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Nov 26th, 2010


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at least 4,430 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, more than 32,000 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s latest available tally.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

Latest identifications:


Army Staff Sgt. Loleni W. Gandy, 36, Pago Pago, American Samoa, died Nov. 19, 2010 in Balad, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Des Moines, Iowa.


Army Sgt. David J. Luff Jr., 29, Hamilton, Ohio, died Nov. 21, 2010 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at least 1,327 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, at least 9,100 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s latest available tally.

Latest identifications:


Air Force Lt. Col. Gwendolyn A. Locht, 46, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died November 16, 2010 in Houston, Texas, after having been medically evacuated from Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 22 for treatment of a non-combat illness. She was assigned to 96th Inpatient Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.


Marine Sgt. Jason T. Smith, 28, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Nov. 19, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Branch, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Marine Corps Bases Japan, Iwakuni, Japan.


Army Spc. David S. Robinson, 25, Fort Smith, Ark., died Nov. 20, 2010 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related accident. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.


Army Staff Sgt. Sean M. Flannery, 29, Wyomissing, Pa., died November 22, 2010 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.


Army Spc. William K. Middleton, 26, Norfolk, Va., died November 22, 2010 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.


Marine Lance Cpl. Arden J. Buenagua, 19, San Jose, Calif., died Nov. 24, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Marine 1st Lt. William J. Donnelly IV, 27, Picayune, Miss., died Nov. 25, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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Remember Their Sacrifice

Remember Their Sacrifice

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — November 26, 2009

President Obama’s 2009 Thanksgiving Message

One year ago today, I reported that President Barack Obama, in his 2009 Thanksgiving message, called the nation’s attention to the men and women in uniform who were away from home sacrificing time with family, and also spoke about health care reform, the Recovery Act, and job creation.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — November 26, 2008

Christians on the Run in Iraq

Image: Christians flee Mosul

Two years ago today, on Nov. 26, 2008, I reported that Iraq had lost more than half of its Christian population of some 1 million in an exodus that began after the 1991 Gulf War and escalated dramatically after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

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