Monday, June 02, 2008


Mercifully, it has been a few days since I updated this, though I do not trust lulls in growing death tolls. May they rest in peace.

Latest Coalition Fatalities

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Cpl. Christian S. Cotner, 20, of Waterbury, Conn., died May 30 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing...

MNF: MNF-W Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
A Multi-National Force - West Soldier died as the result of a non-combat related incident June 1. The Soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

MNF: MND-B Soldier attacked by EFP
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier was killed when an explosively formed penetrator detonated in northeastern Baghdad June 1.

Into paradise may the angels lead you. At your coming may the martyrs receive you, and bring you into the holy city Jerusalem.

--the BB

1 comment:

Jane R said...

I was very moved at the Shabbat service I attended out of town the other night when the head of the synagogue's social concerns committee came up to the bimah (dais/pulpit) to read, very simply, the names of those who had been killed that week.

If I remember correctly, we then said the prayer for the dead (kaddish) for them along with the others for whom we offered the prayer. I may be wrong on the timing of this -- I was tired after a long week and I am now a bit jet-lagged. Either way, it looks like this congregation has made it a custom to read, weekly, the names of the war dead. It was powerful to have this in the worship service (it was toward the end) especially since this was a particularly joyous and celebrative one. Remembering is a duty.

May they rest in peace. And may their numbers diminish, o Lord.