HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military KIA, Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – February 2010

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

October 29 2009



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

Iraq, Rapidly becoming the Forgotten War!!

There have been 4,700 coalition deaths — 4,383 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 March 3 2010, 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 the DoD of the United States. At least 31,706 {31,648 last month} U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan

Sgt. William C. Spencer 40 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, 81st Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard Tacoma, Washington Died on February 25, 2010 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations at Combat Outpost Marez, Iraq, on February 20, 2010

Cpl. Daniel T. O’Leary 23 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Youngsville, North Carolina Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over in Falluja, Iraq, on February 23, 2010

Capt. Marcus R. Alford 28 C Troop, 1st Squadron, 230th Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard Knoxville, Tennessee One of two soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter experienced a hard landing at Qayyarah Airfield West, 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 21, 2010

Chief Warrant Officer Billie J. Grinder 25 C Troop, 1st Squadron, 230th Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard Gallatin, Tennessee One of two soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter experienced a hard landing at Qayyarah Airfield West, 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 21, 2010

Pfc. Adriana Alvarez 20 571st Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade San Benito, Texas Died of injuries sustained while supporting combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 10, 2010

POW/MIA

Two U.S. soldiers are currently listed as captured or Duty Status — Whereabouts Unknown as of December 1, 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.

Civilian DoD Employee

Issa T. Salomi 60 U.S. Defense Department civilian employee assigned to U.S. Forces – Iraq El Cajon, California Salomi has been unaccounted for since January 23, 2010, and was last seen in Baghdad, Iraq. The Pentagon declared him Excused Absence Whereabouts Unknown on February 5, 2010, the same day an Iraqi militant group posted a video on the Internet claiming it had kidnapped Salomi and demanded that members of the Blackwater security company receive justice for crimes committed against Iraqis in exchange for his release. Full story

Afghanistan – Pakistan!!

There have been 1,656 coalition deaths — 1,005 Americans, 11 Australians, 268 Britons, 1 Belgian, 140 Canadians, 3 Czech, 29 Danes, 21 Dutch, 7 Estonians, 1 Finn, 40 French, 31 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 22 Italians, 3 Latvian, 1 Lithuanian,  5 Norwegians, 16 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 12 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 28 Spaniards, 4 Swedes, 2 Turks — in the war on terror as of March 4 2010, 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 5,131 {4,923 last month} U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. In addition to the military deaths, one Jordanian and 11 U.S. intelligence operatives have died in Afghanistan.


Staff Sgt. William S. Ricketts 27 Company B, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Corinth, Mississippi Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with small arms fire during a dismounted patrol in Bala Murghab, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on February 27, 2010

Sgt. Paul Fox 34 Reconnaissance Troop, 28 Engineer Regiment St. Ives, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in southern Nad-e Ali district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 26, 2010

Rifleman Martin Kinggett 19 A Company, 4th Battalion, The Rifles Dagenham, England Killed when he was shot while he and his comrades were providing covering fire for the evacuation of an injured soldier in Sangin district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 25, 2010

Senior Aircraftman Luke Southgate 20 D Flight, II Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his WMIK Land Rover while conducting a patrol to protect from the threat of rocket attacks at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on February 24, 2010

Sgt. Maj. Florin Badiceanu 31 Batalionului 33 Manevra (33rd Maneuver Battalion) Romania Killed when a roadside bomb detonated underneath his Humvee during a patrol on Highway A1 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on February 23, 2010

Sgt. Marcos Gorra 22 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division North Bergen, New Jersey Died of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2010

Lance Cpl. Matthias N. Hanson 20 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Buffalo, Kentucky Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2010

Lance Cpl. Adam D. Peak 25 Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Florence, Kentucky Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2010

Pfc. JR Salvacion 27 Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Ewa Beach, Hawaii Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb at Senjaray in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2010

Lance Cpl. Eric L. Ward 19 Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Redmond, Washington Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2010

Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz 29 Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Corona, California Died when enemy forces attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades in Chapa Dara, Kunar province, Afghanistan, on February 20, 2010

Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Eckard 30 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force Hickory, North Carolina Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 20, 2010

Lance Cpl. Joshua H. Birchfield 24 Company K, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Westville, Indiana Died while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan, on February 19, 2010

Cpl. Gregory S. Stultz 22 Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Brazil, Indiana Died while supporting combat operations near Kariz-e Saydi in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 19, 2010

Pfc. Kyle J. Coutu 20 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Providence, Rhode Island Died while supporting combat operations in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 18, 2010

Lt. Douglas Dalzell 27 No. 1 Company, 1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards Hamstead Marshall, Berkshire, England Killed on his 27th birthday when a roadside bomb detonated in the Babaji area of Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province, Afghanistan on February 18, 2010

Lance Cpl. Kielin T. Dunn 19 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Chesapeake, Virgina Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 18, 2010

Lance Cpl. Larry M. Johnson 19 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Scranton, Pennsylvania Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 18, 2010

Sgt. Jeremy R. McQueary 27 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Columbus, Indiana Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 18, 2010

