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HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military KIA, Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - June 2011


By jimstaro - Posted on 04 July 2011

The Young Men of The Old Guard of Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery's Old Guard Carry A Heavy Burden
The Old Guard

Memorial at the New JPED facility at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. Iraq, from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn Sept 1, 2010 There have been 4,787 coalition deaths -- 4,469 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 South 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 July 4 2011, according to a CNN and iCasulties count. { Graphical breakdown of casualties }. At least 32,130 {32,100 up to last month} U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan

Spc.Michael Benjamin Cook Jr. 27 Middletown, Ohio, USA Battery B, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division One of five soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2011

Pfc.Michael Curtis Olivieri 26 Chicago, Illinois, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division One of five soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2011

Spc.Emilio Jaime Campo Jr. 20 Madelia, Minnesota, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division One of five soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2011

Spc.Christopher Brook Fishbeck 24 Victorville, California, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division One of five soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2011

Spc.Robert Preston Hartwick 20 Rockbridge, Ohio, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division One of five soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2011

Pfc.Matthew Joseph England 22 Gainesville, Missouri, USA Company M, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Died when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Najaf province, Iraq, on June 8, 2011

Staff Sgt.Nicholas Price Bellard 26 El Paso, Texas, USA C Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Kut, Iraq, on June 13, 2011

Sgt.Glenn Michael Sewell 23 Live Oak, Texas, USA C Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Kut, Iraq, on June 13, 2011

Spc.Marcos Armando Cintron 32 Orlando, Florida, USA Battery B, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Cintron died on June 16, 2011, at a medical facility in Boston, Massachusetts, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2011. Five other soldiers also were killed in the attack.

Staff Sgt.Russell Jeremiah Proctor 25 Oroville, California, USA 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Diyala province, Iraq, on June 26, 2011

Spc.Matthew Ryan Gallagher 22 North Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident in Wasit province, Iraq, on June 26, 2011

Pfc.Dylan Jeffrey Johnson 20 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Diyala province, Iraq, on June 26, 2011

Spc.Robert Gregory Tenney Jr. 29 Warner Robins, Georgia, USA G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment One of three soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Badrah, Iraq, on June 29, 2011

Capt.David Edward Van Camp 29 Wheeling, West Virginia, USA G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment One of three soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Badrah, Iraq, on June 29, 2011

Capt.Matthew G. Nielson 27 Jefferson, Iowa, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment One of three soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire in Badrah, Iraq, on June 29, 2011

POW/MIA: Afghanistan & Iraq

Two U.S. soldiers are currently listed as captured or Duty Status -- Whereabouts Unknown as of December 1, 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.

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl 23 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Ketchum, Idaho Captured in Paktika province in Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. The Pentagon declared him Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on July 1 and his status was changed to Missing-Captured on July 3.

 

Army Promotes Missing-Captured Soldier June 16, 2011 - The Army announced today the promotion of a soldier listed as Missing-Captured while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom to the rank of sergeant effective June 12, 2011. Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 25, is assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. This is Bergdahl’s second promotion since he was listed as Missing-Captured on June 30, 2009. He was promoted to the rank of specialist on June 12, 2010.

Afghanistan - Pakistan!! There have been 2,564 coalition deaths -- 1,649 Americans, 27 Australians, 374 Britons, 1 Belgian, 157 Canadians, 4 Czech, 40 Denmark, 25 Netherlands, 5 NATO, 8 Estonians, 2 Finn, 63 French, 53 Germans, 6 Hungarian, 36 Italians, 2 Jordan, 3 Latvian, 1 Lithuanian, 10 Norwegians, 27 Poles, 2 Portuguese, 19 Romanians, 1 South Korean, 33 Spaniards, 5 Swedes, 2 Turks, 2 New Zealand, 9 Georgian and three NATO/ISAF -- in the war on terror as of July 4 2011, according to a CNN and iCasulties 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 12,306 {11,722 up to last month} U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. In addition to the military deaths, 11 U.S. intelligence operatives have died in Afghanistan.

