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

There have been 4,373 coalition deaths — 4,065 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 May 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 29,911 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Iraq

April 2008

Cpt. Andrew. R. Pearson

32


1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Billings, Montana

One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 30, 2008

Spc. Ronald J. Tucker

21


1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Fountain, Colorado

One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 30, 2008

Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander

26


1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Bakersfield, California

Killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 29, 2008

Staff Sgt. Clay A. Craig

22


1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Mesquite, Texas

Died of wounds suffered when he received small-arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 29, 2008

Pfc. Adam L. Marion

26


171st Engineer Company, North Carolina Army National Guard

Mount Airy, North Carolina

One of three soldiers who died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their forward operating base with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, 2008

Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes

26


94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Zephyrhills, Florida

One of three soldiers who died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their forward operating base with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, 2008

Spc. David P. McCormick

26


1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fresno, Texas

Died of wounds suffered when his forward operating base came under rocket attack in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, 2008

Sgt. Mark A. Stone

22


94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Buchanan Dam, Texas

One of three soldiers who died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their forward operating base with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, 2008

Pfc. William T. Dix

32


14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, I Corps

Culver City, California

Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on April 27, 2008. The incident is under investigation.

Staff Sgt. Shaun J. Whitehead

24


2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Commerce, Georgia

Died, of wounds suffered when he encountered a roadside bomb during a dismounted patrol in Iskandariya, Iraq, on April 24, 2008

Pfc. John T. Bishop

22


1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Gaylord, Michigan

One of two soldiers who died of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident in Golden Hills, Iraq, on April 23, 2008

Staff Sgt. Ronald C. Blystone

34


1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Springfield, Missouri

Died from wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire during a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 23, 2008

1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham

26


1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

College Station, Texas

One of two soldiers who died of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident in Golden Hills, Iraq, on April 23, 2008

Sgt. Guadalupe Cervantes Ramirez

26


2nd Transportation Company, Echelons Above Brigade Support Battalion, National Training Center Support Brigade Fort

Irwin, California

Died at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident on April 23, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter

19


1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Sag Harbor, New York

One of two Marines killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on April 22, 2008

Pvt. Ronald R. Harrison

25


703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

Morris Plains, New Jersey

Died of a non-combat related injury at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq, on April 22, 2008

Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale

21


2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Burkeville, Virginia

One of two Marines killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on April 22, 2008

Airman Apprentice Adrian M. Campos

22


Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 22

El Paso, Texas

Found dead in Dubai on April 21, 2008, due to a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Steven J. Christofferson

20


1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Cudahy, Wisconsin

One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encoutnered a roadside bomb in Bayji, Iraq, on April 21, 2008

Sgt. Adam J. Kohlhaas

26


1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Perryville, Missouri

One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encoutnered a roadside bomb in Bayji, Iraq, on April 21, 2008

1st Lt. Matthew R. Vandergrift

28


2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Littleton, Colorado

Died from wounds he suffered during combat operations in Basra, Iraq, on April 21, 2008

Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie L. Morton

40


Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain

Bakersfield, California

Died in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain, on April 20. The cause of death is under investigation.

Spc. Benjamin K. Brosh

22


2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Paliwoda, Iraq, on April 18, 2008

Spc. Lance O. Eakes

25


1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard

Apex, North Carolina

Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 18, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jason L. Brown

29


Company B, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group

Magnolia, Texas

Killed by a burst of small-arms fire while attempting to enter a building during an operation to capture an al Qaeda leader in Sama village, Iraq, on April 17, 2008

Cpl. Richard J. Nelson

23


2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve

Racine, Wisconsin

One of two Marines killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on April 14, 2008

Lance Cpl. Dean D. Opicka

29


2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve

Waukesha, Wisconsin

One of two Marines killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on April 14, 2008

Spc. William E. Allmon

25


1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 12, 2008

. Merlin German

22


5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Manhattan, New York

Died on April 11, 2008 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on February 22, 2005

Sgt. Jesse A. Ault

28


429th Brigade Support Battalion, Virginia Army National Guard

Dublin, Virginia

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 9, 2008

Tech. Sgt Anthony L. Capra

31


Detachment 63, 688 Armament Systems Squadron

Hanford, California

Died of wounds suffered when he encountered a homemade bomb near Golden Hills, Iraq, on April 9, 2008

Spc. Jacob J. Fairbanks

22


1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Died of injuries in a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 9, 2008

Spc. Arturo Huerta-Cruz

23


10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Clearwater, Florida

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Tuz, Iraq, on April 14, 2008

Spc. Jeremiah C. Hughes

26


1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division

Jacksonville, Florida

Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Abu Gharab, Iraq, on April 9, 2008

Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha

30


1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Hull, Texas

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 9, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jeffery L. Hartley

25


1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

Hempstead, Texas

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Kharguliah, Iraq, on April 8, 2008

