an Iraqi Army Mi-17 helicopter near Bayji, Iraq, on March 3, 2008. The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.

Afghanistan – The Forgotten War

There have been 781 coalition deaths — 487 Americans, four Australians, 91 Britons, 81 Canadians, 2 Czech, 10 Danes, 14 Dutch, two Estonians, one Finn, 12 French, 22 Germans, 11 Italians, three Norwegians, one Pole, two Portuguese, 6 Romanians, one South Korean, 23 Spaniards, two Swedes — in the war on terror as of April 2, 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 1,912 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon


March 2008.

Pfc. Christian Raaschou 24 Den Kongelige Livgarde (The Royal Guards) Denmark Killed in a battle with Taliban fighters 12.4 miles (20 km) northeast of Gereshk, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 31, 2008

Marine David Marsh 23 Company C, 40 Commando, Royal Marines Taunton, Somerset, England One of two Royal Marines killed when their vehicle was caught in an explosion during a patrol near Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 30, 2008

Lt. John Thornton 22 Company C, 40 Commando, Royal Marines Ferndown, Dorset, England One of two Royal Marines killed when their vehicle was caught in an explosion during a patrol near Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 30, 2008

Pvt. Anders Bjorn Storgaard 21 Den Kongelige Livgarde (The Royal Guards) Tastrup, Denmark Killed in a firefight with Taliban fighters in Gereshk, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 26, 2008

Lance Cpl. Dustin L. Canham 21 Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group Lake Stevens, Washington Died from a non-hostine incident in Djibouti on March 23, 2008

Staff Sgt. William R. Neil Jr. 38 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Holmden, New Jersey Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, on March 21, 2008

Pfc. Antione V. Robinson 20 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Detroit, Michigan Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, on March 21, 2008

Warrant Officer Milan Sterba 35 Czech Special Operations Group Czech Republic Killed along with two Danish soldiers, an interpreter and three Afghan civilians when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a military convoy in Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan on March 17, 2008

Tech. Sgt. William H. Jefferson Jr. 34 21st Special Tactics Squadron, 720th Special Tactics Group Norfolk, Virginia Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb near Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, on March 22, 2008

Pfc. Ionut Cosmin Sandu 29 300th Infantry Battalion Piscu, Romania Killed when his armored Humvee hit a roadside bomb north of Qalat in southern Afghanistan on March 20, 2008

Capt. Christian Jørgen Grundt Damholt 33 Hjemmeværnet (Danish Home Guard) Denmark One of two Danish soldiers killed along with a Czech soldier, an interpreter and three Afghan civilians when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a military convoy in Gereshk in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on March 17, 2008

Senior Sgt. Sonny Kappel Jakobsen 45 Gardehusarregimentet (Guard Hussar Regiment) Denmark One of two Danish soldiers killed along with a Czech soldier, an interpreter and three Afghan civilians when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a military convoy in Gereshk in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on March 17, 2008

Sgt. Jason Boyes 21 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Canada Killed when in an explosion during a joint Afghan-Canadian foot patrol in the Zangabad region in Panjwayi district, roughly 21 miles (35 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 16, 2008

Staff Sgt. Collin J. Bowen 38 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard Millersville, Maryland Died on March 14, 2008, at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on January 2, 2008

Bombardier Jeremie Ouellet 22 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Matane, Quebec Ouellet was found dead in an accommodation room at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 11, 2008.

Sgt. Gabriel Guzman 25 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Hornbrook, California Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Gholam Haydar Kala, Afghanistan, on March 8, 2008

Spc. Steven R. Koch 23 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Milltown, New Jersey One of two soldiers killed during combat operations in the Sabari District of Afghanistan on March 3, 2008

Sgt. Robert T. Rapp 22 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Sonora, California One of two soldiers killed during combat operations in the Sabari District of Afghanistan on March 3, 2008

Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze 25 Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Canada Killed when his armored vehicle hit a suspected roadside bomb in the Mushan region, located in the Panjawayi district, 28 miles (45 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 2, 2008

Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,196,514} 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

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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!

Febuary 2008, 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 April 5 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.

A Nations Security Does Not Mean A Nation Sets An Example Of Creating More Hatreds And Enemies By

    ‘Wars Of Choice’

, Nor By Installing And Supporting Dictators, It Leads By The Example Of Peace And Prevention, Especially As A Democracy, Gaining Friends And Supporters, And Defends With Force Only When All Other Options Are Exhausted



In Honor – In Memory

97 percent of U.S. deaths in Iraq have occurred after George W. Bush declared an end to “major combat.”

Mission Accomplished!

We have lost over 900 dead Americans since the surge. Now if you want to dismiss that as “success” that would be your interpretation.

Chuck Hagel

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!!

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    • jimstaro on April 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm
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    Veterans’ testimonies heard at ‘Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan’

    “The reason I am doing this,” said former Marine Jon Turner, “is not only for myself and for the rest of society to hear, but it’s for all those who can’t be here … . Until people hear what is going on with this war, it will continue to happen, and people will continue to die. I’m sorry for the things that I did. I am no longer the monster that I once was.”

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