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

Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez comes home for funeral

A hearse bearing the remains of 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez came to a halt in front of his father's house in Lawrence, the scene of a 14-month vigil as the family awaited word of his fate. A memorial shrine with floral arrangements and half-burned votive candles was on the sidewalk. (7-25-08)

Iraq


There have been 4,441 coalition deaths -- 4,127 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 August 1, 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 30,435 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Sgt. James A. McHale 31 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Fairfield, Missouri Died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on July 30, 2008, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, on July 22.

Tech. Sgt. Jackie L. Larsen 37 9th Reconnaissance Wing Tacoma, Washington Died of natural causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on July 17, 2008

Staff Sgt. David W. Textor 27 Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group Roanoke, Virginia Died of injuries suffered from a vehicle incident in Mosul, Iraq, on July 15, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Vrooman 28 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Sioux Falls, South Dakota Died of wounds when a homemade bomb exploded while his unit was conducting combat operations in Kn'an, Iraq, on July 15, 2008

Aviation Boatswain Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer Daniel R. Verbeke 25 Assigned to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Exton, Pennsylvania Died on July 14, 2008, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, of complications from injuries he suffered in a flight deck accident aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in December 2005

Staff Sgt. Danny P. Dupre 28 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Lockport, Louisiana Died from wound sustained while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on July 15, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Stevenson 20 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Newton, New Jersey Died from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq, on July 13, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Chevalier 35 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Flint, Michigan Died of wounds suffered when his patrol vehicle was struck by a grenade in Samarra, Iraq, on July 9, 2008

Spc. William L. McMillan III 22 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Lexington, Kentucky Died of wounds suffered when his patrol was struck by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 8, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Woodham 37 39th Brigade Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard Rogers, Arkansas Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident at Camp Adder in Tallil, Iraq, on July 5, 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

Afghanistan - The Still Forgotten War

There have been 899 coalition deaths -- 557 Americans, 6 Australians, 114 Britons, 88 Canadians, 3 Czech, 15 Danes, 16 Dutch, 3 Estonians, 1 Finn, 12 French, 22 Germans, 2 Hungarian, 11 Italians, 1 Lithuanian, 5 NATO/ISAF, 3 Norwegians, 5 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 7 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 23 Spaniards, 2 Swedes -- in the war on terror as of August 1, 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 2,257 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

July 2008

Spc. Seteria L. Brown 22 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade Orlando, Florida Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Sharana, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2008

Lance Cpl. Kenneth Michael Rowe 24 Royal Army Veterinary Corps attached to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment Newcastle, England Killed when his patrol came under small arms fire in the Sangin area of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 24, 2008

Cpl. Jason Stuart Barnes 25 Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers attached to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment Exeter, England Killed when the Vector ambulance vehicle he was driving hit a suspected roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 22, 2008

Pfc. Ivan I. Wilson 22 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Clearlake, California Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 21, 2008

1st Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst 25 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Onalaska, Wisconsin Died of wounds suffered when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in the Qalandar District of the Khost Province, Afghanistan, on July 20, 2008

Cpl. James Hayward Arnal 25 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Winnipeg, Canada Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in the Panjwayi district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2008

1st Lt. Jason D. Mann 29 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Woodlynne, New Jersey Died from a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2008

Pfc. Willington M. Rhoads 23 173rd Brigade Support Battalion Las Vegas, Nevada Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident in Bagram, Afghanistan, on July 16, 2008

Pfc. Sergio S. Abad 21 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Morganfield, Kentucky One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers 24 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Snellville, Georgia One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Jason M. Bogar 25 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Seattle, Washington One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom 24 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Hawaii One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Sgt. Israel Garcia 24 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Long Beach, California One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Jason D. Hovater 24 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Clinton, Tennessee One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips 27 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Jasper, Georgia One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey 22 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Haw River, North Carolina One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Master Sgt. Mitchell W. Young 39 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Jonesboro, Georgia Killed when the vehicle he was in struck a roadside bomb in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling 20 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Florissant, Missouri One of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

Capt. Krisztian Nemes 32 Assigned to Pol-e-Khomri Provincial Reconstruction Team Hungary Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while he and an Afghan police officer were exploring an area on a road to Kunduz where a roadside bomb had been reported in Baglan province, Afghanistan, on July 12, 2008

Sgt. Brian S. Leon Guerrero 34 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard Hagatna, Guam One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2008

Sgt. Samson A. Mora 28 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard Dededo, Guam One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, on July 10, 2008

Signaller Sean McCarthy 25 Special Air Service Regiment, Australian Army Pacific Pines, Australia Killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a patrol in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2008

Sgt. Douglas J. Bull 29 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during a mounted patrol in Chow Kay Valley, Afghanistan, on July 8, 2008

Pvt. Colin William Wilmot 24 1 Field Ambulance attached to 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Died at Kandahar Airfield of wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near a dismounted security patrol in Panjwayi district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 5, 2008

Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey N/A Military policeman assigned to 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn, Saskatchewan, Canada Found dead in a sleeping area at a Canadian base in the Persian Gulf region used as a staging area for Canadian airlifts to Afghanistan on July 4, 2008

1st Lt. Daniel Farkas 42 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Brooklyn, New York Died of injuries suffered from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 4, 2008

Spc. Estell L. Turner 43 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Sioux Falls, South Dakota Died July 2, 2008, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Malikheyl, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2008

PTSD spells MIA - Raising Awareness Through Music

As Victoria gently plays her harmonica, Wes strums a guitar and Sings {Lyrics}


Civilian Casulties - Iraq

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Over a million {*1,251,944} 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!

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 August 3 2008, There Are 88 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!!

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A cut from a recent e-mail received yesterday from an Army wife who's husband just deployed to Iraq last month. The incidents should trouble you, they do me, especially the first:

Six weeks ago, a 19 yr old stationed from Hood shot himself to death via webcam in front of his 19 year old wife (he is listed by the army as a "non-combat related casualty; small arms fire"). He was stationed at Camp Taji. On July 22, my husband calls me from Taji to inform me he can't shower because another soldier has been electrocuted to death in the shower. A few months ago, 4th ID announced it was raising funds to expand its soldier memorial on post for the THIRD time as its Division losses have been so great. 4th ID is, of course, on its 4th tour in Iraq. 1st Cav Division will be going back for the fourth or fifth time in six months (they just back in this past December when their tours were extended to 15 months). A soldier with TUMORS in his lungs that I am helping here at Ft. Hood was CLEARED as fit for duty for AFGHANISTAN even though he can't run or do push ups without passing out. (General Schoomaker has been informed of the situation and is now having this soldier re-evaluated.)

My America Doesn't Torture!

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

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 This???

My America Doesn't Torture!

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."