Spc. Jason C. Kazarick

30


1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Oakmont, Pennsylvania

One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked using a rocket-propelled grenade in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 8, 2008

Sgt. Michael T. Lilly

23


1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Boise, Idaho

One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked using a rocket-propelled grenade in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 8, 2008

Maj. Mark E. Rosenberg

32


3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Miami Lakes, Florida

Killed when his wounds encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 8, 2008

Sgt. Timothy M. Smith

25


4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

South Lake Tahoe, California

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 7, 2008

Sgt. Richard A. Vaughn

22


1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

San Diego, California

Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using a rocket-propelled grenade, homemade bombs and small-arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 7, 2008

Capt. Ulises Burgos-Cruz

29


Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

Puerto Rico

One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Balad, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jeremiah E. McNeal

23


237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia Army National Guard

Norfolk, Virginia

Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Spc. Matthew T. Morris

23


2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Cedar Park, Texas

One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Balad, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Pfc. Shane D. Penley

19


2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Sauk Village, Illinois

Died of wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post at Patrol Base Copper, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett

34


1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard

Teachey, North Carolina

Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Col. Stephen K. Scott

54


356th Quartermaster Battalion

New Market, Alabama

One of two soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Maj. Stuart A. Wolfer

36


11th Battalion, 104th Division

Coral Springs, Florida

One of two soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 6, 2008

Staff Sgt. Travis L. Griffin

28


377th Security Forces Squadron, 377th Mission Support Group, 377th Air Base Wing

Dover, Delaware

Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb near Baghdad, Iraq, on April 3, 2008

Afghanistan – The Forgotten War

There have been 793 coalition deaths — 492 Americans, 5 Australians, 94 Britons, 82 Canadians, 2 Czech, 14 Danes, 16 Dutch, two Estonians, one Finn, 12 French, 22 Germans, 11 Italians, three Norwegians, three Poles, two Portuguese, 6 Romanians, one South Korean, 23 Spaniards, two Swedes — in the war on terror as of May 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 1,937 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon


April 2008

Sgt. 1st Class David L. McDowell

30


2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

Ramona, California

Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using small-arms fire in Baston, Afghanistan, on April 29, 2008

Senior Airman Jonathan A. V. Yelner

24


28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Lafayette, California

Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb near Bagram, Afghanistan, on April 29, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jason Marks

27


4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Commando)

Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Killed during a firefight with Taliban fighters approximately 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) southeast of Tarin Kowt in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, on April 28, 2008

Trooper Robert Pearson

22


A Squadron, The Queen’s Royal Lancers

Grimsby, England

Killed when his vehicle struck a suspected mine while his unit was providing security for a resupply convoy returning to Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on April 21, 2008

Pfc. Mark Schouwink

22


45th Armored Infantry Battalion, 43rd Mechanized Brigade

The Netherlands

One of two Dutch soldiers killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb seven miles (12 kilometers) northwest of Camp Holland in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on April 18, 2008

1st Lt. Dennis van Uhm

23


45th Armored Infantry Battalion, 43rd Mechanized Brigade

The Netherlands

One of two Dutch soldiers killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb seven miles (12 kilometers) northwest of Camp Holland in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on April 18, 2008

1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante

35


Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Athens, Georgia

One of two Marines killed during combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 15, 2008

Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks

24


Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Rogers, Arkansas

One of two Marines killed during combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 15, 2008

Senior Aircraftman Graham Livingstone

23


Support Weapons Flight, 3 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment

Strathclyde, Scotland

One of two British airmen killed when their vehicle was struck by an explosion during a patrol at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2008

Senior Aircraftman Gary Thompson

51


504 Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force

Nottingham, England

One of two British airmen killed when their vehicle was struck by an explosion during a patrol at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2008

Pvt. Terry John Street

24


2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Hull, Quebec, Canada

Killed when his armored vehicle struck a suspected roadside bomb in the Panjwayi district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 4, 2008

Sgt. Nicholas A. Robertson

27


Headquarters Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group

Old Town, Maine

Died on April 3, 2008, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered during combat operations near the Zahn Khan district in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on April 2



“Epidemic of Suicides”

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Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,205,025} 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!

March 2008, 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 May 3 2008, There Are 85 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



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!!

“Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is,”  – George W. Bush, Texas Gov., 1999


” What does it matter to the dead, the orphan, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

– Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

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  1. and for PO1 Morton, with blessings on the investigation….

  2. what a waste…

    • geomoo on May 3, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    That brilliant movie has put in my mind fresh and painful images of the de-humanizing horrors these men and women had to endure.  I hope they are in a better place.

    • pico on May 3, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    We like to talk about how we’ll fix problems after the new president’s elected, but so many things can’t be undone…

  3. My hope is you won’t have to be doing this a moment longer!

  4. http://www.nwotruth.com/video-

    I see it not as lamestream media, it is getting far more Machiavellian as an evil PR sales tool.

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