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

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There have been 4,398 coalition deaths -- 4,086 Americans, two Australians, 176 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, one Czech, seven Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Fijian, four Georgians, one Hungarian, 33 Italians, one Kazakh, one Korean, three Latvian, 22 Poles, three Romanians, five Salvadoran, four Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians -- in the war in Iraq as of June 2, 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 29,911 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Iraq

Spc. James M. Finley 21 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat TeamLebanon, Montana One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2008
Pvt. Andrew J. Shields 19 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Battleground, Washington One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2008
Cpl. Christian S. Cotner 20 Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary ForceWaterbury, Connecticut Died of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq on May 30, 2008
Sgt. 1st Class Jason F. Dene 37 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry DivisionCastleton, VermontDied on May 25, 2008, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 24, 2008
Sgt. Blake W. Evans 24 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Rockford, Illinois Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Al Jazeera Desert, Iraq, on May 25, 2008
Sgt. Frank J. Gasper 25 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group Merced, California Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Najaf, Iraq on May 25, 2008
Pfc. Kyle P. Norris 22 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Zanesville, Ohio Died on May 23, 2008, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during a patrol in Sakhr, Iraq, on May 22, 2008
Pvt. Branden P. Haunert 21 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Cincinnati, Ohio Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Tikrit, Iraq, on May 18, 2008
Pfc. Howard A. Jones, Jr. 35 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Chicago, Illinois Died of injuries sustained when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while on leave from the Iraq theater of operations in Chicago, Illinois, on May 18, 2008
Sgt. John K. Daggett 21 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Phoenix, Arizona Died in Halifax, Canada, on May 15, 2008, of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 1, 2008
Sgt. Victor M. Cota 33 Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division Tucson, Arizona Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Kadamiya, Iraq, on May 13, 2008
Cpl. Jessica A. Ellis 24 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Bend, Oregon Died of wounds suffered when her vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, 2008
Spc. Joseph A. Ford 23 1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana National Guard Knox, Indiana Died of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in Asad, Iraq, on May 10, 2008
Spc. Mary J. Jaenichen 20 Brigade Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Temecula, California Died of a non-combat related injury in Iskandariya, Iraq, on May 9, 2008
Spc. Alex D. Gonzalez 21 43rd Combat Engineer Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Mission, Texas Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Mosul, Iraq, on May 6, 2008
Pfc. Aaron J. Ward 19 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade San Jacinto, California Died of wounds suffered when his unit came under small arms fire while conducting cordon and search operations in Al Anbar, Iraq, on May 6, 2008
Lance Cpl. Casey L. Casanova 22 Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force McComb, Mississippi One of four Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Cpl. Miguel A. Guzman 21 Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Norwalk, California One of four Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Cpl. Zurab Gvenetadze Not available 13th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade Georgia One of two Georgian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee in Diyala province, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Pvt. Corey L. Hicks 22 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Glendale, Arizona Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple 21 Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Carroll, Ohio One of four Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Lt. Giorgi Margiev Not available 13th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade Georgia One of two Georgian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee in Diyala province, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Sgt. Glen E. Martinez 31 Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Boulder, Colorado One of four Marines killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on May 2, 2008
Spc. Jeffrey F. Nichols 21 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Granite Shoals, Texas Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 1, 2008

Afghanistan - The Forgotten War

There have been 816 coalition deaths -- 508 Americans, 5 Australians, 97 Britons, 83 Canadians, 3 Czech, 14 Danes, 16 Dutch, 3 Estonians, one Finn, 12 French, 22 Germans, 11 Italians, three Norwegians, three Poles, 3 Portuguese, 6 Romanians, one South Korean, 23 Spaniards, two Swedes -- in the war on terror as of June 3, 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 1,992 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon

May 2008

Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez 273rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces GroupLos Angeles, California Died of wounds suffered when he encountered small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Shewan, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2008
Pfc. Chad M. Trimble 29 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division West Covina, California Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb near Gardez, Afghanistan, on May 28, 2008
Spc. Justin L. Buxbaum 23 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade South Portland, Maine Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Kshamond, Afghanstian, on May 26, 2008
Spc. Christopher Gathercole 21 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Santa Rosa, California Died of wounds suffered from small-arms fire during combat operations in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on May 26, 2008
Spc. David L. Leimbach 38 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry, South Carolina Army National Guard Taylors, South Carolina Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades near Bala Baluk, Afghanistan on May 25, 2008
Sgt. Maj. Ivar Brok 30 Logistics support unit NSE-5 Estonia Died of injuries sustained in an accident that occured while he was unloading a truck at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 23, 2008
Sgt. Arunas Jarmalavicius 35 Grand Duchess Birute Motorized Infantry Battalion Lithuania Killed when gunfire broke out at an anti-U.S. protest near a military airfield in western Ghor province, Afghanistan, on May 22, 2008
Lt. Jeffrey A. Ammon 37 Commander Navy Region Northwest Orem, Utah Died as a result of injuries suffered when a homemade bomb detonated in the Aband District, Afghanistan on May 20, 2008
1st Lt. Jeffrey F. Deprimo 35 3rd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard Pittston, Pennsyvlania Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on May 20, 2008
Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moore 54 124th Wing, Idaho Air National Guard Boise, Idaho Died of natural causes in Djibouti on May 20, 2008
Cpl. William J. L. Cooper 22 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Eupora, Mississippi Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on May 19, 2008
Master Sgt. Davy N. Weaver 39 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Barnesville, Georgia Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Qalat, Afghanistan, on May 18, 2008
Pvt. Matthew W. Brown 20 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade Zelienople, Pennsylvania Died from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Asadabad, Afghanistan, on May 11, 2008
Pfc. Ara T. Deysie 18 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Parker, Arizona Died of wounds suffered when his unit came under rocket-propelled grenade fire in Paktia province, Afghanistan, on May 9, 2008
Sgt. Isaac Palomarez 26 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Loveland, Colorado Died of wounds suffered when his patrol encountered a roadside bomb and came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, on May 9, 2008
Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett 22 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Greenup, Kentucky One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Sabari District, Afghanistan, on May 7, 2008
Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Roberts 25 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Farmington, New Mexico One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Sabari District, Afghanistan, on May 7, 2008
Cpl. Michael Starker 36 15 Field Ambulance/td> Calgary, Canada Killed when his patrol came under enemy fire in the Pashmul region of Zharey district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on May 6, 2008/td>
Trooper Ratu Babakobau 29 D Squadron, Household Cavalry Regiment Fiji Killed when the vehicle he was traveling in suffered a minestrike while providing protection for a routine patrol in the Nowzad area of northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2008

Civilian Casulties - Iraq

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Over a million {*1,219,596} Iraqis are estimated to have been killed as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation. Learn More and Take Action»
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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!

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 June 3 2008, There Are 86 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!”

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

Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

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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