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Iraq, Rapidly becoming the Forgotten War!!
There have been 4,648 coalition deaths -- 4,331 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 July 31 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 seven employees of the U.S. Defense Department. At least 31,454 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Spc. Herberth A. Berrios-Campos 21 1st Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Bealeton, Virginia Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Salman Pak, Iraq, on July 24, 2009

Lance Cpl. Brandon T. Lara 20 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force New Braunfels, Texas Died while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on July 19, 2009

Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick 22 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard Woodbury, Minnesota One of three soldiers killed when insurgents fired mortar rounds at Contingency Operating Base Basra, about 20 miles outside Basra, Iraq, on July 16, 2009

Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV 27 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard   Cottage Grove, Minnesota One of three soldiers killed when insurgents fired mortar rounds at Contingency Operating Base Basra, about 20 miles outside Basra, Iraq, on July 16, 2009

Spc. James D. Wertish 20 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard Olivia, Minnesota One of three soldiers killed when insurgents fired mortar rounds at Contingency Operating Base Basra, about 20 miles outside Basra, Iraq, on July 16, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer Rodney A. Jarvis 34 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Akron, Ohio Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 13, 2009

Pvt. Lucas M. Bregg 19 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Wright City, Missouri Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 8, 2009

MIA in Iraq, Remains Found 18yrs. Later

Remains of pilot missing 18 years in Iraq foundAP – This image provided by the U.S. Navy is an Oct. 11, 2002 photo of Navy Capt. Michael 'Scott' Speicher, ...

The remains of the first American lost in the Persian Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said Sunday, after struggling for nearly two decades with the question of whether he was dead or alive.

The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology has positively identified the remains of Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher, whose disappearance has bedeviled investigators since his jet was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the 1991 war..................

Military Video 7months ago.........

Missing Navy Pilot: January 05, 2009

This is the Washintgton Post writeup

Military Links

This is the Defense Link

And

This is the Navy Link and Writeup

RIP Now Brother Navy, Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher

The above good news follows a few days after this:

39 years later, Australia finds last Vietnam War missing
The officer in charge of Operation Magpies Return, wing commander Michael Warby (L), assisted by Vietnamese workers, sieves soil at the crash site.

An Australian search team has found the remains of the country's last two missing Vietnam War servicemen, 39 years after their aircraft crashed into a thick jungle, officials said Thursday............

While we still have many of our brothers still missing in our occupation of the failed policies of the past!

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.

Not A "SuperStar"........July 12, 2009

Afghanistan - and The Third Front Pakistan!!
There have been 1266 coalition deaths -- 756 Americans, 11 Australians, 191 Britons, 125 Canadians, 3 Czech, 24 Danes, 19 Dutch, 4 Estonians, 1 Finn, 26 French, 30 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 14 Italians, 3 Latvian, 1 Lithuanian,  4 Norwegians, 9 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 11 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 25 Spaniards, 2 Swedes, 2 Turks -- in the war on terror as of July 31 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 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.

Pvt. Gerrick D. Smith 19 Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard Sullivan, Illinois Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Herat, Afghanistan, on July 29, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas M. Vose 38 Operational Detachment Alpha 0114, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group  Concrete, Washington Killed by intense direct small arms fire during combat operations in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on July 29, 2009

Warrant Officer Class 2 Sean Upton 35 53 Battery, 5th Regiment, Royal Artillery Nottinghamshire, England  Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in Sangin district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 27, 2009

Trooper Phillip Lawrence 22 C Squadron, The Light Dragoons Birkenhead, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Scimitar combat reconnaissance vehicle during a patrol in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 27, 2009

Bombardier Craig Hopson 24 38 Battery, 40th Regiment, Royal Artillery Castleford, West Yorkshire, England Killed when his Jackal vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a patrol in the Babaji area of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2009

Pfc. Donald W. Vincent 26 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Gainesville, Florida Died of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2009

Spc. Justin D. Coleman 21 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Spring Hill, Florida Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, on July 24, 2009

Sgt. Ryan H. Lane 25 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Died of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2009

Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher 27 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Oneida, New York One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2009

Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos 21 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2009

Guardsman Christopher King 20  1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards Birkenhead, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 22, 2009

Spc. Randy L. J. Neff Jr. 22 4th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade Blackfoot, Idaho One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on July 22, 2009

Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer 24 4th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade Rochester, Pennsylvania One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on July 22, 2009

Spc. Raymundo P. Morales 34 148th Brigade Support Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard   Dalton, Georgia Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in Methar Lam, Afghanistan, on July 21, 2009

Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot 20 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division   Riverdale, Georgia One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle after an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2009

Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr. 24 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Garland, Texas One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle after an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2009

Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt 34 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Duncan, Oklahoma One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle after an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2009

Spc. Andrew J. Roughton 21 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Houston, Texas One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle after an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2009

Capt. Daniel Shepherd 28 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps Lincoln, England Killed while trying to disable a roadside bomb in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2009

Cpl. Joseph Etchells 22 Company A, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Mossley, England Killed when a homemade bomb detonated during a foot patrol near Sangin in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 19, 2009

Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp 21 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Rosemount, Minnesota Died on July 18, 2009 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Pvt. Benjamin Ranaudo 22 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment Melbourne, Australia Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a cordon-and-search operation north of Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2009

Rifleman Aminiasi Toge 26 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Suva, Fiji Killed as a result of an explosion that happened during a foot patrol close to Forward Operating Base Keenan, near Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 16, 2009

Capt. Thomas J. Gramith 27 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing Eagan, Minnesota One of two airmen killed when their F-15E Strike Eagle crashed near Ghazni, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2009

Capt. Mark R. McDowell 26 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing Colorado Springs, Colorado One of two airmen killed when their F-15E Strike Eagle crashed near Ghazni, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2009

Pvt. Sebastien Courcy 26 2nd Battalion, 22nd Royal Regiment St. Hyacinthe, Canada Killed in action in the Panjwayi district roughly 10.5 miles (17 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 16, 2009

1st Cpl. Maj. Alessandro Di Lisio 25 187 Paracadutisti Reggimento, Paracadutisti Brigata Folgore(187th Paratroop Regiment, Paratroop Brigade Folgore) Campobasso, Italy Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his patrol about 31 miles (50 km) northeast of Farah, Afghanistan, on July 14, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Fabrizi 29 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Seffner, Florida Died of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in Konar province, Afghanistan on July 14, 2009

Sgt. Michael W. Heede Jr. 22 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force   Delta, Pennsylvania One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2009

Staff Sgt. David S. Spicer 33 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Zanesfield, Ohio One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2009

Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom 27 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Flagstaff, Arizona Died of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol using small-arms and indirect fire near Barge Matal, Afghanistan, on July 12, 2009

Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barboza Flores 27 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Glendale, California One of two Marines killed while suppporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 11, 2009

Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield 36 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Axton, Virginia One of two Marines killed while suppporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 11, 2009

Rifleman William Aldridge 18 Company C, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Bromyard in Herefordshire, England One of five British soldiers killed when a homemade bomb detonated near their foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Rifleman James Backhouse 18 Company C, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Castleford, Yorkshire, England One of five British soldiers killed when a homemade bomb detonated near their foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Cpl. Jonathan Horne 28 Company C, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Walsall, England One of five British soldiers killed when a homemade bomb detonated near their foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Cpl. Matthew R. Lembke 22 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Tualatin, Oregon Died on July 10, 2009, of wounds sustained on June 24, 2009, during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Rifleman Joseph Murphy 18 Company C, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, England One of five British soldiers killed when a homemade bomb detonated near their foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Cpl. Lee Scott 26 Egypt Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment Kings Lynn, England Killed during an explosion just north of Nad Ali in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Rifleman Daniel Simpson 20 Company C, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Croydon, England One of five British soldiers killed when a homemade bomb detonated near their foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2009

Pvt. John Brackpool 27 Prince of Wales' Company, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Crawley, West Sussex, England Killed when he was shot while on sentry duty on a compound that had recently been secured as part of Operation Panther's Claw near Char-e-Anjir, just outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2009

Spc. Joshua R. Farris 22 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division   La Grange, Texas Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2009

Rifleman Daniel Hume 22 4th Battalion, The Rifles Maidenhead, England Killed in a contact explosion during a foot patrol near Nad e-Ali in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2009

Lance Cpl. Roger G. Hager 20 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Gibsonville, North Carolina One of two Marines killed during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 8, 2009

Master Sgt. John E. Hayes 36 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Middleburg, Florida One of two Marines killed during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 8, 2009

Spc. Christopher M. Talbert 24 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard Galesburg, Illinois Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Shindad, Afghanistan, on July 7, 2009

