HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military KIA, Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – August 2009

Dover ‘Old Guard’



Dover ‘Old Guard’ team shoulders heavy burden

Iraq, Rapidly becoming the Forgotten War!!

There have been 4,659 coalition deaths — 4,342 Americans, 2 Australians, 1 Azerbaijani, 179 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, 1 Czech, 7 Danes, 2 Dutch, 2 Estonians, 1 Fijian, 5 Georgians, 1 Hungarian, 33 Italians, 1 Kazakh, 1 South 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 September 3 2009, 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 13 employees of the U.S. Defense Department. At least 31,483 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Pvt. Taylor D. Marks 19 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard Monmouth, Oregon One of two soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator in Rashid, Iraq, on August 28, 2009

Sgt. Earl D. Werner 38 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard Mondovi, Wisconsin One of two soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator in Rashid, Iraq, on August 28, 2009

2nd Lt. Joseph D. Fortin 22 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division St. Johnsbury, Vermont Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Muhalla, Iraq, on August 23, 2009

Pfc. William Z. Vanosdol 23 172nd Support Battalion, 172nd Infantry Brigade Pinson, Alabama Died of wounds suffered when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters in Diwaniya, Iraq, on August 19, 2009

Spc. Matthew D. Hastings 23 582nd Medical Logistics Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command Claremore, Oklahoma Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 17, 2009

Spc. Richard A. Walters Jr.41 14th Combat Support Hospital Cleveland, Ohio Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, on August 10, 2009

Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm 19 2nd Battalion, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Plymouth, Ohio Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Maysan province, Iraq, on August 4, 2009

POW/MIA: Two U.S. soldiers are currently listed as captured or Duty Status — Whereabouts Unknown as of July 20, 2009. The information below reflects the name, an unknown, 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.

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl 23 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Ketchum, Idaho Captured in Paktika province in Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. The Pentagon declared him Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on July 1 and his status was changed to Missing-Captured on July 3.

Marine Sgt. Bill Cahir’s Arlington funeral-August 31 2009

Afghanistan – and The Third Front Pakistan!!

There have been 1349 coalition deaths — 810 Americans, 11 Australians, 211 Britons, 1 Belgian, 127 Canadians, 3 Czech, 24 Danes, 19 Dutch, 6 Estonians, 1 Finn, 29 French, 30 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 14 Italians, 3 Latvian, 1 Lithuanian,  4 Norwegians, 10 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 11 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 25 Spaniards, 2 Swedes, 2 Turks — in the war on terror as of September 3 2009, 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 list also includes one U.S. Defense Department civilian employee. 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 3,304 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

Pfc. Jordan M. Brochu 20 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Cumberland, Maine One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Shuyene Sufia, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2009

Pvt. Kevin Elliott 24 The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Dundee, Scotland One of two Scottish soldiers killed by a rocket-propelled grenade explosion during a foot patrol in Babaji district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2009

Lance Cpl. David R. Hall 31 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Elyria, Ohio Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2009

Sgt. Stuart ‘Gus’ Millar 40 The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Inverness, Scotland One of two Scottish soldiers killed a rocket-propelled grenade explosion during a foot patrol in Babaji district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2009

Spc. Tyler R. Walshe 21 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Shasta, California Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on August 31, 2009

Spc. Jonathan D. Welch 19 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Yorba Linda, California One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Shuyene Sufia, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2009

Staff Sgt. Jason S. Dahlke 29 Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Orlando, Florida Killed when he was shot during a Ranger task force attack on an enemy command and control node and logistics base in a rugged, remote mountainous area in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on August 29, 2009

Pfc. Eric W. Hario 19 Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Monroe, Michigan  Died at a combat support hospital of wounds received during a Ranger task force attack on an enemy command and control node and logistics base in a rugged, remote mountainous area in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on August 29, 2009

Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler III 22 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Columbia, South Carolina Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Logar province, Afghanistan, on August 28, 2009

Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes 18 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Hammond, Louisiana Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on August 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss 27 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Murray, Utah Died of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2009

Fusilier Shaun Bush 24 Company A, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Warwickshire, England Died on August 25, 2009, at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England, of wounds sustained in an explosion during a foot patrol in Sangin district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2009

Capt. John L. Hallett III  30 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division  California One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on August 25, 2009

Capt. Cory J. Jenkins 30 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Arizona One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on August 25, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer 38 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Trenton, Missouri One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on August 25, 2009

Pfc. Dennis M. Williams 24 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division  Federal Way, Washington One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on August 25, 2009

Sgt. Raivis Kang 26 Estcoy-8 Infantry Company Estonia One of two Estonian soldiers killed when their unit was attacked while clearing explosives from a road in Nad-e-Ali, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 23, 2009

Warrant Officer Eerik Salmus 26 Estcoy-8 Infantry Company Estonia One of two Estonian soldiers killed when their unit was attacked while clearing explosives from a road in Nad-e-Ali, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 23, 2009

Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco 29 Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Somerville, New Jersey Fatally shot during a dismounted patrol near Yakhchal in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 22, 2009

Cpl. Darby T. Morin 25 Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Victoria, Canada Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in Logar province, Afghanistan, on August 22, 2009

Sgt. Matthew L. Ingram 25 Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Pearl, Mississippi Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle, and his unit came under small arms fire from enemy forces in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on August 21, 2009

Sgt. Paul McAleese 29 2nd Battalion, The Rifles  Hereford, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while he was trying to get to a fellow British soldier who had been hit by a previous explosion while on patrol in Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2009

Spc. Justin R. Pellerin 21 Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Boscawen, New Hampshire Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2009

Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton 21 Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Oak Park, California Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2009

Pvt. Johnathon Young 18 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment Hull, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while on patrol near Forward Operating Base Wishtan in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2009

Spc. Paul E. Dumont Jr. 23 149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion  Williamsburg, Virginia Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2009

Gunnery Sgt. Adam F. Benjamin 34 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Garfield Heights, Ohio Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 18, 2009

Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen 29 Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division   San Antonio, Texas One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on August 18, 2009

1st Sgt. Jose S.N. Crisostomo 59 Assigned to Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force-Kabul Inarajan, Guam Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 18, 2009

Spc. Troy O. Tom 21 Rifle Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division  Shiprock, New Mexico One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their unit in Arghandab, Afghanistan, on August 18, 2009

Pfc. Morris L. Walker 23 Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Chapel Hill, North Carolina One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on August 18, 2009

Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney 20 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Litchfield, Minnesota One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their unit in Arghandab, Afghanistan, on August 18, 2009

Lance Cpl. Leopold F. Damas 26 Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Floral Park, New York Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class William B. Woods Jr. 31 Company B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Maryland Army National Guard Chesapeake, Virginia Died on August 16, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when he was shot during a patrol in Ghanzi, Afghanistan, on August 14, 2009

Fusilier Simon Annis 22 Company A, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Salford, England One of three British soldiers killed by an explosion while on patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2009

Fusilier Louis Carter 19 Company A, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Nuneaton, England One of three British soldiers killed by an explosion while on patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2009

Lance Cpl. James Fullarton 24 Company A, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers  Coventry, England One of three British soldiers killed by an explosion while on patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2009

Cpl. Nicholas R. Roush 22 Company B, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group Middleville, Michigan Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Herat, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2009

Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard 21 Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force New Portland, Maine Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 14, 2009

Cpl. Alexander Carraro 32 Régiment de Chasseurs Ardennais (Regiment of Ardennian Rifles) Seilles, Belgium Died due to bacterial meningitis in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2009

Pvt. Richard Hunt 21 Company A, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh Abergavenny, Wales Died on August 15, 2009, at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Selly Oak, England, from wounds sustained in an explosion during a vehicle patrol near Musa Qaleh in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2009

