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  1. #736
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    2nd Lt. Christian Lian, 31, Kristiansand, Norway.
    Kystjegerkommandoen (Coastal Ranger Command)


    1st Lt. Simen Tokle, 24, Ballangen, Norway.
    Kystjegerkommandoen (Coastal Ranger Command)

    Lt. Cmdr. Trond Bolle, 42, Vestby, Norway.
    Marinejegerkommandoen (Naval Ranger Command)

    Sgt. Andreas Eldjarn, 21, Tromsř, Norway
    Kystjegerkommandoen (Coastal Ranger Command)


    Four Norwegian naval commandos killed when their Iveco armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb while traveling to meeting with the civilian leaders of al-Mar, an Afghan village 18.6 miles (30 km) west of Meymaneh, in Faryab province, Afghanistan, on June 27, 2010

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    Cpl. Jamie Kirkpatrick
    From: Llanelli, Wales
    Age: 32
    Unit: 1 Troop, 21 Field Squadron, 101 Engineer Regiment, attached to the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force
    Died: June 27, 2010

    Shot and killed when his team came under small-arms fire while extracting from a compound to move back to Check Point Kingshill in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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    Afghanistan

    Fatalities By Country


    Australia 16
    Belgium 1
    Canada 150
    Czech 3
    Denmark 33
    Estonia 7
    Finland 1
    France 44
    Germany 42
    Hungary 2
    Italy 24
    Jordan 1
    Latvia 3
    Lithuania 1
    NATO 4
    Netherlands 24
    Norway 9
    Poland 19
    Portugal 2
    Romania 15
    South Korea 1
    Spain 28
    Sweden 4
    Turkey 2
    UK 309
    US 1143

    Total 1888

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    Iraq

    Fatalities By Country

    Australia 2
    Azerbaijan 1
    Bulgaria 13
    Czech Republic 1
    Denmark 7
    El Salvador 5
    Estonia 2
    Fiji 1
    Georgia 5
    Hungary 1
    Italy 33
    Kazakhstan 1
    Latvia 3
    Netherlands 2
    Poland 23
    Romania 3
    Slovakia 4
    South Korea 1
    Spain 11
    Thailand 2
    Ukraine 18
    United Kingdom 179
    United States 4408

    Total 4726

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    Sailor Missing From Korean War Identified

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

    U.S. Navy Ensign Robert W. Langwell, of Columbus, Ind., will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on July 12. On Oct. 1, 1950, Langwell was serving on the minesweeper USS Magpie when it sank after striking an enemy mine off the coast of Chuksan-ri, South Korea. Twelve crewmen were rescued, but Langwell was one of 20 men lost at sea.

    In June 2008, personnel from the Republic of South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense Agency for Killed in Action Recovery and Identification (MAKRI) canvassed towns in South Korea in an effort to gather information regarding South Korean soldiers unaccounted-for from the Korean War. An elderly fisherman, interviewed in the village of Chuksan-ri, reported that he and other villagers had buried an American serviceman in 1950 when his body was caught in the man’s fishing net.

    The MAKRI located the burial site on April 28, 2009, where they excavated human remains and military artifacts. The burial site was approximately three miles west of where the USS Magpie sank in 1950. The team turned the remains and artifacts over to U.S. Forces Korea, which sent them to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command for analysis.

    Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, JPAC scientists used dental comparisons in the identification of Langwell’s remains.

    With Langwell’s accounting, 8,025 service members still remain missing from the Korean War.

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    27 June 2010


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. John M. Rogers, 26, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died June 27 at Forward Operating Base Blessing, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Pfc. Bryant J. Haynes, 21, of Epps, La., died June 26 in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 199th Support Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard, Alexandria, La.

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    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. David A. Holmes, 34, of Tennille, Ga., died June 26 at Sayed Abad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 810th Engineer Company, Swainsboro, Ga.

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    It was one year ago tonight when I started this topic. 75 pages, 744 posts later, we are no closer to the end of war.

    Why do we think we can accomplish what many have tried before? Alexander the Great, the British and Russians - they could not win in Afghanistan.

    So we keep sending our young men and women (and some not so young) to that God-forsaken country. For what - to come home in a flag-draped box?

    We should be ashamed of ourselves.

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    Sailor Missing From Korean War Identified

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

    U.S. Navy Ensign Robert W. Langwell, of Columbus, Ind., will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on July 12. On Oct. 1, 1950, Langwell was serving on the minesweeper USS Magpie when it sank after striking an enemy mine off the coast of Chuksan-ri, South Korea. Twelve crewmen were rescued, but Langwell was one of 20 men lost at sea.

    In June 2008, personnel from the Republic of South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense Agency for Killed in Action Recovery and Identification (MAKRI) canvassed towns in South Korea in an effort to gather information regarding South Korean soldiers unaccounted-for from the Korean War. An elderly fisherman, interviewed in the village of Chuksan-ri, reported that he and other villagers had buried an American serviceman in 1950 when his body was caught in the man’s fishing net.

    The MAKRI located the burial site on April 28, 2009, where they excavated human remains and military artifacts. The burial site was approximately three miles west of where the USS Magpie sank in 1950. The team turned the remains and artifacts over to U.S. Forces Korea, which sent them to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command for analysis.

    Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, JPAC scientists used dental comparisons in the identification of Langwell’s remains.

    With Langwell’s accounting, 8,025 service members still remain missing from the Korean War.
    Wow, over eight thousand people. That is very sad. How kind of the elderly man to share where this soldier was buried for so many years.

    My dad was in the infantry in Korea. We watched the Memorial Day concert with Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna on PBS and he was very teary through most of it. The only person he has talked at length with about what happened there (besides my mom) is my nephew. Whatever happened there made a big impression on him.

    P.S., Grace, re: post #744, I agree with you one thousand percent.
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    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died June 27 in Konar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    Killed were:

    Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw, 31, of Exeter, Maine; and

    Spc. David W. Thomas, 40, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

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    It is not US that should be ashamed but the stupid idiots that promised to end this war our so called President & Congress! We are the ones that are sending our family members over there. It must be the RICH MANS GREED in this country the USA for oil, minerals, & whatever Afghanistan has of value to be taken using our family members to get it. Thank you Grace for posting the casualties it is a big eye opener & sad so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonny View Post
    It is not US that should be ashamed but the stupid idiots that promised to end this war our so called President & Congress! We are the ones that are sending our family members over there. It must be the RICH MANS GREED in this country the USA for oil, minerals, & whatever Afghanistan has of value to be taken using our family members to get it. Thank you Grace for posting the casualties it is a big eye opener & sad so sad.
    Bonny - I did mean we as in the USA - the entire country, including those in Washington, not just the general population.

    But we, the general population, do share blame. Where did all the war protesters go? They were all over the place during Vietnam - even drove President Johnson out of office.

    Are we so complacent about life right now? Because there is no draft, we don't necessarily have to worry that our son, daughter, grandson, etc might have to go to war.

    I'm so angry with those in power. We elected those who said they would end the war - yeah, right

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    Grace, thank you so much for keeping this memorial going. I look at it every day and get saddened again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Why do we think we can accomplish what many have tried before? Alexander the Great, the British and Russians - they could not win in Afghanistan.
    I'm with you, Grace. I don't know why we are there again either.

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