Cpl.Guillaume Nunes-Patego 30 Montauban, France 17e Regiment du Genie Parachutiste (17th Paratrooper Engineer Regiment) Killed when his unit was attacked by insurgents during a mission to search for weapons caches near the village of Shinza in the Alasay Valley of Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on June 1, 2011

Cpl.Jaroslaw Mackowiak 27 Gniezna, Poland 2. Kompanii Piechoty Zmotoryzowanej, 17. Wielkopolska Brygada Zmechanizowana (2nd Motorized Infantry Company, 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade) Killed when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while on patrol near Giru in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2011

Sgt.Jeffrey Chul Soon Sherer 29 Four Oaks, North Carolina, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Shah Joy, Zabul province, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2011

Cpl.Alexej Kobelew 23 Augustdof, Germany 2 Kompanie, Panzergrenadierbataillon 212, Panzerbrigade 21 (2nd Company, 212th Infantry Battalion, 21st Panzer Brigade) Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Marder armored vehicle 22 miles (36 kilometers) south of Kunduz in Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2011

Cpl.Paul William Zanowick II 23 Miamisburg, Ohio, USA 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 3, 2011

Cpl.Michael John Pike 26 Huntly, Scotland The Highlanders, Company A, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Killed during a contact with a group of insurgents while leading a patrol in the vicinity of Popalzai along Highway 601 in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 3, 2011

Spc.Devin Arielle Snyder 20 Cohocton, New York, USA 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade One of four soldiers killed when their mounted patrol was attacked with a roadside bomb in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2011

Pfc.Robert Lee Voakes Jr. 21 L'Anse, Michigan, USA 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade One of four soldiers killed when their mounted patrol was attacked with a roadside bomb in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2011

Sgt.Joshua David Powell 28 Quitman, Texas, USA 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade One of four soldiers killed when their mounted patrol was attacked with a roadside bomb in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2011

Sgt.Christopher Roger Bell 21 Golden, Mississippi, USA 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade One of four soldiers killed when their mounted patrol was attacked with a roadside bomb in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2011

Rifleman Martin Jon Lamb 27 Gloucester, England Company A, 1st Battalion, The Rifles Killed when a roadside bomb detonated while on a patrol in the Haji Kareen area of the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 5, 2011

Lance Cpl. Martin Joseph Gill 22 Nottingham, England Company K, 42 Commando, Royal Marines Killed when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small-arms fire during a patrol in the Adensee area of Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, on June 5, 2011

Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Ryan White 35 Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed in the Sabari district of Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 5, 2011

Chief Warrant Officer Bradley Justin Gaudet 31 Gladewater, Texas, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed in the Sabari district of Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 5, 2011

Sapper Rowan Jaie Robinson 23 Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia Combat engineer, Incident Response Regiment, attached to the Australian Special Operations Task Group Robinson was part of an Australian Special Operations Task Group patrol that had uncovered a large cache of explosives and was moving to another area of interest when the patrol came under fire from Taliban insurgents in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2011

Sgt.Joseph Michael Garrison 27 New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died following a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in northern Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2011

Cpl.William Joseph Woitowicz 23 Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment Died while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan, on June 7, 2011

Cpl.Matthew Thomas Richard 21 Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died following a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan on June 9, 2011

Lance Cpl.Nicholas Shea O'Brien 21 Stanley, North Carolina, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died following a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 9, 2011

Lt.Matthieu Gaudin 37 France 3e Regiment d'Helicoptere de Combat (3rd Combat Helicopter Regiment) Died of injuries sustained when his Gazelle helicopter crashed in bad weather about 12 miles (20 km) outside Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on June 10, 2011

Cpl.Lionel Chevalier 24 Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France 35e Regiment d’Infanterie (35th Infantry Regiment) Died of a non-hostile injury suffered when his weapon discharged as he was boarding an armored vehicle to return to base after a mission in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on June 10, 2011