Sgt. Simon Valentine 29 Company A, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Bedworth, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2009

Sgt. William J. Cahir 40  4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve Washington, D.C. Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2009

Capt. Mark Hale 42 Company A, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Bournemouth, England  Died at Camp Bastion of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb detonated while he and another British soldier were carrying a wounded soldier to safety during a patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2009

Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton 23 6/36 Battery, 40th Regiment, Royal Artillery Easingwold, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated as he was being evacuated after being wounded in an ambush near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2009

Rifleman Daniel Wild 19 Company A, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Hartlepool, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while he and another British soldier were carrying a wounded soldier to safety during a patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2009

Capt. John Tinsley 28 Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Tallahassee, Florida Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee during a combat patrol in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, on August 12, 2009

Capt. Daniel Ambrozinski 32 1 Batalionie, 25 Brygady Kawalerii Powietrznej (1st Battalion, 25th Air Cavalry Brigade) Skierniewice, Poland Killed when his joint Afghan-Polish patrol came under Taliban fire in eastern Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on August 10, 2009

Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell 21 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Perdido, Alabama Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 10, 2009

Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel 21 Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force  Winfield, Missouri Killed during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 9, 2009

Lance Cpl. Javier Olvera 20 Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Palmdale, California Killed during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 8, 2009

Staff Sgt. Tara J. Smith 33 Company C, 50th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade Nashville, North Carolina Died on August 8, 2009, in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident that occurred August 4, 2009, at Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan

Spc. Matthew K. S. Swanson 20 Company A, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Lake Forest, California Died on August 8, 2009, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in Logar province, Afghanistan, on July 19, 2009

Pvt. Jason George Williams 23 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment Worcester, England Killed following an explosion while on patrol just east of Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 8, 2009

Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow  23  Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Naples, Florida Killed during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 7, 2009

Sgt. Jerry R. Evans Jr. 23 Company A, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Eufaula, Alabama Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 7, 2009

Capt. Matthew C. Freeman 29 Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Richmond Hill, Georgia Died while supporting combat operations in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on August 7, 2009

Pvt. Kyle Adams 21 The Parachute Regiment England One of three British soldiers killed when their Jackal vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a security patrol north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine 22 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Farmingdale, New York One of four Marines killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Farah province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Lance Cpl. Travis T. Babine 20 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force San Antonio, Texas One of four Marines killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Farah province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Cpl. Christian A. Guzman Rivera 21 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Homestead, Florida One of four Marines killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Farah province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Lance Cpl. Dale Thomas Hopkins 23 The Parachute Regiment England One of three British soldiers killed when their Jackal vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a security patrol north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins 24  Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Paris, Texas One of four Marines killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Farah province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Cpl. Kevin Mulligan 26 The Parachute Regiment England One of three British soldiers killed when their Jackal vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a security patrol north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2009

Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony C. Garcia 21 Navy corpsman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Tyndall, Florida Died while supporting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan, on August 5, 2009

Craftsman Anthony Lombardi 21 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, attached to The Light Dragoons Scunthorpe, England Killed when the Spartan reconnaissance vehicle he was driving was struck by a roadside bomb in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 4, 2009

Alejandro Granado 42 Company C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Mississippi Army National Guard Longview, Texas One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, on August 2, 2009

Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr. 27 Company C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Mississippi Army National Guard Fayetteville, North Carolina One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, on August 2, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III 43 Company C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Mississippi Army National Guard Bentonia, Mississippi One of three soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, on August 2, 2009

Cpl. Anthony Baudin 22  3e régiment d’infanterie marine (3rd Marine Infantry Regiment) Dinan, France Killed when his unit was attacked by insurgents near the village of Ghayne Pain in Ghayn Valley in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2009

Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon 19 Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division  Knoxville, Tennessee One of three soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their patrol with roadside bombs and rocket-propelled grenades in Mushan Village, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2009

