Tuesday, November 17, 2009


11/16/09 DoD:
Marine Casualty Identified
Lance Cpl. Shawn P. Hefner, 22, of Hico, Texas, died Nov. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

11/16/09 DoD:
Army Casualty Identified
Spc. Christopher J. Coffland, 43, of Baltimore, Md., died Nov. 13 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

Grandmère Mimi said...


Do the counts include the ones who die by their own hand? The numbers are up, way up.

Paul said...

Yes, this includes suicides though they are never clearly labeled as such. Among many categories of non-combat. I heard that we have already equaled 2008's record number of military suicides. Very sad.