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

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

April 5, 2009 Dover ‘Old Guard’



Dover ‘Old Guard’ team shoulders heavy burden

Iraq, Rapidly becoming the Forgotten War!!

There have been 4,677 coalition deaths — 4,360 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 31,545 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan

Spc. Christopher M. Cooper 28 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Oceanside, California Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Babil province, Iraq, on October 30, 2009

Pfc. Lukas C. Hopper 20 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Merced, California Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover southeast of Karada, Iraq, on October 30, 2009

Spc. Adrian L. Avila 19 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade, Alabama Army National Guard Opelika, Alabama Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related accident at Khabari Crossing, Kuwait, on October 29, 2009

Spc. Joseph L. Gallegos 39 720th Transportation Company, New Mexico Army National Guard Questa, New Mexico Died in a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq, on October 28, 2009

Maj. David L. Audo 35 Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group Saint Joseph, Illinois Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. Bradley Espinoza 26 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Mission, Texas Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Qwest, Iraq, on October 19, 2009

Pfc. Daniel J. Rivera 22 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Rochester, New York Died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Mosul, Iraq, on October 18, 2009

Maj. Tad T. Hervas 48 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard Coon Rapids, Minnesota Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, on October 6, 2009

Spc. Paul E. Andersen 49 855th Quartermaster Company, 645th Regional Support Group, Army Reserve Dowagiac, Michigan Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his camp using indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 1, 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.

10.29.09



Honoring the Fallen of the worse day of the worse month of casulties from Afghanistan.

Afghanistan – and The Third Front Pakistan!!

There have been 1,491 coalition deaths — 907 Americans, 11 Australians, 224 Britons, 1 Belgian, 133 Canadians, 3 Czech, 26 Danes, 21 Dutch, 6 Estonians, 1 Finn, 36 French, 31 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 22 Italians, 3 Latvian, 1 Lithuanian,  4 Norwegians, 15 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 11 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 26 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 4,399 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

Sgt. Cesar B. Ruiz 26 Marine Forces Reserve San Antonio, Texas Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 31, 2009

Staff Sgt. Olaf S.G. Schmid 30 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps Truro, Cornwall, England Killed when the roadside bomb he was defusing detonated in the Sangin region of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 31, 2009

Sapper Steven Marshall 24 1 Combat Engineer Regiment Calgary, Alberta, Canada Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol approximately 6.2 miles (10 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 30, 2009

Lt. Justin Boyes 26 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 28, 2009

Lance Cpl. Cody R. Stanley 21 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Rosanky, Texas Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 28, 2009

Frank R. Walker 66 Air Force civilian employee assigned to the 72nd Civil Engineering Directorate, 72nd Air Base Wing Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Died of non-combat related medical causes at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on October 28, 2009

Pfc. Brian R. Bates Jr. 20 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Gretna, Louisiana Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Spc. Robert K. Charlton 22 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Malden, Missouri Died on October 27, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Wardak, Afghanistan, on October 23, 2009

Sgt. Fernando Delarosa 24 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Alamo, Texas One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. Luis M. Gonzalez 27 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division South Ozone Park, New York One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Sgt. Dale R. Griffin 29 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Terre Haute, Indiana One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Sgt. Issac B. Jackson 27 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Plattsburg, Missouri One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Spc. Jared D. Stanker 22 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Evergreen Park, Illinois One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Pfc. Christopher I. Walz 25 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Vancouver, Washington One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson 24 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Broussard, Louisiana One of seven soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their Stryker armored vehicle with a roadside bomb in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop 28 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Smithtown, New York One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury 23 Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force Anchorage, Alaska One of four Marines killed in a midair collision between a AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter and a UH-1N Huey transport helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Sgt. Josue E. Hernandez-Chavez 23 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Las Vegas, Nevada One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Capt. Eric A. Jones 29 Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force Westchester, New York One of four Marines killed in a midair collision between a AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter and a UH-1N Huey transport helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Niall D. Lyons 40 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Spokane, Washington One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Staff Sgt. Shawn H. McNabb 24 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Terrell, Texas One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class David E. Metzger 32 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group San Diego, California One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Capt. David S. Mitchell 30 Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force Loveland, Ohio One of four Marines killed in a midair collision between a AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter anda UH-1N Huey transport helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael P. Montgomery 36 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Redmond, Washington One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Spc. Nickolas A. Mueller 26 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Little Chute, Wisconsin One of seven soldiers killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter accidentally crashed on takeoff in Darreh-ye Bum, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen 29 Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force North Attleboro, Massachusetts One of four Marines killed in a midair collision between a AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter and a UH-1N Huey transport helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 26, 2009

Cpl. Thomas Mason 27 Company C, The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Rosyth, Scotland Died on October 25, 2009, at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England, of wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated during an operation in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on September 15, 2009