Pfc. Richard K. Jones 21 Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Person, North Carolina One of three soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their patrol with roadside bombs and rocket-propelled grenades in Mushan Village, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2009

Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls 27 Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division West Lawn, Pennsylvania One of three soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their patrol with roadside bombs and rocket-propelled grenades in Mushan Village, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2009

Spc. Alexander J. Miller 21 Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Clermont, Florida Died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, on July 31, 2009

Sapper Matthieu Allard 21 5e Régiment du génie de combat (5th Combat Engineer Regiment) Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada One of two Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near a patrol in the Zhari district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2009

Cpl. Christian Bobbitt 23 5e Régiment du génie de combat (5th Combat Engineer Regiment) Sept-ëles, Quebec, Canada One of two Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near a patrol in the Zhari district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2009

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF U.S. WARFIGHTER IS FOCUS OF MILITARY HEALTH RESEARCH FORUM

Promising Research on Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Illness, Substance Abuse and More is Presented at Key Scientific Meeting

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Research to address these needs is underway, and the work of hundreds of investigators engaged in the effort is being showcased September 1-3 at the Military Health Research Forum in Kansas City………………..

Please visit US Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for updates on the Military Health Research Forum.

The Hidden Casualties Of War: Suicide

Suicide’s Rising Toll – After Combat, Victims of an Inner War

Sgt. Jacob Blaylock flipped on the video camera he had set up in a trailer at the Tallil military base, southeast of Baghdad.

He lit a cigarette, inhaled deeply, blew the smoke upward.

“Hey, it’s Jackie,” he said. “It’s the 20th of April. We go home in six days. I lost two good friends on the 14th. I’m having a hard time dealing with it.” ……………

“I dread to think there might possibly be somebody else.”

STAFF SGT. ROBERT MULLIS, on the four suicides in his National Guard unit since it returned from Iraq.

An online Veterans news group, Veterans Today, made up of mostly free lance Veterans doing reporting on the many issues of the Veterans community, do an almost daily Top 10 called Top 10 Veterans News from Around the Country, this current one is for 9-03-09. And in this issue page it carries this:

5. Tracking Suicides By New Vets Said To Be A Problem.   The Indianapolis Star (9/3, Marshall, 241K) asks, “How many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have come back, haunted by memories of war and struggling to cope with life at home, and taken their own lives? Nobody knows,” and therein “lies one of the most serious obstacles to preventing suicides by returning veterans. A 2008 Congressional Research Service Report on the issue put it

bluntly” when it said, “There is no nationwide system for surveillance” of veteran suicides. The Star adds, “Recognizing the crucial gap in data, the Army and the National Institute of Mental Health have partnered for a five-year, $50 million study on military suicides.” The Department of Veterans Affairs, meanwhile, “has launched” a “10-year health study examining 60,000 ‘new’ veterans, mostly those involved” in Iraq and Afghanistan operations.

There is also five related topics and links following the one, from the Indianapolis Star, above, at the link above.

Military Suicides: A Billion to Sell a War

If you fit into any of the marketing data published weekly by pollsters, it is more likely you will have watched American Idol than wondered why so many of our military personnel are committing suicide.

If that offends any readers, the option is to stop here………….

Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,339,771} Iraqis are estimated to have been killed as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation. Learn More and Take Action»

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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!

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The War in Iraq Costs, the rolling tabulation, over $684,028,725,531++++ and continually counting!

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 September 5, 2009, There Are 95 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.



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

“How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me — unless you don’t count American soldiers as Americans.”

Matthew Alexander who is writing under a pseudonym for security reasons

“Torture is the tool of the lazy, the stupid, and the pseudo-tough. It’s also perhaps the greatest recruiting tool that the terrorists have.”

Major General Paul Eaton

Done “In Our Names”!

“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

Deja Vu All Over Again

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

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    • jimstaro on September 6, 2009 at 12:57 am
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    Not A “SuperStar”……..July 12, 2009

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