[Vision2020] The Human Toll

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Sep 19 11:40:26 PDT 2006

>From the September 25, 2006 edition of the Army Times -


U.S. service members who died while supporting combat operations in Iraq,
confirmed by the Defense Department from September 8 through September 14:

Army Sgt. 1st Class Merideth L. Howard, 52, of Alameda, Calif.; assigned to
the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul, 43, of The Dalles, Ore.; assigned to the
405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Marine Cpl. Johnathan L. Benson, 21, of North Branch, Minn.; assigned to the
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Army Sgt. Nathaniel B. Lindsey, 38, of Troutdale, Ore.; assigned to the 41st
Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard,Portland, Ore. 

Army Pfc. Anthony P. Seig, 19, of Sunman, Ind.; assigned to the 118th
Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military
Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Fuga, 47, of Nuuli, American Samoa; assigned
to the 35th Special Troops Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, Kansas
City, Mo.

Army Spc. Alexander Jordan, 31, of Miami, Fla.; assigned to the 4th
Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort
Richardson, Alaska

Army Sgt. Jeremy E. DePottey, 26, of Ironwood, Mich.; assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

Army Spc. Harley D. Andrews, 22, of Weimar, Calif.; assigned to the 54th
Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg,

Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez, 23, of Texas; assigned to the 204th Support
Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Army Capt. Matthew C. Mattingly, 30, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; assigned to the
1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg,

Army Sgt. David T. Weir, 23, of Cleveland, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st
Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne
Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. 

Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan A. Miller, 19, of Pearland, Texas; assigned to 3rd
Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine
Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

September 8 - September 14
Killed: 12; wounded in action: 168

March 19, 2003 - September 14, 2006
Killed: 2,673; wounded in action: 20,113


And the beat goes on . . .

Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Vandalville, Idaho

"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil
and steady dedication of a lifetime."

-- Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.

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