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Jul 22nd, 2011


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, July 22, 2011, at least 4,474 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to iCasualties.org.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,227 U.S. service members have been wounded as of April 30, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

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Army Reserve Spc. Daniel L. Elliott, 21, Youngsville, N.C., died July 15, 2011 in Basra, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Cary, N.C.


Army Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, 25, Colorado Springs, Colo., died July 17, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat incident. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, July 22, 2011, at least 1,679 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to iCasualties.org.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 11,181 U.S. service members have been wounded as of April 30, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero, 19, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, died July 15, 2011 of wounds suffered July 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.


Army Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, Colville, Wash., died July 15, 2011 at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan of injuries suffered July 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenade fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, 40, Rapid City, S.D., died July 15, 2011 of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was a cavalry scout assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.


Army Reserve Cpl. Raphael R. Arruda, 21, Ogden, Utah, died July 16, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 416th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Ogden, Utah.


Army Spc. Frank R. Gross, 25, Oldsmar, Fla., died July 16, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan of wounds sustained in Khowst province when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle rollover. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth B. Elwell, 33, of Holland, Pa., died July 17, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Army Pfc. Tyler M. Springman, 19, Hartland, Maine, died July 17, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Marine Lance Cpl. Jabari N. Thompson, 22, Brooklyn, N.Y., died July 17, 2011 of wounds sustained July 13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army National Guard Sgt. Omar A. Jones, 28, Crook, Colo., died July 18, 2011 in Balkh province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 126th Chemical Battalion, 92nd Troop Command, Nebraska National Guard, Wahoo, Neb.


Army National Guard Sgt. Edward W. Koehler, 47, Lebanon, Pa., died July 18, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his convoy with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 131st Transportation Company, 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, Williamstown, Pa.


Army National Guard Sgt. Brian K. Mowery, 49, Halifax, Pa., died July 18, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his convoy with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 131st Transportation Company, 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, Williamstown, Pa.


Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Vangiesen, 30, Erie, Pa., died July 18, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his convoy with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 131st Transportation Company, 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, Williamstown, Pa.


Army Staff Sgt. James M. Christen, 29, Loomis, Calif., died July 19, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Sgt. Jacob Molina, 27, Houston, Texas, died July 19, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

One Year Ago — July 22, 2010

Iraq Security Remains Fragile

One year ago today, I reported that a car bomb outside a Shiite mosque near Baqouba, Iraq, killed 15 people — the third deadly attack in the region in as many days — while a U.S. soldier was killed in a separate bombing in the same province. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed it shot down a helicopter that crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. service members.

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Two Years Ago — July 22, 2009

Iraqi City Declares Emergency

Two years ago today, on July 22, 2009, I reported that Iraq’s western city of Ramadi, Anbar province, declared a state of emergency and imposed a vehicle ban after several bomb attacks; bombs also exploded across Baghdad, killing 16 people and wounding dozens.

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Three Years Ago — July 22, 2008

Campaign Against Michele Bachmann: Day Eight

Three years ago today, on July 22, 2008 — the eighth day of my 2008 campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District — I reported being inundated with questionnaires from special interest groups. I also addressed the seemingly dim prospects for the Republican Party in the 2008 election and commented that the GOP generally faced a bleak outlook for the foreseeable future (see also “Future of the Republican Party”).





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