Friday, June 13, 2008

4099



06/13/08
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. John D. Aragon, 22, of Antioch, Calif., died June 12 in Kadamiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team...

06/13/08
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Steve A. McCoy, 23, of Moultrie, Ga., died June 10 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered on March 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

From Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Antioch was less than an hour's drive from where I last lived in the Bay Area. My friend Amber is vicar of St George's, Antioch.

May these young men and all whose lives have been sacrificed in this war rest in peace and rise in glory.
--the BB

3 comments:

Kirstin said...

Our admission director lives in Antioch, attends St. George's, and her older son's in the military.

This is not him. But yes, that's close to home.

FranIAm said...

I have been watching these posts with dread as the number ticks ever higher.

Prayers for the living and for the dead. Amen, amen, amen.

Paul said...

When you add in the 30,000 or so wounded, this hits close to many homes across the land.

And all for ideologies, fossil fuels, and war profits; not for peace, freedom, or justice.