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

Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez comes home for funeral

A hearse bearing the remains of 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez came to a halt in front of his father’s house in Lawrence, the scene of a 14-month vigil as the family awaited word of his fate. A memorial shrine with floral arrangements and half-burned votive candles was on the sidewalk. (7-25-08)

Iraq

There have been 4,441 coalition deaths — 4,127 Americans, 2 Australians, 1 Azerbaijani, 176 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, 1 Czech, 7 Danes, 2 Dutch, 2 Estonians, 1 Fijian, 5 Georgians, 1 Hungarian, 33 Italians, 1 Kazakh, 1 Korean, 3 Latvian, 22 Poles, 3 Romanians, 5 Salvadoran, 4 Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, 2 Thai and 18 Ukrainians — in the war in Iraq as of August 1, 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 30,435 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Sgt. James A. McHale  31  40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division   Fairfield, Missouri  Died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on July 30, 2008, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, on July 22.
 

Tech. Sgt. Jackie L. Larsen  37 9th Reconnaissance Wing  Tacoma, Washington  Died of natural causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on July 17, 2008

Staff Sgt. David W. Textor 27 Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group  Roanoke, Virginia  Died of injuries suffered from a vehicle incident in Mosul, Iraq, on July 15, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Vrooman  28  2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division   Sioux Falls, South Dakota  Died of wounds when a homemade bomb exploded while his unit was conducting combat operations in Kn’an, Iraq, on July 15, 2008

Aviation Boatswain Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer Daniel R. Verbeke  25  Assigned to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt  Exton, Pennsylvania  Died on July 14, 2008, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, of complications from injuries he suffered in a flight deck accident aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in December 2005

Staff Sgt. Danny P. Dupre  28  1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force  Lockport, Louisiana  Died from wound sustained while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on July 15, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Stevenson  20  7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force  Newton, New Jersey  Died from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq, on July 13, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Chevalier  35  2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division  Flint, Michigan  Died of wounds suffered when his patrol vehicle was struck by a grenade in Samarra, Iraq, on July 9, 2008

Spc. William L. McMillan III  22  1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division  Lexington, Kentucky  Died of wounds suffered when his patrol was struck by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 8, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Woodham  37  39th Brigade Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard  Rogers, Arkansas  Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident at Camp Adder in Tallil, Iraq, on July 5, 2008

POW/MIA – Iraq

One U.S. soldier is currently listed as captured as of July 13, 2008. The list below reflects the names officially listed as Prisoners of War or Duty Status — Whereabouts Unknown by the Pentagon.

Spc. Ahmed K. Altaie 41 Army reservist assigned Provincial Reconstruction Team Baghdad Ann Arbor, Michigan On October 23, 2006, Altaie was categorized as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown when he allegedly was kidnapped while on his way to visit family in Baghdad, Iraq. The Pentagon changed his status to missing-captured on December 11

Afghanistan – The Still Forgotten War

There have been 899 coalition deaths — 557 Americans, 6 Australians, 114 Britons, 88 Canadians, 3 Czech, 15 Danes, 16 Dutch, 3 Estonians, 1 Finn, 12 French, 22 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 11 Italians, 1 Lithuanian, 5 NATO/ISAF, 3 Norwegians, 5 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 7 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 23 Spaniards, 2 Swedes — in the war on terror as of August 1, 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 2,257 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

July 2008

Spc. Seteria L. Brown  22  62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade  Orlando, Florida  Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Sharana, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2008

Lance Cpl. Kenneth Michael Rowe 24  Royal Army Veterinary Corps attached to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment  Newcastle, England  Killed when his patrol came under small arms fire in the Sangin area of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 24, 2008

Cpl. Jason Stuart Barnes  25  Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers attached to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment  Exeter, England  Killed when the Vector ambulance vehicle he was driving hit a suspected roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 22, 2008

Pfc. Ivan I. Wilson  22  2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force  Clearlake, California  Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 21, 2008

1st Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst  25  2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division  Onalaska, Wisconsin  Died of wounds suffered when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in the Qalandar District of the Khost Province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2008

Cpl. James Hayward Arnal  25  2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry  Winnipeg, Canada  Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in the Panjwayi district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2008

