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    Aug 31st, 2010


    U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

    As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at least 4,416 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, 31,929 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 identification:

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    U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

    As of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at least 1,145 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.

    Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 7,643 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

    Latest identifications:


    Army Spc. Justin B. Shoecraft, 28, Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 24, 2010 at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device at Kakarak, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.


    Army Pfc. Chad D. Coleman, 20, Moreland, Ga., died Aug. 27, 2010 in the Dzardan district of Paktya province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.


    Marine Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder, 34, Pine City, Minn., died Aug. 27, 2010 in a blast from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


    Army Pvt. Adam J. Novak, 20, Prairie du Sac, Wis., died Aug. 27, 2010 in the Dzardan district of Paktya province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.


    Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James M. Swink, 20, Yucca Valley, Calif., died Aug. 27, 2010 in a vehicle accident while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was a hospital corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


    Army Sgt. James C. Robinson, 27, Lebanon, Ohio, died Aug. 28, 2010 at Paktika, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.


    Marine Gunnery Sgt. Floyd E. C. Holley, 36, Casselberry, Fla., died Aug. 29, 2010 in a blast while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


    Army Staff Sgt. James R. Ide V, 32, Festus, Mo., died Aug. 29, 2010 at Hyderabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany.


    Army Spc. Bryn T. Raver, 20, Harrison, Ark., died Aug. 29, 2010 in the Chaparhar district of Nangahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his military vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 28. Raver was assigned to 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.


    Army Capt. Ellery R. “Ray” Wallace, 33, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Aug. 29, 2010 in the Chaparhar district of Nangahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his military vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 28. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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    FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — August 31, 2009

    Michele Bachmann ‘Lies in Christ’

    One year ago today, I featured Bill Prendergast’s debunking of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s false claim that she had no interest in running for political office prior to being “called by God” to run for the Minnesota State Senate in 2000.

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    FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — August 31, 2008

    On the Campaign Trail: Day 48

    At the Minnesota State Fair: Paddy (2), Matt (11), Pam, and Tim Immelman (13), Aug. 31, 2008.
    At the entrance to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds: Paddy (2), Matt (11), Pam, and Tim Immelman (13).

    Two years ago today, on the 48th day of my 2008 campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, I took my family to the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.

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