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

Promoted. Originally posted 2009-07-04 10:16:58 -0400. -- GH

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Iraq, Rapidly becoming the Forgotten War!! There have been 4,641 coalition deaths -- 4,324 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 31,354 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr. 36 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard Jacksonville, North Carolina One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 29, 2009

Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh 30 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard Newport, North Carolina One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 29, 2009

Spc. Robert L. Bittiker 39 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard Jacksonville, North Carolina One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 29, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer 39 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard Wilmington, North Carolina One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 29, 2009

Sgt. Timothy A. David 28 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Gladwin, Michigan Died of wounds suffered earlier in Sadr City, Iraq, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 28, 2009

Spc. Joshua L. Hazlewood 22 614th Automated Cargo Documentation Detachment, Army Reserve Manvel, Texas Died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Arifjan, Kuwait, on June 25, 2009

Spc. Casey L. Hills 23 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Army Reserve Salem, Illinois Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over in Iraq on June 25, 2009

Spc. Chancellor A. Keesling 25 961st Engineer Company, Army Reserve Indianapolis, Indiana Died of a non-combat related incidentin Baghdad, Iraq, on June 19, 2009

Capt. Kafele H. Sims 32 18th Engineer Brigade Los Angeles, California Died of a non-combat related incident in Mosul, Iraq, on June 16, 2009

Sgt. Joshua W. Soto 25 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division San Angelo, Texas Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Iraq on June 16, 2009

Staff Sgt. Edmond L. Lo 23 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion Salem, New Hampshire Killed when a roadside bomb that his explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was acting to neutralize detonated in Samarra City, Iraq, on June 13, 2009

Lance Cpl. Robert D. Ulmer 22 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Landisville, Pennsylvania Died as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq, on June 5, 2009

Spc. Christopher M. Kurth 23 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Alamogordo, New Mexico Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade in Kirkuk, Iraq, on June 4, 2009

Spc. Charles D. Parrish 23 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade Jasper, Alabama Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank greande in Jalula, Iraq, on June 4, 2009

Sgt. Justin J. Duffy 31 Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Cozad, Nebraska Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 2, 2009

POW/MIA: Two U.S. soldiers are currently listed as captured or Duty Status -- Whereabouts Unknown as of July 4th, 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.

 

Taliban kidnap US soldier in Afghanistan In an unprecedented move, insurgents abduct an American soldier in troubled eastern Afghanistan where coalition troops have lost several grounds to the Taliban. The US military headquarters in Kabul confirmed that the soldier has been missing from his base since Tuesday. The military said it would not provide further information about the missing soldier or the province in which he has gone missing...........

Afghanistan - and The Third Front Pakistan!! There have been 1194 coalition deaths -- 713 Americans, 10 Australians, 171 Britons, 120 Canadians, 3 Czech, 24 Danes, 19 Dutch, 4 Estonians, 1 Finn, 26 French, 30 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 3,023 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

Sgt. Terry J. Lynch 22 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Shepherd, Montana Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on June 29, 2009

Pvt. Steven T. Drees 19 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Peshtigo, Wisconsin Died June 28, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in Konar province, Afghanistan, on June 24, 2009

Pfc. Peter K. Cross 20 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Saginaw, Texas Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rolloverat Combat Outpost Carwile, Afghanistan, on June 26, 2009

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw 24 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Steilacoom, Washington Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Kheyl, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2009

Sgt. Ricky D. Jones 26 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Plantersville, Alabama One of two soldiers killed when their unit was attacked by indirect fire in Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2009

Spc. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas 27 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Germantown, Maryland One of two soldiers killed when their unit was attacked by indirect fire in Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2009

1st Sgt. John D. Blair 38 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Calhoun, Georgia Died of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan, on June 20, 2009

Command Master Chief Jeffrey J. Garber 43 Deployed aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Hemingford, Nebraska Died of non-hostile causes aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 20, 2009

Maj. Sean Birchall 33 IX Company, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Guildford, Surrey, England Killed by an explosion during a patrol in Basharan, near Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 19, 2009

Sgt. Paul G. Smith 43 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard Peoria, Illinois One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 19, 2009

Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Melton 26 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard Carlyle, Illinois One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 19, 2009

Pvt. Martin Abildgaard 23 Gardehusarregimentet (Guard Hussar Regiment) Denmark One of three Danish soldiers killed when their Piranha armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb north of Gereskh in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 17, 2009

