Wednesday, August 26, 2009

804


08/26/09 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
Cpl. Darby T. Morin, 25, of Victoria, Canada, died Aug. 22 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team...

08/24/09 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco, 29, of Somerville, N.J., died Aug. 22 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

08/24/09 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Matthew L. Ingram, 25, of Pearl, Miss., died Aug. 21 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle, and his unit came under small arms fire from enemy forces.

08/24/09 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, of Litchfield, Minn...died Aug. 18 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment...

08/24/09 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
Spc. Troy O. Tom, 21, of Shiprock, N.M...died Aug. 18 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment...



It looks like an odometer, I know, BUT IT'S NOT. These are irreplaceable lives, every single one of them.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory. May those who love them find comfort and healing.

4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Amen. Thanks for taking note, Paul.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

susankay said...

Troy Tom was Navajo.

We don't treat our indigenous peoples very well but we allow them to die for us all.

Paul said...

When I saw his name I suspected as much, though Tom does not sounds as Dine as Atcitty or Yazzie.

An extremely high percentage of First Nations citizens are veterans, living out the warrior tradition in a new setting, one that does not treat them well.