Master Cpl. Patrice Audet 38 430e Escadron tactique d'hélicoptères (430th Tactical Helicopter Squadron) Canada One of two Canadian soldiers killed along with a British soldier when their CH-146 Griffon helicopter crashed during take-off at a forward operating base in Tarnak Va Jaldak, Zabul province, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Sgt. Brock H. Chavers 25 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Infantry Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Bulloch, Georgia One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Konduz, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Capt. Mark A. Garner 30 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center  North Carolina Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Argandab District, Afghanistan, on July 6 2009

Pfc. Nicolas H. J. Gideon 20 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Murrieta, California Died July 6, 2006, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered earlier that day in Paktya, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires

Spc. Chester W. Hosford 35 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard Hastings, Minnesota One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Konduz, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Cpl. Martin Joannette 25 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment (3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment) Canada One of two Canadian soldiers killed along with a British soldier when their CH-146 Griffon helicopter crashed during take-off at a forward operating base in Tarnak Va Jaldak, Zabul province, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Spc. Issac L. Johnson 24 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Brigade Infantry Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Columbus, Georgia One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Konduz, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Michael Randolph 22 Assigned to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan Henryetta, Oklahoma Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his convoy in northern Afghanistan on July 6, 2009

2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams 41 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard Glenwood, Illinois  One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Konduz, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Lance Cpl. Dane Elson 22 Support Company, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Bridgend, Wales Killed when a roadside bomb exploded after clearing enemy positions south of Malgir in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 5, 2009

Master Cpl. Charles-Philippe Michaud 28 2nd Batallion, Royal 22e Régiment (2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment)  Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada Died on July 5, 2009, at a hospital in Quebec, Canada, of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol in Panjwayi district, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2009

Pfc. Justin A. Casillas 19 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Dunnigan, California One of two soldiers killed when insurgents attacked Combat Outpost Zerok with small arms and indirect fire in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2009

Lance Cpl. David Dennis 29 Command Troop, D Squadron, The Light Dragoons Llanelli, Wales Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during an operation to improve security north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2009

Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn 20 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Aberdeen, Washington One of two soldiers killed when insurgents attacked Combat Outpost Zerok with small arms and indirect fire in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2009

Pvt. Robert Laws 18 Company B, 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England Killed when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade attack during an operation to improve security north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2009

Cpl. Nicholas Bulger 30 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Peterborough, Ontario Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his armored vehicle during a patrol in the Zhari district southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 3, 2009

Lance Cpl. Charles S. Sharp 20 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Adairsville, Georgia Killed in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in Garmsir district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 2, 2009

Trooper Joshua Hammond 18 Egypt Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment Plymouth, England One of two British soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated under their Viking armored vehicle traveling in a resupply convoy near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 1, 2009

Lt. Col. Rupert Thorneloe 39 Commanding officer, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Kirtlington, England One of two British soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated under their Viking armored vehicle traveling in a resupply convoy near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 1, 2009

Capt. Ben Babington-Browne 27 22 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers   Maidstone, England Killed along with two Canadian soldiers when their CH-146 Griffon helicopter crashed during take-off at Forward Operating Base Mescall in Tarnak Va Jaldak, Zabul province, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2009

Spc. Gregory J. Missman 36 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Batavia, Ohio Died in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained elsewhere in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire on July 8, 2009

Sgt. Michael C. Roy 25 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Advisor Group North Fort Myers, Florida Died while supporting combat operations in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, on July 8, 2009

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Darren Ethan Tate 21 Deployed as an individual augmentee to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan   Canyon, Texas   Died of non-hostile causes at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on July 8, 2009

Trooper Christopher Whiteside 20 Emsdorf Troop, The Light Dragoons Blackpool, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a patrol near Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 7, 2009

This Soldier was listed with the Afghan Soldiers who have Fallen though not in Afghanistan but a part of the so called War on Terror and OIF/OEF Forces:

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Andrew Scott Charpentier 21 Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Great Falls, Montana Died on July 23, 2009, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, from a non-combat related illness incurred while assigned to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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.

Spike in army vet suicides calls for changes
The dual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to a variety of international and national glitches, many of which were predicted before the wars even began. However, one of the more unanticipated consequences has been a sharp increase in military suicides.

John Violanti, a UB research professor and Vietnam War veteran, is currently preparing a study to change the way army veterans' mental health is examined. Violanti hopes that the U.S. Army will use the study's method on 3,600 soldiers returning from war in August, in order help to reduce and keep down the recent spike in suicides among the veterans..>>>>

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»
*Estimate, click for explaination

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To

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
Filetype: PDF (116k)

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

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 $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 August 2, 2009, There Are 94 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!!

Originally posted to jimstaro on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 10:29 AM PDT.

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