Pfc. Andreas S. Brohus 26 Gardehusarregimentet (Guard Hussar Regiment) Denmark One of three Danish soldiers killed when their Piranha armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb north of Gereskh in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 17, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin A. Dupont 52 79th Troop Command Templeton, Massachusetts Died on June 17, 2009, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Kandau, Afghanistan on March 8, 2009

Pvt. Mads Lerche Rasmussen 21 Gardehusarregimentet (Guard Hussar Regiment) Denmark One of three Danish soldiers killed when their Piranha armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb north of Gereskh in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 17, 2009

Spc. Jonathan C. O’Neill 22 Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade Zephyrhills, Florida Died on June 15, 2009, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Paktya, Afghanistan, on June 2

Warrant Officer Allain Tikko 30 Estcoy-8 infantry company, Scoutspataljon Kõpu, Viljandimaa, Estonia Killed when his patrol was attacked outside Patrol Base Pimon in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 15, 2009

Cpl. Martin Dubé 35 5 Combat Engineer Regiment Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Killed when a roadside bomb he was attempting to neutralize exploded in Panjwayi district 12.4 miles (20 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 14, 2009

Lt. Paul Mervis 27 2nd Battalion, The Rifles London, England Killed as a result of an explosion during a deliberate operation near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 12, 2009

Pvt. Robert McLaren 20 Kintra, Isle of Mull, Scotland The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Killed in an explosion that occurred as he attempted to move forward during a firefight in southern Afghanistan, on June 11, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky L. Richardson Jr. 33 Franklin, Missouri 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Died while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan, on June 10, 2009

Spc. Eduardo S. Silva 25 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Greenfield, California Died of a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on June 9, 2009

Pvt. Alexandre Péloquin 20 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec, Canada Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on June 8, 2009

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle 20 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Downey, California Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2009

Maj. Rocco M. Barnes 50 Tactical Command Post, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard Los Angeles, California Died on injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over in Afghanistan on June 4, 2009

Staff Sgt. John C. Beale 39 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Riverdale, Georgia One of three soldiers killed by a homemade bomb and small-arms fire near Kapisa, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2009

Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette 37 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Lula, Georgia One of three soldiers killed by a homemade bomb and small-arms fire near Kapisa, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2009

Spc. Jeffrey W. Jordan 21 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard Rome, Georgia One of three soldiers killed by a homemade bomb and small-arms fire near Kapisa, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2009

Spc. Jarrett P. Griemel 20 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division La Porte, Texas Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, on June 3, 2009

Spc. Roberto A. Hernandez II 21 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade Far Rockaway, New York Died of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked by a homemade bomb and small-arms fire in Paktya, Afghanistan on June 2, 2009

Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher 19 Company C, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Caversham, Reading, England Killed by an explosion during a patrol near Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2009

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall 28 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Huntsville, Alabama One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Nerkh, Afghanistan, on June 1, 2009

Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur 26 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Hilo, Hawaii Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Nerkh, Afghanistan, on June 1, 2009

Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden 33 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Corpus Christi, Texas One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Nerkh, Afghanistan, on June 1, 2009

Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson 19 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Miller, Missouri One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Nerkh, Afghanistan, on June 1, 2009

The Hidden Casualties Of War: 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..>>>>

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 {*1,320,110} 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!

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 July 4th 2009, There Are 93 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

The Youngest Detainee at Guantanamo Bay

 

Mohammed Al Gharani was the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay. Now, seven years later, he has returned to Chad, his country of origin, after being freed and is adjusting to life without the fear of being brutalised. Al Gharani spoke to Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall about his first days of freedom and the abuse he had endured at Guantanamo.

Done "In Our Names"!

"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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jimstaro on July 4, 2009 - 10:18

The fathers of two servicemen killed in Iraq say he shouldn't be Woodward's guest.

Oklahomans Warren Henthorn and John Scripsick are upset and disappointed that former President George W. Bush is considered an honored guest at Woodward's Independence Day celebration Saturday. Both believe Bush and his administration shoulder some of the blame for their sons' deaths while serving for the U.S. military in Iraq...........

From what I heard about this so called 'invite' is it's a paid appearance, not one of engaging as an ex-pres. with a community on the 4th!!

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

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