1st Lt. Jason D. Mann  29  1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit  Woodlynne, New Jersey  Died from a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2008

Pfc. Willington M. Rhoads  23  173rd Brigade Support Battalion  Las Vegas, Nevada  Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident in Bagram, Afghanistan, on July 16, 2008

Pfc. Sergio S. Abad  21  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Morganfield, Kentucky  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers  24  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Snellville, Georgia  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Jason M. Bogar  25  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Seattle, Washington  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom  24  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Hawaii  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Sgt. Israel Garcia  24  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Long Beach, California  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Jason D. Hovater  24  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Clinton, Tennessee  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips  27  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Jasper, Georgia  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey  22  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Haw River, North Carolina  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Master Sgt. Mitchell W. Young  39  1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group  Jonesboro, Georgia  Killed when the vehicle he was in struck a roadside bomb in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling  20  2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team  Florissant, Missouri  One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Capt. Krisztian Nemes  32  Assigned to Pol-e-Khomri Provincial Reconstruction Team  Hungary  Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while he and an Afghan police officer were exploring an area on a road to Kunduz where a roadside bomb had been reported in Baglan province, Afghanistan, on July 12, 2008

Sgt. Brian S. Leon Guerrero  34  1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard  Hagatna, Guam  One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2008

Sgt. Samson A. Mora  28  1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard  Dededo, Guam  One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2008

Signaller Sean McCarthy  25  Special Air Service Regiment, Australian Army Pacific  Pines, Australia  Killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a patrol in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2008

Sgt. Douglas J. Bull  29  Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division   Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania  Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during a mounted patrol in Chow Kay Valley, Afghanistan, on July 8, 2008

Pvt. Colin William Wilmot  24  1 Field Ambulance attached to 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group  Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada  Died at Kandahar Airfield of wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near a dismounted security patrol in Panjwayi district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 5, 2008

Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey  N/A  Military policeman assigned to 17 Wing Detachment   Dundurn, Saskatchewan, Canada  Found dead in a sleeping area at a Canadian base in the Persian Gulf region used as a staging area for Canadian airlifts to Afghanistan on July 4, 2008

1st Lt. Daniel Farkas  42  27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team  Brooklyn, New York  Died of injuries suffered from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 4, 2008

Spc. Estell L. Turner  43  1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division  Sioux Falls, South Dakota  Died July 2, 2008, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Malikheyl, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2008

PTSD spells MIA – Raising Awareness Through Music

As Victoria gently plays her harmonica, Wes strums a guitar and Sings {Lyrics}

Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,251,944} 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!

June 2008, May 2008, April 2008, 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 August 3  2008, There Are 88 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!”

The Rand Corporation Terrorism Report the press release here, you can get the  full document here or a summary of the research brief here

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

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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3 comments

    • jimstaro on August 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm
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    A cut from a recent e-mail received yesterday from an Army wife who’s husband just deployed to Iraq last month. The incidents should trouble you, they do me, especially the first:

    Six weeks ago, a 19 yr old stationed from Hood shot himself to death via webcam in front of his 19 year old wife (he is listed by the army as a “non-combat related casualty; small arms fire”).  He was stationed at Camp Taji.  On July 22, my husband calls me from Taji to inform me he can’t shower because another soldier has been electrocuted to death in the shower.  A few months ago, 4th ID announced it was raising funds to expand its soldier memorial on post for the THIRD time as its Division losses have been so great.  4th ID is, of course, on its 4th tour in Iraq.  1st Cav Division will be going back for the fourth or fifth time in six months (they just back in this past December when their tours were extended to 15 months).  A soldier with TUMORS in his lungs that I am helping here at Ft. Hood was CLEARED as fit for duty for AFGHANISTAN even though he can’t run or do push ups without passing out.  (General Schoomaker has been informed of the situation and is now having this soldier re-evaluated.)

    • jimstaro on August 3, 2008 at 6:05 pm
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    Bill would open military funerals to media

    Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., said Friday that legislation he co-sponsored this week would highlight the sacrifices made by members of the military.

    And To Think We, the United States,  Need A Congressional Bill For This???

  1. Alex would be turning 24 tomorrow

    http://momfromhlwdflorida.blog

    Gone 4 years now.. he really is missed as many are….

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