Lance Sgt. David Walker 36 1st Battalion, Scots Guards Glasgow, Scotland Fatally wounded while conducting a ground domination patrol which was engaged by insurgent fire in Nad-e Ali district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 18, 2010

Pfc. Eric D. Currier 21 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Londonderry, New Hampshire Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 17, 2010

Petty Officer 1st Class Sean L. Caughman 43 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 Fort Worth, Texas Died while supporting operations in Kuwait on February 16, 2010

Lance Cpl. Noah M. Pier 25 Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Charlotte, North Carolina Died while supporting combat operations in the Nawa district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 16, 2010

Lance Cpl. Alejandro J. Yazzie 23 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Rock Point, Arizona Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 16, 2010

Pfc. Jason H. Estopinal 21 Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Dallas, Georgia Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 15, 2010

Sapper Guy Mellors 20 20 Field Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment Coventry, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while he was engaged in explosive clearance operations near Patrol Base Ezaray to the northeast of Sangin district center in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 15, 2010

Kingsman Sean Dawson 19 Chindit Company, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester, England Dawson was part of an ambush set up 300 meters (990 feet) northwest of Patrol Base Minden in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 14, 2010. The ambush engaged suspected insurgents with small arms fire and Dawson was shot and killed.

Rifleman Mark Marshall 29 6th Battalion, The Rifles, assigned to 3 Rifles Battle Group Exeter, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a routine foot to the northeast of Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 14, 2010

Lance Sgt. Dave Greenhalgh 25 The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Killed when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb while on patrol near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2010

Spc. Bobby J. Pagan 23 Company A, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Austin, Texas One of three soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2010

Staff Sgt. John A. Reiners 24 Company A, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Lakeland, Florida One of three soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2010

Cpl. Jacob H. Turbett 21 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Canton, Michigan Died while supporting combat operations in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2010

Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman 26 Company A, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Darby, Montana One of three soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2010

Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker 24 The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Killed in a training accident on a range located approximately 2.48 miles (4 km) northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on February 12, 2010

Lance Cpl. Darren Hicks 29 No. 1 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards Mousehole, Cornwall, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated in Babaji district, Helmand province, on February 11, 2010

Pvt. Enguerrand Libaert 20 13e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins (13th Mountain Infantry Battalion) Lyon, France Killed in a firefight after insurgents attacked an Afghan army resupply convoy being escorted by French troops in Alasay Valley in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on February 9, 2010

Sgt. Adam J. Ray 23 Company C, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Louisville, Kentucky Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb near Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 9, 2010

Warrant Officer Class 2 David Markland 36 70 Gurkha Field Support Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, assigned to Counter-IED Task Force Euxton, Lancashire, England Killed when a roadside bomb exploded in the Nad-e Ali district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 8, 2010

Lt. Gunnar Andersson 31 Livgardet (The Life Guards) Stockholm, Sweden One of two Swedish soldiers killed in a firefight west of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan on February 7, 2010

Pvt. Sean McDonald 26 Company B, The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland One of two Scottish soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a routine night patrol south of Patrol Base Wishtan in the Sangin area of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 7, 2010

Cpl. Johnathan Moore 22 Company B, The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Lanarkshire, Scotland One of two Scottish soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a routine night patrol south of Patrol Base Wishtan in the Sangin area of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 7, 2010

Capt. John Palmlov 28 Livgardet (The Life Guards) Sundbyberg, Sweden One of two Swedish soldiers killed in a firefight west of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan on February 7, 2010

Pfc. Charles A. Williams 29 Headquarters Detachment, 97th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade Fair Oaks, California Died of injuries sustained while supporting combat operations at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, on February 7, 2010

Sgt. Dillon B. Foxx 22 Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Traverse City, Michigan Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Bala Murghab, Badghis province, Afghanistan, on February 5, 2010

Sgt. 1st Class David J. Hartman 27 Company B, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade Merced, California One of three soldiers killed when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in Timargara, Lower Dir district, North West Frontier province, Pakistan, on February 3, 2010. The soldiers were traveling to attend a ceremony at a girls’ school that had been renovated with U.S. assistance.

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller 35 Company B, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade Callettsburg, Kentucky One of three soldiers killed when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in Timargara, Lower Dir district, North West Frontier province, Pakistan, on February 3, 2010. The soldiers were traveling to attend a ceremony at a girls’ school that had been renovated with U.S. assistance.

Staff Sgt. Mark A. Stets 39 Company A, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group El Cajon, California One of three soldiers killed when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in Timargara, Lower Dir district, North West Frontier province, Pakistan, on February 3, 2010. The soldiers were traveling to attend a ceremony at a girls’ school that had been renovated with U.S. assistance.