Spc. Brandon K. Steffey 23 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on October 25, 2009

Sgt. Eduviges G. Wolf  24 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Hawthorne, California Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her vehicle with a rocket propelled grenade in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on October 25, 2009

Pfc. Devin J. Michel 19 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Stockton, Illinois Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Zhari province, Afghanistan, on October 24, 2009

Sgt. Michael Ebert 23 3. Mekaniserede Infanterikompagni, Den Kongelige Livgarde (3rd Mechanized Infantry Company, The Royal Life Guard) Birkerød, Denmark Died of wounds received in a firefight north of Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 23, 2009

Pfc. Kimble A. Han 30 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion Lehi, Utah One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on October 23, 2009

Spc. Eric N. Lembke 25 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion Tampa, Florida One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on October 23, 2009

Cpl. James Oakland 26 Royal Military Police Manchester, England Died of wounds received when a roadside bomb exploded during a foot patrol in the Gereshk region of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 22, 2009

Spc. Kyle A. Coumas 22 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Lockeford, California Killed when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 21, 2009

Lance Cpl. David R. Baker 22 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Painesville, Ohio Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan on October 20, 2009

Spc. Michael A. Dahl Jr. 23 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Moreno Valley, California Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Argahndab, Afghanistan, on October 17, 2009

Spc. Anthony G. Green 28 143rd Infantry Detachment, Texas Army National Guard Matthews, North Carolina One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on October 16, 2009

Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski 28 293rd Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade Rantoul, Illinois Killed when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 16, 2009

Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats 32 143rd Infantry Detachment, Texas Army National Guard Fredericksburg, Texas One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on October 16, 2009

Spc. Jesus O. Flores Jr. 28 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion La Mirada, California One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2009

Spc. Daniel C. Lawson 33 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion Deerfield Beach, Florida One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2009

1st Cpl. Maj. Rosario Ponziano 25 4° Reggimento Paracadutisti Alpini (4th Alpine Parachute Regiment) Palermo, Italy Killed when his Lince armored vehicle overturned while traveling between Shindad and Herat in western Afghanistan on October 15, 2009

Staff Sgt. Glen H. Stivison Jr. 34 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion Blairsville, Pennsylvania One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2009

Pfc. Brandon M. Styer 19 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion Lancaster, Pennsylvania One of four soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2009

Spc. George W. Cauley 24 114th Transportation Company, 347th Regional Support Group, Minnesota Army National Guard Walker, Minnesota Died on October 10, 2009, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with a roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 7, 2009

Lance Cpl. Alfonso Ochoa Jr. 20 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Armona, California Died while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan, on October 10, 2009

Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor 27 Marine Wing Support Squadron 372, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force Bovey, Minnesota Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 9, 2009

Lance Cpl. James Hill 23 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards Redhill, Surrey, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 8, 2009

Sgt. Johann Hivin-Gerard 29 3e Régiment d’Infanterie de Marine (3rd Marine Infantry Regiment) France Died on October 8, 2009, at Percy Military Hospital in Paris, France, of wounds sustained when a roadside bomb struck his armored vehicle while escorting a logistics convoy in the Surobi district north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 4, 2009

Cpl. Cristo A. Cabello Santana 24 Regimiento de Infanteria Ligera IX (9th Light Infantry Regiment) Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain Killed when a roadside bomb struck his armored vehicle during a reconnaissance and security patrol east of Herat, Afghanistan, on October 7, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth W. Westbrook 41 Military Transition Team member assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Shiprock, New Mexico Westbrook died on October 7, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and indirect fire in Ganjigal Valley, Afghanistan, on September 8, 2009. His brother, Sgt. Marshall A. Westbrook, was killed in Iraq on October 1, 2005.

Guardsman Jamie Janes 20 Company 2, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards Brighton, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol near the Nad e-Ali district center in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 5, 2009

Spc. Kevin O. Hill 23 576th Mobility Augmentation Company Brooklyn, New York Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and indirect fires at Contingency Outpost Dehanna, Afghanistan, on October 4, 2009

Cpl. Patric Sauer 24 4. Kompanie, Fallschirmjägerbataillon 263 (4th Company, 263rd Parachute Battalion) Fulda, Hesse, Germany Died on October 4, 2009, in a hospital in Germany of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck his convoy near Kunduz, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2008

Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos 27 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Tucson, Arizona One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Spc. Christopher T. Griffin 24 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Kincheloe, Michigan One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt 24 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Applegate, California One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk 30 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division South Portland, Maine One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Spc. Stephan L. Mace 21 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Lovettsville, Virginia One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Staff Sgt. Vernon W. Martin 25 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Savannah, Georgia One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Staff Sgt. Thomas D. Rabjohn 39 363rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Arizona Army National Guard Litchfield Park, Arizona Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated during an attempt to disarm it in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Sgt. Michael P. Scusa 22 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Villas, New Jersey One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson 22 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Reno, Nevada One of eight soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2009