Lance Cpl.Jason Daniel Hill 20 Poway, California, USA 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 11, 2011

Capt.Michael Wray Newton 30 Newport News, Virginia, USA Service Battery, 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Meymaneh, Faryab province, Afghanistan, on June 11, 2011

Lance Cpl.Sean Michael Nicholas O'Connor 22 Douglas, Wyoming, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 12, 2011

Lance Cpl.Joshua Brent McDaniels 21 Dublin, Ohio, USA 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Killed in a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 12, 2011

Staff Sgt.Jeremy Andrew Katzenberger 26 Weatherby Lake, Missouri, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Killed by direct fire from enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Sharana, Paktika province, Afghanistan, on June 14, 2011

Pfc.Eric Daniel Soufrine 20 Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA Battery B, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using a roadside bomb in Farah province, Afghanistan, on June 14, 2011

Pvt.Ryan Jeffrey Larson 19 Friendship, Wisconsin, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when his Stryker vehicle hit a roadside bomb while on mounted patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on June 15, 2011

Cpl.Lloyd Newell Unavailable England The Parachute Regiment Killed by small-arms fire during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 16, 2011. The British Ministry of Defence said Newell's age and hometown were not released "because of the nature of his work."

Craftsman Andrew Found 27 Whitby, Yorkshire, England The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, attached D Squadron, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Found was assessing the damage to a Warthog vehicle that had been disabled by a roadside bomb when he was fatally wounded in a secondary explosion. The incident took place near Adin Za’i in the Gereshk Valley area, within the northern Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, on June 16, 2011

Sgt.Mark Andrew Bradley 25 Cuba, New York, USA 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died on June 16, 2011, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 3, 2011

Spc.Scott Daniel Smith 36 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 81st Troop Command, Indiana Army National Guard Died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 17, 2011

Sgt.Edward Fred Dixon III 37 Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, USA Company C, 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team One of four soldiers that died of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over accident near Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2011

Sgt.Alan Leigh Snyder 28 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Company C, 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team One of four soldiers that died of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over accident near Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2011

Pfc.Brian J. Backus 21 Saginaw Township, Michigan, USA 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2011

Pvt.Gareth Leslie William Bellingham 22 Stoke-on-Trent, England Company C, 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment Killed when insurgents fired on him while he was providing security during a patrol in an area near Khar Nikarin in the Upper Gereshk Valley, Helmand province, Afghanistan on June 18, 2011

Spc.Tyler Richard Kreinz 21 Beloit, Wisconsin, USA Company C, 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team One of four soldiers that died of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over accident near Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2011

Pvt.Florian Morillon 21 Grenoble, France 1er Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes (1st Parachute Infantry Regiment) Died of wounds suffered when his foot patrol was engaged by insurgents near the village of Shatoray in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2011

Sgt. 1st ClassAlvin Algernon Boatwright 33 Lodge, South Carolina, USA Company C, 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team One of four soldiers that died of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over accident near Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on June 18, 2011

Pfc.Josue Ibarra 21 Midland, Texas, USA 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Died following a roadside bomb attack during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 19, 2011

Pfc.Gustavo Adolfo Rios Ordonez 25 Englewood, Ohio, USA B Troop, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb near Pashmul in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on June 20, 2011

Sgt.James William Harvey II 23 Toms River, New Jersey, USA Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Mola Kala, Andar district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on June 20, 2011

Pfc.Joshua Lynn Jetton 21 Sebring, Florida, USA Company B, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in the Marawara district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 20, 2011

Lance Cpl.Jared Camerron Verbeek 22 Visalia, California, USA Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, attached to1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died from wounds received from a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2011

Spc.Levi Efrain Nuncio 24 Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire in the Narang district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2011

Cpl.Gurpreet Singh 21 Antelope, California, USA 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2011

