Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 28, 200

Marine Pfc. Bufford K. Van Slyke, 22, of Bay City, Mich
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Marine Sgt. Chad M. Allen, 25, of Maple Lake, Minn.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war. . . and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

- James Madison, April 20, 1795

Why Have So Many U.S. Attorneys Been Fired? It Looks a Lot Like Politics

By Adam Cohen

Carol Lam, the former United States attorney for San Diego, is smart and tireless and was very good at her job. Her investigation of Representative Randy Cunningham resulted in a guilty plea for taking more than $2 million in bribes from defense contractors and a sentence of more than eight years. Two weeks ago, she indicted Kyle Dustin Foggo, the former No. 3 official in the C.I.A. The defense-contracting scandal she pursued so vigorously could yet drag in other politicians.

In many Justice Departments, her record would have won her awards, and perhaps a promotion to a top post in Washington. In the Bush Justice Department, it got her fired.

Ms. Lam is one of at least seven United States attorneys fired recently under questionable circumstances. The Justice Department is claiming that Ms. Lam and other well-regarded prosecutors like John McKay of Seattle, David Iglesias of New Mexico, Daniel Bogden of Nevada and Paul Charlton of Arizona — who all received strong job evaluations — performed inadequately.

It is hard to call what’s happening anything other than a political purge. And it’s another shameful example of how in the Bush administration, everything — from rebuilding a hurricane-ravaged city to allocating homeland security dollars to invading Iraq — is sacrificed to partisan politics and winning elections.

U.S. attorneys have enormous power. Their decision to investigate or indict can bankrupt a business or destroy a life. They must be, and long have been, insulated from political pressures. Although appointed by the president, once in office they are almost never asked to leave until a new president is elected. The Congressional Research Service has confirmed how unprecedented these firings are. It found that of 486 U.S. attorneys confirmed since 1981, perhaps no more than three were forced out in similar ways — three in 25 years, compared with seven in recent months.

It is not just the large numbers. The firing of H. E. Cummins III is raising as many questions as Ms. Lam’s. Mr. Cummins, one of the most distinguished lawyers in Arkansas, is respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. But he was forced out to make room for J. Timothy Griffin, a former Karl Rove deputy with thin legal experience who did opposition research for the Republican National Committee. (Mr. Griffin recently bowed to the inevitable and said he will not try for a permanent appointment. But he remains in office indefinitely.)

The Bush administration cleared the way for these personnel changes by slipping a little-noticed provision into the Patriot Act last year that allows the president to appoint interim U.S. attorneys for an indefinite period without Senate confirmation.

Three theories are emerging for why these well-qualified U.S. attorney were fired — all political, and all disturbing.

Washington Post-ABC News Poll = More Bad News for Administration

Dow Down 416 Points Today!

An overnight plunge in the Chinese stock market rippled across the globe today and sent U.S. stocks into a sharp downturn, with the Dow Jones industrial average at one point sinking by more than 500 points during the final hour of trading.

The sell-off underscored fears that worldwide economic growth — particularly in the U.S. — may be slowing from its torrid pace of the last year.

After dropping nearly 550 points, the Dow Jones, the key U.S. financial index, recouped some of the losses but still ended the day down 416.02, or 3.29%, to close at 12,216.24 on heavy volume of more than 2 billion shares.

Impeachment Movement Joins Anti-War Movement to March on the Pentagon

On March 17 2007, tens of thousands of people will join together to March on the Pentagon. The country's largest Impeachment group, which has more than 850,000 signers and was founded by Ramsey Clark in January 2003, has announced that it is joining with the anti-war movement and mobilizing for the demonstration. This past Saturday at a significant impeachment strategy session in New York City, other major impeachment and peace groups also decided to make the Saturday March 17, March on the Pentagon a primary focus of a new phase of impeachment initiatives that they will be supporting.

The March on the Pentagon is initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) which has organized the largest anti-war demonstrations in Washington D.C. and around the country since the start of Bush's endless "war on terrorism." The March 17 demonstration is receiving widespread support from active-duty soldiers, veterans and family members who will be leading the march. An unprecedented student and youth mobilization is underway on campuses. The Muslim and Arab community is organizing around the country. There are already more than 150 cities that are organizing transportation to Washington and more than 40 states. More information is available at

"Impeachment t of government officials for criminal acts and betrayal of the public trust is not a politically partisan matter. The war in Iraq was based on the administration lying to Congress and to the people. It is a war of aggression," said constitutional rights lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, "The message of impeachment is spreading throughout the United States. Although no member of Congress has introduced articles of impeachment it is becoming an increasingly popular demand at the grassroots."

