HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military KIA, Iraq/Afganistan – August 2008

Iraq


There have been 4,468 coalition deaths -- 4,154 Americans, 2 Australians, 1 Azerbaijani, 176 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 September 5, 2008, 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 30,568 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Spc. Michael L. Gonzalez 20 340th Military Police Company, Army Reserve Spotswood, New Jersey Died of wounds caused by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 28, 2008

Spc. Jorge L. Feliz Nieve 26 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Queens Village, New York Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle incident in Mosul, Iraq, on August 28, 2008

Sgt. David K. Cooper 25 Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Williamsburg, Kentucky Died of wounds suffered when his dismounted patrol came under small arms fire in Qadasiyah, Iraq, on August 27, 2008

Spc. Carlo E. Alfonso 23 40th Engineer Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Spokane, Washington Died of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Sadr City, Iraq, on August 26, 2008

Spc. Steven J. Fitzmorris 26 Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Columbia, Missouri Died of wounds suffered from enemy fire while on a dismounted patrol in Admaniya, Iraq, on August 25, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel 40 370th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade Greenwood, Mississippi Died of wounds suffered when the base came under mortar attack at Forward Operating Base Gary Owen, Iraq, on August 19, 2008

Lance Cpl. Travis M. Stottlemyer 20 3rd Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company, Marine Corps Security Forces Hatfield, Pennyslvania Died as a result of a non-hostile incident in Manama, Bahrain, on August 17, 2008

Pvt. Janelle F. King 23 115th Combat Support Hospital Merced, California Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 14, 2008

Pfc. Daniel A. C. McGuire 19 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Mashpee, Massachusetts Died while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 14, 2008

Sgt. Michael H. Ferschke Jr. 22 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Maryville, Tennessee Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 13, 2008

Cpl. James M. Hale 23 978th Military Police Company Naperville, Illinois Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 13, 2008

Sgt. Kenneth B. Gibson 25 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Christiansburg, Virginia Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his position during dismounted operations in Tarmiya, Iraq, on August 10, 2008

Sgt. Jose E. Ulloa 23 515th Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion New York, New York Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his position during dismounted operations in Tarmiya, Iraq, on August 10, 2008

Master Sgt. Danny E. Maybin 47 Headquarters, U.S. Forces Command Columbia, South Carolina Died as the result of a non-combat related incident at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on August 7, 2008

Cpl. Adam T. McKiski 21 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Cherry Valley, Illinois One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 7, 2008

Cpl. Stewart S. Trejo 25 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Whitefish, Montana One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 7, 2008

Sgt. Gary M. Henry 34 38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard Indianapolis, Indiana One of two soldiers killed when debris from a roadside bomb explosion on an overpass fell onto their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 4, 2008

Pvt. Timothy J. Hutton 21 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade Dillon, Montana Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 4, 2008

Spc. Jonathan D. Menke 22 38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard Madison, Indiana One of two soldiers killed when debris from a roadside bomb explosion on an overpass fell onto their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 4, 2008

Spc. Ronald A. Schmidt 18 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard Newton, Kansas Died on August 3, 2008, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Ashraf, Iraq, on August 2

Pfc. Jennifer L. Cole 34 426th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division American Canyon, California Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Bayji, Iraq, on August 2, 2008

Spc. Kevin R. Dickson 21 Group Service Support Company, Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group Steelville, Missouri Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Balad, Iraq, on August 2, 2008

Sgt. Brian K. Miller 37 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana Army National Guard Pendleton, Indiana Died of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in Abd Allah, Iraq, on August 2, 2008

POW/MIA - Iraq

One U.S. soldier is currently listed as captured as of July 13, 2008. 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

Military and Veterans Suicides

Article from February 3, 2008

Article from September 5, 2008

Afghanistan - The Still Forgotten War - Growing More Dangerous by the Day

There have been 944 coalition deaths -- 579 Americans, 6 Australians, 116 Britons, 96 Canadians, 3 Czech, 16 Danes, 16 Dutch, 3 Estonians, 1 Finn, 22 French, 23 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 11 Italians, 1 Lithuanian, 3 NATO/ISAF, 3 Norwegians, 8 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 7 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 23 Spaniards, 2 Swedes -- in the war on terror as of September 5, 2008, 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 2,409 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

August 2008

Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Harris 36 Naval Special Warfare Development Group Lexington, North Carolina Died of injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan on August 30, 2008

Pfc Tan Q. Ngo 20 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Beaverton, Oregon Died on August 27, 2008 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Zabul province, Afghanistan, when his mounted patrol received small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire

Sgt. 1st Class Henrik C. Christiansen 29 The Royal Life Guards, Royal Danish Army Denmark Died of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb while traveling in a convoy to Forward Operating Base Attal in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 25, 2008

Staff Sgt. Brian E. Studer 28 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade Ramsey, Minnesota Killed when the homemade bomb he was attempting to deactivate detonated in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on August 22, 2008

