Thursday, September 18, 2008


09/16/08 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Pvt. Michael W. Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C., died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered at Combat Outpost Lybert, Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion...

09/16/08 :
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eichmann A. Strickland, 23, of Arlington, Wash., died Sept. 9 from injuries suffered when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanya Valley, Afghanistan.

09/16/08 AP:
General says far more U.S. troops needed in Afghanistan
Even after an extra U.S. Army brigade joins the fight against the insurgency in Afghanistan next January, three times that many reinforcements will be needed shortly thereafter, the highest-ranking U.S. general here said Tuesday.


O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servants, being raised with him, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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