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    4,000 dead: An in-depth look at the fallen

    Posted : Tuesday Jul 10, 2007 22:28:34 EDT



    The number of U.S. troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan has reached nearly 4,000. While these sacrifices are more than numbers, the data tell an important human story.

    Viewed in this way, the data serve as a powerful reminder of war’s human toll that is not seen in the individual news releases on combat deaths that trickle out of the Pentagon each day. And it reveals more about who these men and women were, where they came from and how they died.

    The 4,000 milestone, reached in early July, comes only nine months after the death toll topped 3,000.

    The quickening casualty pace is partly a result of the Iraqi insurgents’ increasingly sophisticated use of improvised explosive devices, which have been getting larger and more powerful and are taking out more U.S. troops at once. It also has something to do with the fact that the surge of U.S. forces into Iraq in recent months, an effort to quell the sectarian violence that continues to rage in parts of the country, is providing more targets for the insurgents.

    Unless otherwise noted, the figures behind these graphics are based on the 3,973 war dead — 3,574 in Operation Iraqi Freedom and 399 in Operation Enduring Freedom — identified by the Pentagon through July 4. Some figures come from Defense Department sources that are not as current and are not always updated at the same time.

    4,000 Sacrifices: Breaking down those lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

    www.militarytimes.com/projects/flash/4000/


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    Whats in a name?

    Every name as a story behind it and each story should be told. To those who look for the stories and wonder who A Marine or service memember was
    just put the name in google, a lot of info from news paper reports to tributes
    from family and friends. There not just names, there so much more. I have a website I'm trying to put as many names of Marines KIA on it as I can till a wall is put up for Marines, this will be my wall to our fallen brothers and sisters. I invite all who care to take a look, the site is not done and has aways to go but I think its story is clear.


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    I See The Sadness Every Day From This War Everyone Says "so Many Are Dying!" Most Have Forgotten Iwo Jimo Whereas 2500 Died In A Single Week! That's Right, Our Fallen Brothers Died For Our Freedom! We Have Forgotten!
    Semper Fi!


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    Honor Is Due To Each One!

    WITH THAT IN MIND, I STAND AND SALUTE EACH ONE WHO HAS FALLEN!
    I'AM VERY GREATFUL FOR THEIR ,LIVES GIVEN FOR THIS GREAT NATION. WOULD IT NOT BE POSSIBLY IF NOT FOR THEIR MANY LIVES GIVEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY,COUNTRY,HONOR!


    THANK YOU


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    Never Forget !!!


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    Go to this website. www.jensensutta.com/slideshows/RTB/
    This is a Marine Corp tribute to our fallen brother Marines


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnymac View Post
    THE BRAVE
    Go to this website. www.jensensutta.com/slideshows/RTB/
    This is a Marine Corp tribute to our fallen brother Marines
    Thanks for sharing, Gunny. I'm not ashamed to say the eyes are still leaking after that one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GySgtB View Post
    Never Forget !!!
    In Latin would it be:
    Never Forget = Noli oblivisci - Command to one
    Never Forget = Nolite oblivisci - Command to more than one

    Semper Fi - Noli oblivisci
    Looks good to me.


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    It is about to top 1000 in Afghan now.


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    That video made me hurt inside great though!


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    Brought Tears To My Eyes. That Was Good


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    Sempre Fidelis !!

    Quote Originally Posted by rb1651 View Post
    Thanks for sharing, Gunny. I'm not ashamed to say the eyes are still leaking after that one.
    So are mine, Gunny. We each had our wars, and we each have our memories.
    It doesn't get easier with age. Honor to brothers, and friends, Amen.
    S/F!!!! Ken


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    Eyeballs sweating!!!!

    SF
    Mike


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnymac View Post
    THE BRAVE
    Go to this website. www.jensensutta.com/slideshows/RTB/
    This is a Marine Corp tribute to our fallen brother Marines
    Not one of those things that brings forth words, just tears.


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