Thursday, May 1, 2008

US DEATHS CONFIRMED BY THE DOD

Note to President Bush: The "mission has been accomplished" for these brave young Americans.

Almost five years ago, Bush stood on the deck of the carrier Abraham Lincoln, under a banner proudly proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," and boasted about how US forces had won the war in Iraq.

It is now almost FIVE years later and here is a list of brave young Americans KILLED in Bush's stupid war in the past two days---a war that Republican Presidential candidate John McCain says may have to go on for another "100 years." McCain, of course, parses his words by saying if there are no casualties.

What former military person such as McCain who is supposedly in their right mind could ever make a prediction there won't be casualties in a guerrilla war like the one going on in Iraq?

Here is the sad list of KIA from the Iraq war. Can McCain say this won't be happening every single day for the next 100 years?

Editorial comment by BILL CORCORAN, editor of CORKSPHERE

U.S. Confirmed Deaths Reported Deaths: 4065 Confirmed Deaths: 4059 Pending Confirmation:6 DoD Confirmation List (Click on BLUE for more info on the life and death of each GI killed in IRAQ in Bush's "Mission Accomplished" war)

Latest Coalition Fatalities

05/01/08 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander, 26, of Bakersfield, Calif., died April 29 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment...

05/01/08 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Sgt. Merlin German, 22 of Manhattan, N.Y., died April 11 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Feb. 22, 2005.

05/01/08 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Staff Sgt. Clay A. Craig, 22, of Mesquite, Texas, died April 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when he received small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment...

05/01/08 MNF: MND-B soldier attacked by VBIED
A Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldier was killed from wounds sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck the soldier's vehicle during a combat patrol in central Baghdad at approximately 9:15 a.m. May 1.

04/30/08 DoD Identifies Army Casualties (part 3 of 3)
Pfc. Adam L. Marion, 26, of Mount Airy, N.C. He was assigned to the 171st Engineer Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Saint Pauls, N.C....died April 28 in Baghdad...of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their forward operating base

04/30/08 DoD Identifies Army Casualties (part 2 of 3)
Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes, 26, of Zephyrhills, Fla. He was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division...died April 28 in Baghdad...of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their forward operating base

04/30/08 DoD Identifies Army Casualties (part 1 of 3)
Sgt. Mark A. Stone, 22, of Buchanan Dam, Texas. He was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division...died April 28 in Baghdad...of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their forward operating base

04/30/08 MNF: MND-N Soldiers attacked in Ninewah Province
A Multi-National Division - North Soldier was killed as a result of an explosion occurring near the Soldier's patrol in Ninewah Province, April 30.

04/30/08 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. William T. Dix, 32, of Culver City, Calif., died April 27 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident...

04/30/08 MNF: MND-B soldiers attacked by IED (Baghdad)
Two Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldiers were killed when their patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device in southern Baghdad at approximately 4:15 p.m. April 30.

04/30/08 MNF: MND-B soldier attacked by IED
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad soldier was killed from wounds sustained by an improvised explosive device during a dismounted patrol in northern Baghdad at approximately 1 a.m. April 30.

1 comment:

David said...

I would like the DOD to include the number of servicemen/women who have returned home and committed suicide. These people deserve to be counted also. If an article I read earlier this week is correct the VA is claiming that 18 Veterans die from suicide every day. I have no idea how many of those are from previous conflicts but if you just split the number in half or 9 per day the DOD would have to increase their total casualities figures by 270 service personel per month. We start to talk real numbers then. Not that each and every one of those people weren't important because they were. I just wish the Administration would quit "cooking the books".