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Jul 28th, 2009


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at least 4,329 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,454 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identifications:


Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon T. Lara, 20, New Braunfels, Texas, died July 19, 2009 in Ubaydi, Iraq, while supporting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Army Spc. Herberth A. Berrios-Campos, 21, Bealeton, Va., died July 24, 2009 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Monday, July 27, 2009, at least 680 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Latest identifications:


Army Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20, Riverdale, Ga., died July 20, 2009 in Maydan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Sgt. Gregory Owens, Jr., 24, Garland, Texas., died July 20, 2009 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Spc. Dennis J. Pratt, 34, Duncan, Okla., died July 20, 2009 in Maydan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army Spc. Andrew J. “Tuna” Roughton, 21, Houston, Texas., died July 20, 2009 in Maydan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack by enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


Army National Guard Sgt. Raymundo P. “Ray” Morales, 34, Dalton, Ga., died July 21, 2009 in Methar Lam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 148th Brigade Support Battalion, Georgia Army National Guard, Cedartown, Ga.


Army Spc. Randy L. J. Neff, Jr., 22, Blackfoot, Idaho, died July 22, 2009 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.


Army Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer, 24, Rochester, Pa., died July 22, 2009 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.


Navy Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Andrew Scott Charpentier, 21, Great Falls, Mont., died July 23, 2009 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., from a non-combat illness while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Marine Sgt. Ryan H. Lane, 25, Pittsburgh, Pa., died July 23, 2009 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in in Khan Neshin, Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher, 27, Oneida, N.Y., died July 23, 2009 in Garmsir, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos, 21, Yarmouth Port, Mass., died July 23, 2009 at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Army Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21, Spring Hill, Fla., died July 24, 2009 in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


Marine Pfc. Donald W. Vincent, 26, Gainesville, Fla., died July 25, 2009 at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago Today — July 28, 2008

On the Campaign Trail: Day 14

One year ago today, on the 14th day of my campaign campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, I said voters should see the Iraq war not only as a national security or foreign policy issue, but as a pocketbook issue, in that the war and occupation contributed to driving up the price of oil by weakening the dollar.

In that context, I pointed to a Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction report detailing billions of dollars lost on construction projects in Iraq. I also noted a mass-casualty tripple suicide bombing in Baghdad, carried out by female suicide bombers.

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