Wednesday, July 29, 2009

756 - updated with graph

07/29/09 :
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Andrew Scott Charpentier, 21, of Great Falls, Mont., died July 23 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., from a non-combat related illness incurred while assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Guan

07/27/09 :
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Pfc. Donald W. Vincent, 26, of Gainesville, Fla., died July 25 of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division...

07/27/09 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., died July 24 in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

This is not the most elegant graph (and me an accountant!) but I want you to note the red line that represents fatalities in 2009. Afghanistan is not going to be "the forgotten war" much longer.

We must remember that these are not numbers or statistics; they are human lives.

No death on any side in any war is simply a number.


May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
--the BB

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