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Oct 28th, 2011


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, October 28, 2011, at least 4,482 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, 32,200 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Sept. 30, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identifications:


Army Pfc. Steven F. Shapiro, 29, Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., died Oct. 21, 2011 in Tallil, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Capt. Shawn P. T. Charles, 40, Hickory, N.C., died Oct. 23, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas, from a non-combat illness. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson, 28, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., died Oct. 25, 2011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Support Activity, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, October 28, 2011, at least 1,823 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, 14,327 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Sept. 30, 2011, according to iCasualties.org.

Latest identifications:


Air Force Airman 1st Class Jerome D. Miller Jr., 23, Washington, D.C., died Oct. 13, 2011 due to a non-combat incident in Parwan province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 459th Security Forces Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, San Diego, Calif., died Oct. 22, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Pfc. Christopher A. Horns, 20, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Oct. 22, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Sgt. Paul A. Rivera, 26, Round Rock, Texas, died Oct. 22, 2011 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a vehicle rollover during an attack by enemy forces. He was assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Hohenfels, Germany.


Army National Guard 1st Lt. Ashley I. White, 24, Alliance, Ohio, died Oct. 22, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, Goldsboro, N.C.


Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan S. Bastean, 19, Pekin, Ill., died Oct. 23, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.


Army National Guard Sgt. Edward S. Grace, 39, South Dartmouth, Mass., died Oct. 23, 2011 in Silver Spring, Md., from a non-combat illness. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Massachusetts National Guard, Braintree, Mass.


Marine Lance Cpl. Jason N. Barfield, 22, Ashford, Ala., died Oct. 24, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.


Army Sgt. John A. Lyons, 26, Seaside Park, N.J., died Oct. 26, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Dunning, 31, Milpitas, Calif., died Oct. 27, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

One Year Ago — October 28, 2010

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

One year ago today, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Two Years Ago — October 28, 2009

Afghan War Closes in on Kabul

Two years ago today, on October 28, 2009, I reported that Taliban militants wearing suicide vests and armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked a residential hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing five U.N. staff members, including an American. Meanwhile, a car bomb coinciding with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first official visit to Pakistan struck a busy market in Peshawar, killing 100 people, mostly women and children.

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Three Years Ago — October 28, 2008

An ‘Endorsement’ — of Sorts — Against Bachmann

Three years ago today, on October 28, 2008 — the 10th day of my write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District — I reported that the University of Minnesota newspaper, the Minnesota Daily, editorialized that in view of Bachmann’s assertion on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews that Barack Obama might have “anti-American views” and that the media should investigate which members of Congress also hold anti-American views, students should make campaign contributions to Bachmann’s Democratic opponent Elwyn Tinklenberg or to her Republican write-in challenger Aubrey Immelman.





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