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

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Dover 'Old Guard' team shoulders heavy burden

Iraq, Rapidly becoming the Forgotten War!! There have been 4,628 coalition deaths -- 4,311 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 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 June 4 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 31,327 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Spc. Marko M. Samson 30 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Columbus, Ohio Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident in Tikrit, Iraq, on May 31, 2009

Pfc. Samuel D. Stone 20 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment Port Orchard, Washington Died of injuries suffered during a non-combat related vehicle roll-over in Tallil, Iraq, on May 30, 2009

Pvt. Bradley W. Iorio 19 Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Galloway, New Jersey Died on May 29, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident May 27 in Tallil, Iraq

Pvt. Thomas E. Lee, III 20 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Dalton, Georgia Died of wounds after a bomb struck his vehicle in Mosul, Iraq, on May 29, 2009

Spc. Chad A. Edmundson 20 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard Williamsburg, Pennsylvania Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his unit while on a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 27, 2009

Maged M. Hussein 43 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cairo, Egypt Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq, on May 25, 2009

Cmdr. Duane G. Wolfe 54 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Region Division Port Hueneme, California Died of injuries suffered as a result of an attack on his convoy southeast of Fallujah, Iraq, on May 25, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Naseman 36 108th Forward Support Company attached to 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin Army National Guard New Bremen, Ohio Died of a non-combat related incident in Taji, Iraq, on May 22, 2009

1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard 28 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard Mount Airy, North Carolina One of three soldiers killed when their unit was attacked while on dismounted patrol by enemy forces using roadside bombs near Baghdad, Iraq, on May 21, 2009

Sgt. Paul F. Brooks 34 935th Aviation Support Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard Joplin, Missouri One of three soldiers killed when their unit was attacked while on dismounted patrol by enemy forces using roadside bombs near Baghdad, Iraq, on May 21, 2009

Maj. Jason E. George 38 Army Reservist assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard Tehachapi, California One of three soldiers killed when their unit was attacked while on dismounted patrol by enemy forces using roadside bombs near Baghdad, Iraq, on May 21, 2009

Spc. David A. Schaefer Jr. 27 21st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Belleville, Illinois Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his unit in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 16, 2009

Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee 21 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Fredericksburg, Virginia Killed by small arms fire when his unit came in contact with enemy forces during an operation to eliminate a weapons facilitator and a suicide vest cell known to be operating in central Iraq on May 13, 2009

Spc. Jacob D. Barton 20 277th Engineer Company, 420th Engineer Brigade Lenox, Missouri One of five U.S. troops who died of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, 2009. Maj. Gen. David Perkins, a military spokesman, said Army Sgt. John M. Russell allegedly shot the five U.S. troops. Russell has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos 25 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Paterson, New Jersey One of five U.S. troops who died of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, 2009. Maj. Gen. David Perkins, a military spokesman, said Army Sgt. John M. Russell allegedly shot the five U.S. troops. Russell has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Maj. Matthew P. Houseal 54 55th Medical Company Amarillo, Texas One of five U.S. troops who died of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, 2009. Maj. Gen. David Perkins, a military spokesman, said Army Sgt. John M. Russell allegedly shot the five U.S. troops. Russell has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Commander Charles K. Springle 52 55th Medical Company Wilmington, North Carolina One of five U.S. troops who died of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, 2009. Maj. Gen. David Perkins, a military spokesman, said Army Sgt. John M. Russell allegedly shot the five U.S. troops. Russell has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr. 19 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Federalsburg, Maryland One of five U.S. troops who died of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, 2009. Maj. Gen. David Perkins, a military spokesman, said Army Sgt. John M. Russell allegedly shot the five U.S. troops. Russell has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Maj. Steven Hutchison 60 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Scottsdale, Arizona Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in al Farr, Iraq, on May 10, 2009

Spc. Omar M. Albrak 21 Headquarters, Multi-National Forces Iraq Chicago, Illinois Died of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 9, 2009

Staff Sgt. Randy S. Agno 29 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Pearl City, Hawaii Died on May 8, 2009 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Olsen in Samarra, Iraq

Pvt. Justin P. Hartford 21 699th Maintenance Company, Corps Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade Elmira, New York Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on May 8, 2009

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey L. Weiner 32 Navy corpsman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Louisville, Kentucky Killed during a firefight with insurgents in western Iraq on May 7, 2005

Spc. Shawn D. Sykes 28 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Portsmouth, Virginia Died May 7, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered from an accident that occurred May 5 at Combat Outpost Crazy Horse, Iraq

Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery 24 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Portola, California One of two soldiers who died of wounds sustained after they were shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq, on May 2, 2009

Spc. Jake R. Velloza 22 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Inverness, California One of two soldiers who died of wounds sustained after they were shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq, on May 2, 2009

POW/MIA: One U.S. soldiers is currently listed as captured or Duty Status -- Whereabouts Unknown as of May 5, 2009. The list below reflects the names officially listed as Prisoners of War or Duty Status -- Whereabouts Unknown by the Pentagon.