Spc.Nicholas Charlie D. Hensley 28 Prattville, Alabama, USA B Troop, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Died June 24, 2011, in Landstuhl, Germany from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 15

Master Cpl.Francis Roy 32 Rimouski, Québec, Canada Canadian Special Operations Regiment Found dead from non-combat related wounds at a coalition forward operating base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2011

Pfc.Cyril Hugodot 24 Dreux, France 3e compagnie, 1er Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes (3rd Company, 1st Parachute Regiment) Hugodot was seriously wounded when his reconnaissance patrol was attacked in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2011. He was evacuated to a military hospital in Kabul, where he died of his wounds.

1st Lt.Dimitri A. Del Castillo 24 Tampa, Florida, USA 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their units with small-arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2011

Staff Sgt.Nigel D. Kelly 26 Menifee, California, USA 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their units with small-arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2011

Spc.Nicholas P. Bernier 21 East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died June 25, 2011, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered June 22 when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire in the Kherwar district of Logar province, Afghanistan

Sgt.Marlon E. Myrie 25 Oakland Park, Florida, USA 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2011

Gunnery Sgt.Ralph E. Pate Jr. 29 Mullins, South Carolina, USA 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2011

Spc.Kevin J. Hilaman 28 Albany, California, USA 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 26, 2011

Pvt.Niyireth Pineda Marín 31 Colombia Regimiento de Infantería Ligera 9 (9th Light Infantry Regiment) One of two Spanish soldiers killed when their Lynx armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a reconnaissance patrol about 12 miles (20 km) north of Qala-i-Naw, Afghanistan, on June 26, 2011

Tech. Sgt.Daniel L. Douville 33 Harvey, Louisiana, USA 96th Civil Engineer Squadron, 96th Civil Engineer Group, 96th Air Base Wing Died as a result of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated on the border of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 26, 2011

Sgt.Manuel Argudin Perrino 34 Gijón, Spain Regimiento de Infantería Ligera 9 (9th Light Infantry Regiment) One of two Spanish soldiers killed when their Lynx armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a reconnaissance patrol about 12 miles (20 km) north of Qala-i-Naw, Afghanistan, on June 26, 2011

Cpl.Michael C. Nolen 22 Spring Valley, Wisconsin, USA 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 27, 2011

Lance Cpl.Mark R. Goyet 22 Sinton, Texas, USA 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2011

Staff Sgt.Donald V. Stacy 23 Avondale, Arizona, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2011

Lance Cpl.John Felix Farias 20 New Braunfels, Texas, USA 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2011

Cpl.Kyle R. Schneider 23 Phoenix, New York, USA 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Died following a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2011

Sgt.Chad D. Frokjer 27 Maplewood, Minnesota, USA 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Died following a roadside bomb attack while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2011

Honor our living brothers and sisters as they return from our wars, especially the wounded, physically and mentally, all the time! Fully Fund the Veterans Administration, no questions asked, as we fund the Department of Defense, no questions asked.

 

The "Silent Honor Roll" That Gives Pause
Poet Honors American Service Personnel Killed in War

AIR DATE: May 30, 2011 - SUMMARY Wyatt Prunty's poem, "The Returning Dead," is a response to the NewsHour's Honor Roll of service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The poem first aired in 2006. Transcript

The PBS Newshour started these "Silent Honor Rolls" as we sent soldiers into invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, adding those killed as the country moved quickly from Afghanistan and seeking those guilty of the criminal terrorist attacks of 9/11 and invaded, destroyed and occupied an innocent country and people, Iraq! They used to have a separate page with links to each "Honor Roll" till they revamped the show and site. You can still find some here, mixed in with other reports, but they don't seem to be keeping them current as they air them after some of the TV shows when they get photo's and information of the Fallen

PTSD - TBI - Military and Veterans Suicides

 