Keith Olbermann: Secretary Rice, Get Your Facts Straight!

Keith took Condi to task for making the following ridiculous and historically inaccurate analogy on FOX News.

They Don't Care to Capture Bin Laden

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Army Chief of Staff, on capturing Osama bin Laden:

"I don't know that it's all that important, frankly."

If they care about capturing the man who actually attacked us on 9/11 and killed nearly 3,000 Americans, they have a funny way of showing it. Honestly, I don't know why the opposition party, the media and the American public are not absolutely outraged by this.

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 27, 200

Army Staff Sgt. Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, 22, of San Juan, Puerto Rico
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Sgt. Richard A. Soukenka, 30, of Oceanside, Calif.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Spc. Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24, of Takoma Park, Md.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Cpl. Lorne E. Henry Jr., 21, of Niagra Falls, N.Y.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Pfc. Daniel Zizumbo, 27, of Chicago, Ill
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Monday, February 26, 2007

In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed.

-Eduardo Galeano

Exotic animals seen where Antarctic ice used to be

Spindly orange sea stars, fan-finned ice fish and herds of roving sea cucumbers are among the exotic creatures spied off the Antarctic coast in an area formerly covered by ice, scientists reported on Sunday.

This is the first time explorers have been able to catalog wildlife where two mammoth ice shelves used to extend for some 3,900 square miles over the Weddell Sea.

At least 5,000 years old, the ice shelves collapsed in two stages over the last dozen years. One crumbled 12 years ago and the other followed in 2002.

Global warming is seen as the culprit behind the ice shelves' demise, said Gauthier Chapelle of the Polar Foundation in Brussels.

Most Americans Have No Idea How Many Iraqis Have Died

Americans know exactly how many Americans have been killed, but are wildly off the mark when asked to estimate Iraqi deaths in the war.

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 26, 200

Army Lance Cpl. Anthony Aquirre, 20, of Channelview, Texas
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Sgt. William J. Beardsley, 25, of Coon Rapids, Minn
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Sunday, February 25, 2007

“Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand”

-Bodie Thoene

Ohio St. clinches title with 49-48 win over Wisconsin

Mike Conley Jr. drove the lane and made a runner with 4 seconds left to give No. 2 Ohio State a 49-48 victory over top-ranked Wisconsin on Sunday, clinching the Buckeyes' second consecutive Big Ten title.

The game marked the first time Big Ten teams have met in a 1 vs. 2 game.

Forgotten Heroes

The issue of veterans' care jumped into the headlines last week when The Washington Post published a series about Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The stories revealed decay and mismanagement at the hospital, and provoked shock and concern among politicians in both parties. "The doctors were fantastic," a Walter Reed patient, 21-year-old Marissa Strock, tells NEWSWEEK. "But some of the nurses and other staffers here have been a nightmare." Strock suffered multiple injuries, including broken bones, a lacerated liver and severely bruised lungs, when her Humvee rolled over an improvised explosive device on Nov. 24, 2005. She later had both her legs amputated. "I think a big part of [Walter Reed's problems] is they just don't have enough people to adequately handle all the wounded troops coming in here every day," she says. (Walter Reed did not respond to requests for comment about Strock's case.) The Pentagon responded swiftly to the Post series. It vowed to investigate what went wrong and immediately sent a repair crew to repaint and fix the damage to the aging buildings. The revelations were especially shocking because Walter Reed is one of the country's most prestigious military hospitals, often visited by prominent politicians, including the president. But it is just one part of a vast network of hospitals and clinics that serve wounded soldiers and veterans throughout the country. A NEWSWEEK investigation focused not on one facility but on the services of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a 235,000-person bureaucracy that provides medical care to a much larger number of servicemen and women from the time they're released from the military, and doles out their disability payments. Our reporting paints a grim portrait of an overloaded bureaucracy cluttered with red tape; veterans having to wait weeks or months for mental-health care and other appointments; families sliding into debt as VA case managers study disability claims over many months, and the seriously wounded requiring help from outside experts just to understand the VA's arcane system of rights and benefits. "In no way do I diminish the fact that there are veterans out there who are coming in who require treatment and maybe are not getting the treatment they need," White House Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto tells NEWSWEEK. "It's real and it exists."

