Monday, March 03, 2008


Report on the American War Dead in Afghanistan and Iraq

For February, as announced by the Department of Defense, 32 service mermbers died--31 from service in Iraq (down by nearly 25% from last month) and 1 from service in Afghanistan.

Here's a further breakdown: In Iraq, 18 were killed by IEDs. That's nearly the same as last month. Only seven were killed by small arms (which include RPGs); one was killed in an accident; three from non-combat causes; and, one from indirect fire. One marine died in combat operations in al Anbar.

In Afghanistan, only one died and his death was caused by an IED. I'm sure that will pick up with the (slightly) Dreaded Spring Taliban Offensive.

Only one woman died, Keisha Morgan, 25, from a non combat related cause. It was a hard month for captains though. Two were the first casualties of the month. The three are Captain Nathan Raudenbush, 25, Captain Michael Norman, 36, and Captain David Schultz, 25. Also two SEALs were killed in a firefight. Our hopes and prayers go out for all our brave warriors.


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