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Sep 8th, 2011


One Year Ago — September 8, 2010

Iraqi Soldier Guns Down U.S. Troops

Staff Sgt. Philip C. Jenkins, 26, of Decatur, Ind. (left) and Pfc. James F. McClamrock, 22, of Huntersville, N.C. (right), died Sept. 7, 2010 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in a shooting incident in Salah ad-Din province. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

One year ago today, I reported that an Iraqi soldier sprayed gunfire at American troops guarding one of their commanders as he visited an Iraqi military base, killing two and wounding nine.


Two Years Ago — September 8, 2009

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

Image: Injured soldier at a hospital in Kirkuk, Iraq
A soldier is treated at a hospital in Kirkuk, Iraq, Sept. 8, 2009, after he was injured by a roadside bomb that killed the head of an anti-terrorism police unit and four of his bodyguards. (Photo credit: Marwan Ibrahim / AFP — Getty Images)

Two years ago today, on September 8, 2009, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, noting that four U.S. troops were killed that day in each of those countries.


Three Years Ago — September 8, 2008

Campaign Against Michele Bachmann: Day 56

Image: Iraq violence
Muntazer Ahmed, 4, was wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008. (Photo credit: The Associated Press)

Three years ago today, on September 8, 2008 — the 56th day of my 2008 campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District — I featured reporting from Minnesota Public Radio on the primary election, candidate information from the North Metro TV Voter Guide, and my campaign schedule for the final day of the campaign. I also provided an update on ongoing violence in Iraq.

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