PTSD Awareness Day: June 27th
The entire month of June, the VA's National Center for PTSD is working to increase PTSD awareness.
The more we know about dealing with trauma and PTSD, the more we can help others, or even ourselves. The VA's National Center for PTSD is working to increase awareness for the entire month of June. Learn how you can help increase PTSD awareness. Continued with Links

Army Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention Report 2010

June 16, 2011 - Army Released May Suicide Data

The Military OneSource toll-free number for those residing in the continental United States is 1-800-342-9647. Overseas personnel should refer to the Military OneSource Web site for dialing instructions for their specific location

The Defense Center for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Outreach Center can be contacted at 1-866-966-1020.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

PTSD: More Than Just Mental From Traumatic Stress

REACH Program Improves Quality of Life for Caregivers and Veterans

 

VA Issuing First Payments to Caregivers

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2011) - The Department of Veterans Affairs will send out more than $430,000 in stipend payments to nearly 200 Family Caregivers of Veterans in July. These Family Caregivers were the first to complete their Caregiver training under the program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The first payments to 96 recipients were issued today. {read more}

 

The American Veteran: July 2011
Pentagon Channel: A video news magazine designed to inform veterans, their families and their communities about the services and benefits they have earned through their service to America.

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: VA Benefits 2011 Edition

"And so what I've been trying to do and what Mrs. Biden and Mrs. Obama and the chairman and his wife - all these folks, are trying to do is to - is to try and get that other 99 percent to - they all say they support the troops, but it's not just enough to say it." - Defense Secretary Robert Gates - 23 June 2011 - PBS News Hour Total Costs of Wars since 2001, the rolling tabulation, over $1,215,616,724,665+++++ and continually counting!

CNN-Iraq and Afghanistan War Casulties

In Remembrance - Moving Tributes

Civilian Casulties

 

Recording Casualties: Victims of Armed Conflict Worldwide

This programme draws on the principles of human security to develop and enhance the technical and institutional capacity, identify and consolidate the legal requirements, and build the political will to record details of every single victim of armed conflict worldwide. The programme incorporates research into emerging good practice and existing legal frameworks, the development and promotion of clearer legal and more effective regulatory instruments, and the creation and support of advocacy networks.

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 country, the U.S., were ever invaded, who suffer the most, during and long after!

Every Casualty.org: New Org Website Launched On Casualty Recording

Afghanistan & Iraq: Nearly Half of All Refugees Worldwide: Collateral damage

Iraq Refugees UNHCR - Iraq: UNHCR Global Appeal 2008-2009 - Iraq Situation

Afghanistan Refugees UNHCR - Afghanistan UNHCR Global Appeal 2008-2009 - Afghanistan Situation

Refugee's: 27.5 million From Violence 2010

CIVIC: Working for Civilian Victims, Annual Report 2010

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

97 percent {now more} of U.S. deaths in Iraq have occurred after George W. Bush declared an end to "major combat." "Mission Accomplished!"

"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

The Rand Corporation Terrorism Report the press release here, you can get the full document here or a summary of the research brief here

"What is the difference between an al Qaida terrorist and a misguided American terrorist?" "The planes they fly!"

In fairness, we’ve been putting ground zeros next to mosques in Iraq since 2003 - Unknown Author Comment

"How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me -- unless you don't count American soldiers as Americans." How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq 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

Done "In Our Names"!

Still Coming Home, Our Brothers of WWII, Korea and Vietnam - Rest in Peace, You're Finally Home

 

Missing Vietnam War Airman Identified June 07, 2011 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Air Force Capt. Darrell J. Spinler of Browns Valley, Minn., will be buried on June 18 near his hometown. On June 21, 1967, Spinler was aboard an A-1E Skyraider aircraft attacking enemy targets along the Xekong River in Laos when villagers reported hearing an explosion before his aircraft crashed. The pilot of another A-1E remained in the area for more than two hours but saw no sign of Spinler. { read more}

 