Pfc. Zachary G. Lovejoy 20 Company C, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Albuquerque, New Mexico One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on February 2, 2010

Capt. Daniel Whitten 28 Company C, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Grimes, Iowa One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a roadside bomb in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on February 2, 2010

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Freeman Jr. 21 Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Fayetteville, Pennsylvania Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 1, 2010

Cpl. Liam Riley 21 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment Sheffield, England One of two British soldiers killed when two roadside bombs detonated near their foot patrol in the vicinity of Malgir, which lies between Babaji and Gereshk, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 1, 2010

Pvt. John Felipe Romero Meneses 21 Regimiento de Cazadores de Monta├▒a 62 (62nd Mountain Infantry Regiment) Colombia Killed when a anti-tank mine detonated near his Spanish Army armored vehicle north of Qala-i-Naw in Badghis province, Afghanistan, on February 1, 2010

Lance Cpl. Graham Shaw 27 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment Huddersfield, England One of two British soldiers killed when two roadside bombs detonated near their foot patrol in the vicinity of Malgir, which lies between Babaji and Gereshk, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 1, 2010

PTSD – TBI and more

None left behind

February 28, 2010  Veterans’ safety net now requires many threads

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton opened in 2007.

(Jonathan Miano/Sun-Times Media)

It’s often said that dying on the battlefield is the ultimate sacrifice that can be made for one’s country.

There is little disagreement that the adage holds true in the country’s current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But many of those serving on those faraway fighting fields also are giving up treasured parts of the lives they used to lead once their deployments end and they at last come home. >>>>>

War’s ghosts after two tours in Iraq

March 1, 2010 The triggers can come out of nowhere.

Marines and Iraq veterans Keith Ellis and Sarah Raby eat dinner with their children at their home in Hanover Park. (Jonathan Miano/Sun-Times Media)

Sometimes, rolling down an otherwise unremarkable stretch of road, Sarah Raby and Keith Ellis will spot a box or other sort of container left alongside the curb. Whichever of them is driving, the car suddenly cuts a wide berth around the nondescript object. It’s almost an involuntary reflex.

“It’s like a muscle memory, I guess, thinking that something’s going to happen,” Ellis said.

The couple, former Marines who have both served two tours of duty in Iraq, can’t forget that in some places, a plain-looking box can contain deadly explosives. >>>>>

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

Military suicides are causing civilian casualties, too

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Wimmer’s daughter Alex holds her sister Mi-Na at his grave. | MCT

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Wimmer charmed potential Army recruits with a movie star’s smile, but somehow it never quite reached his eyes, even when he was cradling his newborn twin daughters.

Whenever he closed his eyes, he dreamed of his own dead body swinging from a rope, his feet dangling just above a chair.

When those nightmares eventually blurred, the Persian Gulf veteran and former Army recruiter began trying to recreate their grisly images. He tried to kill himself with pills in the woods, and a razor blade in a hotel room, and every suicide attempt drew his wife, Jennifer, and their four daughters deeper into his dark world. >>>>>

Tough old soldier battles new enemy: Suicide epidemic

Despite prevention efforts, U.S. military suicides rise

Military Suicides

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…>>>>>

A series many should visit and follow.

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

Traumatized Female Vets Face Uphill Battle

Veterans Administration, Geared to Men, Shortchanges Special Needs of Women

Kristine Wise (left) of Oceanside, Calif., had trouble getting respect from VA doctors when she returned from Iraq with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. She is shown here in Kuwait in 2003. (Courtesy Kristine Wise )

The first day Kristine Wise returned from eight months military service in Iraq, she knew something was wrong. Driving from San Diego to Bakersfield to see her brother, the road signs triggered flashbacks.

“One said ‘railroad,’ but instead I saw ‘roadside’ and in my mind a roadside bomb,” said Wise, who supplied parts to combat vehicles in the first wave of the war. “I would see ‘beware’ and my mind would see ‘Baghdad.’ I couldn’t explain it.” >>>>>

Veterans Courts are Only Part of What’s Needed

AIR DATE: March 3, 2010

Veterans Suspected of Crimes Swap Guilty Pleas for Rehabilitation

Transcript

TOM BEARDEN: Nic Gray was a sergeant with the 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was part of the Iraq troop surge in February 2007. >>>>>

Civilian Casulties – Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues

Over a million {*1,366,350 plus} 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 that Guilt!

January 2010***December 2009***November 2009***October 2009***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 $710,352,372,531++++ and continually counting!

As Of March 4 2010, There Are Over 80 Separate Site Pages w/5 ‘Silent Honor Rolls’ On 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 {they have been rebuilding their site so may not load}

Counting the War Dead, Daily

Michael White says he didn’t anticipate casualities continuing at this pace, or the toll his Web site would take on him.

As a hobby, he counts the war dead

Every day, White, 51, updates a Web site he launched in 2003, icasualties.org, to keep count of the dead: American troops, coalition troops, contractors and Iraqi civilians. He eventually began documenting deaths in Afghanistan as well….>>>>>



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

“Mission Accomplished!”

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

“What is the difference between an al Qaida terrorist and a misguided American terrorist?” “The planes they fly!”

“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”!

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

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  1. … may the world find a better way.  

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