Sgt. Ryan C. Adams 26 951st Engineer Company, Wisconsin Army National Guard Rhinelander, Wisconsin Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle using rocket-propelled grenade fire in Logar province, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2009

Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr. 26 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command Asheboro, North Carolina One of two soldiers killed when they were attacked by a suicide bomber in Murcheh, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2009

Pfc. Brandon A. Owens 21 118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade Memphis, Tennessee One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit using small arms fire in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2009

Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver 32 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command Medford, Massachusetts One of two soldiers killed when they were attacked by a suicide bomber in Murcheh, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2009

Sgt. Aaron M. Smith 25 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division MManhattan, Kansas One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit using small arms fire in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2009

Spc. Russell S. Hercules Jr. 22 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Murfreesboro, Tennessee Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on October 1, 2009

Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez 24 Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Satellite Beach, Florida Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 1, 2009

Senior Aircraftman Marcin Wojtak 24 34 Squadron, The Royal Air Force Regiment Leicester, England Killed when the vehicle he was commanding struck a roadside bomb in the desert south of Bastion Joint Operating Base in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on October 1, 2009

PTSD – TBI and more

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.

PTSD: New War on An Old Foe. Big changes underway at the VA could mean better treatment for thousands of vets. A bureaucracy in transition.

The Hidden Casualties Of War: Suicide

Suicide Toll Fuels Worry That Army Is Strained

Sixteen American soldiers killed themselves in October in the U.S. and on duty overseas, an unusually high monthly toll that is fueling concerns about the mental health of the nation’s military personnel after more than eight years of continuous warfare…>>>Rest Found Here

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………….

Women at Arms



A record number of women are coming home from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. Four years after leaving Iraq, Shalimar Bien explains her continuing struggle.

A series many should visit and folow.

Women at Arms

The Psychological Scars

Articles in this series explore how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have profoundly redefined the role of women in the military.

Previous Articles in the Series

July 8, 2009

Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,339,771plus} 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.

Civilian Casulties – Afghanistan

Civilian casualties of the War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

The War in Afghanistan (2001-present) has caused the deaths of thousands of Afghan civilians directly from insurgent and foreign military action, as well as the deaths of possibly tens of thousands of Afghan civilians indirectly as a consequence of displacement, starvation, disease, exposure, lack of medical treatment, crime and lawlessness resulting from the war. The war, launched by the United States as “Operation Enduring Freedom” in 2001, began with an initial air campaign that almost immediately prompted concerns over the number of Afghan civilians being killed[1] as well as international protests. With civilian deaths from airstrikes rising again in recent years[2], the number of Afghan civilians being killed by foreign military operations has led to mounting tension between the foreign countries and the government of Afghanistan. In May 2007, President Hamid Karzai summoned military commanders to warn them of the consequences of further deaths.[3]………>>>>

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!

UNHCR – Refugees and more, Afghanistan and Iraq

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

Afghanistan Refugees UNHCR – Afghanistan UNHCR Global Appeal 2008-2009 – Afghanistan Situation

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

September 2009***August 2009***July 2009***June 2009***May 2009***April 2009***March 2009***February 2009***January 2009***December 2008***November 2008***October 2008***September 2008***August 2008***July 2008***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

The War in Iraq Costs, the rolling tabulation, over $697,212,725,531++++ and continually counting!

As Of November 4 2009, There Are 97 Pages w/5 ‘Silent Honor Rolls’ Each, Number Of KIA’s Varies With Each ‘Silent Honor Roll’;
Many have numbers in the teens and twenties
In Honor – In Memory – Click on Graphic to Visit the Honor Rolls

The most recent, 10-30-2009, Silent Honor Roll



97 percent {now more} 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

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

3 comments

    • jimstaro on November 4, 2009 at 9:38 pm
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    Five British soldiers shot dead by rogue Afghanistan policeman

    November 4 2009

    Three Grenadier Guards and two Royal Military Police were attacked as they rested inside a compound.

    The soldiers, who had removed their body armour and helmets, were shot by an Afghan national policeman who then fled. It is not known whether he was a member of the Taliban or being coerced by the insurgents. ..>>>

    British MP calls for Afghanistan withdrawal as five UK soldiers are killed

    Britain’s Kim Howells, who chairs Parliament’s security and intelligence committee, called Wednesday for the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. Public discontent has been rising…>>>

     

  1. My wife and I have slowed ourselves down enough to actually read the list of fatalities in the NY Times every morning.  Just name, age, hometown, rank, and unit, but it makes it all more real than the numbers.  I highly recommend it as a way to keep from getting desensitized.

    • TMC on November 5, 2009 at 3:29 am

    May the Goddess guide them on their journey to the Summerlands. May their families, friends and all of us find Peace.

      Blessed be.

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