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

Afghanistan - and The Third Front Pakistan!! There have been 1159 coalition deaths -- 690 Americans, 10 Australians, 166 Britons, 118 Canadians, 3 Czech, 21 Danes, 19 Dutch, 3 Estonians, 1 Finn, 26 French, 27 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 13 Italians, 3 Latvian, 1 Lithuanian, 4 Norwegians, 9 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 11 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 25 Spaniards, 2 Swedes, 2 NATO/ISAF -- in the war on terror as of June 4 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 2,937 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

Lance Cpl. Matthew G. Reza 27 Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Austin, Texas Died in a non-hostile incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan on May 31, 2009

Lance Cpl. Kieron Hill 20 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) Nottingham, England Died as a result of an explosion that happened during an operation near Garmsir in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 28, 2009

Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman 21 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Indianapolis, Indiana One of two airmed killed by a roadside bomb near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on May 26, 2009

Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II 39 Joint Staff, Pentagon Houston, Texas One of two airmed killed by a roadside bomb near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on May 26, 2009

Army 1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe 33 426th Civil Affairs Battalion Summers, Arkansas Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan, on May 26, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole 38 1st Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division Reedsville, West Virginia Died when his helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing near Tarin Kwot in Uruzgan province Afghanistan, on May 22, 2009

Lance Cpl. Robert Martin Richards 24 3rd Armoured Support Troop, Armoured Support Group, Royal Marines Betws-y-Coed, North Wales Died in Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England, on May 27, 2009, from wounds sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Nad e-Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 22, 2009

Fusilier Petero Suesue 28 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Levuka, Fiji Killed by gunfire while on a foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 22, 2009

1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte 25 Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces Command St. Louis, Missouri Died of wounds suffered from a roadside bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 20, 2009

Sgt. Carlie M. Lee, III 23 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Birmingham, Alabama One of two soldiers killed when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Chak, Afghanistan, on May 15, 2009

Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez 25 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division La Puente, California One of two soldiers killed when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Chak, Afghanistan, on May 15, 2009

Marine Jason Mackie 21 3rd Armored Support Troop, Armored Support Group, Royal Marines Bampton, Oxfordshire, England Killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Basharan area of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 14, 2009

Lt. Mark Evison 26 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards London, England Died on May 12, 2009, at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, England, of wounds received when he was shot while leading a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 9, 2009

Spc. Lukasz D. Saczek 23 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard Lake in the Hills, Illinois Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident on May 10, 2009

Cpl. Sean Binnie 22 The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Belfast, Northern Ireland Killed during a fire fight with insurgents near Musa Qaleh in Helmand province, on May 7, 2009

Cpl. Kumar Pun 31 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles Parbat district, Nepal One of two British soldiers killed when a sucide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Gereshk, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 7, 2009

Sergeant Ben Ross 34 173 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment, Royal Military Police Bangor, Wales One of two British soldiers killed when a sucide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Gereshk, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 7, 2009

Rifleman Adrian Sheldon 25 Company B, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Kirkby-in-Ashfield, England Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Jackal vehicle near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 7, 2009

Spec. Ryan C. King 22 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Dallas, Georgia One of three soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their unit using direct fire near the village of Nishagam, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on May 1, 2009.

Sgt. James D. Pirtle 21 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Colorado Springs, Colorado One of three soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their unit using direct fire near the village of Nishagam, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on May 1, 2009.

Staff Sgt. William D. Vile 27 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Philadelphia, Pennsylvania One of three soldiers killed when insurgents attacked their unit using direct fire near the village of Nishagam, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on May 1, 2009.

The Hidden Casualties Of War: Suicide

 

General Battles Military Suicides

Gen. Mark Graham Overcomes Twin Tragedies to Lead Military-Wide Battle Using Slogan, 'Land of the Free Because of the Brave'

 

The devastating losses of his sons to suicide and a roadside bomb just months apart have been his impetus to lead the military's battle against suicide.

 

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..>>>>

Civilian Casulties - Iraq

Just Foreign Policy Issues Over a million {*1,320,110} Iraqis are estimated to have been killed as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation. Learn More and Take Action» *Estimate, click for explaination

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John Hopkins School of Public Health { October 11, 2006 report } puts the count at 650,000, with a range from 400,000 to 900,000.

Exact Count of Civilian Casulties may never be known, as is the case in every conflict, especially an Invasion by another Country. For it is the Innocent Civilians and those Defending their Countries {of which All would be counted if this land were ever invaded} who suffer the most, during and long after!

Iraq Refugees UNHCR: UNHCR Global Appeal 2008-2009 - Iraq Situation Filetype: PDF (116k)

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

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 $675,171,205,894++++ 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 June 4th 2009, There Are 92 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

I'm Still Tortured by What I Saw in Iraq Matthew Alexander who is writing under a pseudonym for security reasons

 

I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The large majority of suicide bombings in Iraq are still carried out by these foreigners. They are also involved in most of the attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. It's no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse. The number of U.S. soldiers who have died because of our torture policy will never be definitively known, but it is fair to say that it is close to the number of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me -- unless you don't count American soldiers as Americans.

MSNBC Countdown Video Commentary

 

Americans, including officers like myself, must fight to protect our values not only from al-Qaeda but also from those within our own country who would erode them. Other interrogators are also speaking out, including some former members of the military, the FBI and the CIA who met last summer to condemn torture and have spoken before Congress -- at considerable personal risk. We're told that our only options are to persist in carrying out torture or to face another terrorist attack. But there truly is a better way to carry out interrogations -- and a way to get out of this false choice between torture and terror.

"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

"If we'd been born where they were born and taught what they were taught, we would believe what they believe." A sign inside a church in Northern Ireland, explaining the origin of intolerance and hate

"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

"If ever forgetful of her past and present glory, she will cease to be the land of the free and the home of the brave." Francis Scott Key 1874

"Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, 'the greatest,' but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is." Sydney J. Harris

" What does it matter to the dead, the orphan, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" - Mohandas K. Gandhi

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. Noam Chomsky The Failed Policies will Haunt Us and the World for Decades!!

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