Soldier Missing from Korean War Identified June 13, 2011 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. A.V. Scott, 27, of Detroit, Mich., will be buried June 22 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On Feb. 12, 1951, Scott’s unit, the 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, was supplying friendly forces approximately 70 miles east of Seoul, South Korea, when Chinese Communist units attacked the area and forced a withdrawal. Scott was captured by enemy forces and marched north to a prisoner-of-war camp in Suan County, North Korea. Surviving POWs within the camp reported Scott died in April 1951. {read more}

 

Airman Missing from Vietnam War Identified June 17, 2011 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Air Force 1st Lt. David A. Thorpe of Seneca Falls, N.Y., will be buried June 23 at Arlington National Cemetery. On Oct. 3, 1966, Thorpe’s C-130E, with four other men aboard, failed to arrive at Nha Trang Air Base following their departure from Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam. Rescue personnel found their remains at the crash site in South Vietnam eight days later approximately 40 miles west of Nha Trang. The cause of the crash is not known. {read more}

 

Airman Missing in Action From WWII Identified June 20, 2011 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Staff Sgt. Marvin J. Steinford, of Keystone, Iowa, will be buried on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On March 24, 1945, Steinford, along with nine other crew members, bailed out of their B-17G Flying Fortress bomber over Gic, Hungary. It had been hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire while on a bombing mission over Germany. Steinford and another crew member were struck by small arms fire while parachuting into a firefight between Soviet and German forces. The remains of the other crew member were found after the war where they had been buried by Hungarian villagers. The remaining eight members of the aircrew were captured by the Germans, held as POWs, and released at the end of the war. {read more}

 

Airmen Missing In Action from WWII Identified June 22, 2011 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of five Army Air Forces servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Capt. Leonard E. Orcutt, Alameda, Calif., was buried on May 5 in Oakland, Calif; Tech. Sgt. Louis H. Miller, Philadelphia, was buried on June 17 in Arlington National Cemetery; Staff Sgt. George L. Winkler, Huntington, W.Va., was buried May 5 in Arlington National Cemetery; 2nd Lt. Harry L. Bedard, Minneapolis, will be buried on June 25 in Dayton, Minn.; and 2nd Lt. Robert S. Emerson, Norway, Maine, will be buried July 9 in his hometown. {read more}

HONORING THE FALLEN: US Military and Coalition Forces Killed in Action, Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan from 2003 to May 2011 - My Honor Rolls, and more, to Share

National World War II Memorial

National Korean War Memorial

National Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "The Wall"

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial

Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries

Arlington National Cemetery

One of this Countries days where the hypocrisy on so many issues will be over flowing in words and symbols, especially the hypocrisy of 'Sacrifice' by all!!!!

Think also the children of Afghanistan, all born into and growing up in the carnage surrounding them, think some won't seek retaliation, blowback!

IRAQ: A bad place for children

For Iraq to achieve the MDGs, over 400,000 undernourished Iraqi children would have to receive adequate food, while nearly 700,000 would have to be enrolled in schools (file photo) 4 July 2011 (IRIN) - Decades of war and international sanctions have turned Iraq into one of the worst places for children in the Middle East and North Africa, with around 3.5 million living in poverty, 1.5 million under the age of five undernourished and 100 infants dying every day, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warns. The government can and should do more for children, said Sikander Khan, the outgoing UNICEF representative in Iraq, in a 30 June interview with the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq. “It is the responsibility of the government to support parents by investing in health and education and other basic needs for all children… Central government can also take a significant step by making additional investments in its most deprived children." Iraq, he added, was unlikely to achieve most of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), six of which relate to children. “Unfortunately, despite all efforts, the attainment of most of these goals in Iraq by 2015 is distant,” Khan said. To achieve the MDGs, over 400,000 undernourished Iraqi children would have to receive adequate food, while nearly 700,000 would have to be enrolled in schools. Child mortality would also have to be reduced by 100,000, while about three million others need decent sanitation. {read more}

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