Cpl. Pawel Brodzikowski 25 2nd Mazowiecka Sapper Brigade Poland One of three Polish soldiers killed when their Humvee struck a roadside bomb during a combat patrol operation 12.5 miles (20 km) outside Ghazni, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Sgt. Shawn Allen Eades 33 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment Hamilton, Ontario, Canada One of three Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle during a patrol on Highway 1 in Zharey District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet 26 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Rising Sun, Maryland Died of undetermined causes while conducting a patrol at Combat Outpost Vegas, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Sapper Stephan John Stock 25 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada One of three Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle during a patrol on Highway 1 in Zharey District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Sgt. Waldemar Sujdak 28 2nd Mazowiecka Sapper Brigade Poland One of three Polish soldiers killed when their Humvee struck a roadside bomb during a combat patrol operation 12.5 miles (20 km) outside Ghazni, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Cpl. Pawel Szwed 27 2nd Mazowiecka Sapper Brigade Poland One of three Polish soldiers killed when their Humvee struck a roadside bomb during a combat patrol operation 12.5 miles (20 km) outside Ghazni, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr.36 A cavalry scout serving on a Military Transition Team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Marrero, Louisiana Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during a patrol in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Cpl. Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden N/A 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada One of three Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle during a patrol on Highway 1 in Zharey District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2008

Pfc. Melam Baouma 22 Régiment de Marche du Tchad (March Regiment of Chad) Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Cpl. Damien Buil 31 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Cambounet-on-Sor, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Pfc. Kevin Chassaing 19 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Couthures-sur-Garonne, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Staff Sgt. Sébastien Devez 29 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Castres, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Pfc. Damien Gaillet 20 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Caen, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Cpl. Nicolas Gregoire 25 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Hauts de Seine, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Pfc. Julien Le Pahun 19 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Montévrain, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Cpl. Rodolphe Penon 40 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Perpignan, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Pfc. Anthony Riviere 22 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Réunion, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Pfc. Alexis Taani 20 8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine (8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) Hautes-Alpes, France One of 10 French soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed by about 100 Taliban fighters in Kabul province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2008

Cpl. Barry Dempsey 29 The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland Ayrshire, Scotland Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a dismounted patrol in the Gereshk area of Helmand province, Afghanistan on August 18, 2008

Pfc. Jonathan L. Luscher 20 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard Scranton, Pennsylvania Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2008

Staff Sgt. Kristopher D. Rodgers 29 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Sturgis, Michigan Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Korengal, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2008

1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile 29 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oxford, Mississippi One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb and then received small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2008

Pfc. Paul E. Conlon Jr. 21 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Somerville, Massachusetts One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb and then received small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2008

Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez-Castaneda 19 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Mesa, Arizona One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on August 14, 2008

Cpl. Anthony G. Mihalo 23 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force2 Naperville, Illinois One of two Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on August 14, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jacob J. Toves 27 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Grover Beach, California Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand, Province, Afghanistan, on August 14, 2008

Signaller Wayne Bland 21 Motor Transport Troop, Support Squadron, 16 Signal Regiment Leeds, England Killed when a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of British vehicles on patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2008

Master Cpl. Erin Doyle 32 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Kamloops, Canada Killed when insurgents attacked his combat outpost with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2008

Pvt. John A. Mattox 23 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Daingerfield, Texas Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan, on August 10, 2008. The incident is under investigation.

Master Cpl. Joshua Brian Roberts N/A Company C, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Saskatoon, Canada Died of injuries sustained in an engagement involving coalition forces, insurgents and security personnel from a civilian convoy in the Zharey district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 9, 2008. The incident is under investigation.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony M. Carbullido 25 Assigned to the Naval Hospital Corps School Agat, Guam Died from injuries suffered when his convoy vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Sangatesh, Afghanistan, on August 8, 2008

Sgt. Errol M. James 29 527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion St. Croix, Virgin Islands Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, on August 4, 2008

Capt. Garrett T. Lawton 31 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Charleston, West Virginia Died during combat operations in Herat province, Afghanistan, on August 4, 2008

Sgt. Jaime Gonzalez Jr. 40 436th Chemical Company, Texas Army National Guard Austin, Texas Died of injuries suffered when his vehicle encountered a mine in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 3, 2008

Pfc. David J. Badie 23 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Rockford, Illinois One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2008

Sgt. Ryan P. Baumann 24 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Great Mills, Maryland Died of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb on Route Alaska, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2008

Pvt. Jair De Jesus Garcia 29 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Chatsworth, California One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2008

2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano 23 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Pennsylvania One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2008

Spc. William J. Mulvihill 20 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Leavenworth, Kansas One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2008

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Civilian Casulties - Iraq

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Over a million {*1,255,026} 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
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All the Deaths, Maimings and Destruction are the Blood on All Our Hands, No One can escape the Guilt!

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

You can view other Honor Rolls of the Fallen I have posted on my site {links above}, or from the CNN link at top and the other sources that you might use or know about.


As Of September 6 2008, There Are 89 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.

A Nations Security Does Not Mean A Nation Sets An Example Of Creating More Hatreds And Enemies By

    'Wars Of Choice'

, Nor By Installing And Supporting Dictators, It Leads By The Example Of Peace And Prevention, Especially As A Democracy, Gaining Friends And Supporters, And Defends With Force Only When All Other Options Are Exhausted


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

If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Those who take some sort of relief in the "We are fighting them over there so we won't be fighting them here!", Better Rethink their Future, or rather their Childrens Future!!

"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

" 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

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

Added 8-3-08, Jones, from 'Freedom Fries' to Understanding Reality!

Bill would open military funerals to media

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., said Friday that legislation he co-sponsored this week would highlight the sacrifices made by members of the military.


And To Think We, the United States, Need A Congressional Bill For The Above???

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