Friday, June 25, 2010

Total # of U. S. Troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan - 5,542

American Military Casualties in Iraq


American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03):4408
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) (the list)

Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03):3947
Since Handover (6/29/04):3549
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09):180
American WoundedOfficial
Total Wounded:31865

Latest Fatality June 21, 2010

Page last updated 06/22/10 11:50 pm EDT

U.S. Wounded

Other Coalition Troops - Iraq
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq
Journalists - Iraq
Academics Killed - Iraq
Sources: DoD, MNF, and

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator


This week President Obama announced a change in command in Afghanistan - the nation is discussing "who said what" and expressing their personal opinions - very little was mentioned of the men and women who were killed this month, or of their families who mourn them.
87 international troops were killed this month alone. At least 51 of them U.S. soldiers, making June already the most deadly month since the war began.

Take a long, slow look at these numbers of casualties of service persons and many others. Take a look at the photo of a typical 'boy next door' who is now a warrior in a far away land.

What is your opinion? Let me know.

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