Levin: Last Congress Didn’t Investigate Walter Reed Because ‘They Did Not Want To Embarrass’ Bush

From Think Progress:

On NBC’s Meet the Press today, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) argued that the Senate Armed Services Committee did not conduct oversight of the treatment at military facilities in recent years because “they did not want to embarrass the President.” As the new chairman of the committee, Levin said he will be visiting Walter Reed this week and holding a hearing on March 6.

See video HERE.

Army holding down disability ratings

The Army is deliberately shortchanging troops on their disability retirement ratings to hold down costs, according to veterans’ advocates, lawyers and services members, and the Inspector General has identified 87 problems in the system that need fixing.

Read about the IG report

“These people are being systematically underrated,” said Ron Smith, deputy general counsel for Disabled American Veterans. “It’s a bureaucratic game to preserve the budget, and it’s having an adverse affect on service members.”


The numbers of people approved for permanent or temporary disability retirement in the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force have stayed relatively stable since 2001.

But in the Army — in the midst of a war — the number of soldiers approved for permanent disability retirement has plunged by more than two-thirds, from 642 in 2001 to 209 in 2005, according to a Government Accountability Office report last year. That decline has come even as the war in Iraq has intensified and the total number of soldiers wounded or injured there has soared above 15,000.

Keith Olbermann: How We Treat Our Veterans

Not ONE Member of the Bush Extended Family Has Served in Iraq!

From Buzzflash:

Not one -- of any of Bush's children or his nieces and nephews have volunteered for service in any branch of the military or volunteered to serve in any capacity in Iraq. Not one of them has felt the cause was noble enough to put his or her life on the line.

If Iraq is such an "honorable" cause, how come not one -- not one -- of Bush's extended family has joined the military to fight there? Not one.

Same for Cheney's family.

Bush and Cheney were cowards who avoided service in Vietnam, sending other men to die for them. Now, they've made elitist craven "warmongering" a family affair.

They are frauds who send off the children of other American families to die in one of their many delusional "fiascos." And then they mistreat the wounded veterans, after not giving them sufficient protective gear to begin with.

US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

Some of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.

Iran fires 'first space rocket'

But officials said it was just for research and would not go into orbit.

Experts say if Iran has fired a rocket into space it would cause alarm abroad as it would mean scientists had crossed important technological barriers.

Iran has made little secret of its desire to become a space power and already has a satellite in orbit launched by the Russians.

The latest launch - if confirmed - comes at a time of mounting tension between Tehran and the West over Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report

Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead from President George W. Bush, The New Yorker magazine reported in its latest issue.

The special planning group was established within the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in recent months, according to an unidentified former U.S. intelligence official cited in the article by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh in the March 4 issue.

Army files new charges in Watada court-martial

The Army has filed a new round of charges against a Fort Lewis officer who refused to deploy to Iraq and spoke out publicly against the war, resurrecting a high-profile case aborted by a mistrial two weeks ago.

In a widely expected move, the Army on Friday filed the same charges against Lt. Ehren Watada that were brought against him in the wake of his refusal to board a plane bound for the Middle East on June 22.

Watada is charged with missing troop movement and conduct unbecoming an officer for statements critical of the Bush administration and the war that he made in speeches and to journalists.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

We cloak ourselves in cold indifference to the unnecessary suffering of others--even when we cause it.

– James Carroll

Fox Attacks Obama

Fox is not a credible news outlet and needs to be stopped. will give you the information and tools you need to hit fox where it hurts. The current video presents the erroneous and slanted stories Fox recently ran about Barack Obama. In response, Obama refused to appear on Fox. Watch the video, then follow Obama's lead and... Do Something.

White House warns against Iraq pullout

Brushing aside criticism from the White House, Senate Democrats said Friday their next challenge to President Bush's Iraq war policy would require the gradual withdrawal of U.S. combat troops beginning within 120 days.

The draft legislation also declares the war "requires principally a political solution" rather than a military one.

The provisions are included in a measure that would repeal the authority that lawmakers gave Bush in 2002, months before the invasion of Iraq, and replace it with a far more limited mission.

Israel seeks all clear for Iran air strike

Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon.

.....I may be naive but why aren't they negotiating with democratic government of Iraq?

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 24, 2007

Army Spc. Ethan J. Biggers, 22, of Beavercreek, Ohio
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Sgt Jeremy D. Barnett, 27, of Mineral City, Ohio
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Friday, February 23, 2007

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 23, 2007

Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Hager, 29, of Broomfield, Colorado
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Pfc. Rowan D. Walter, 25, or Winnetka, Calif
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Pfc. Travis W. Buford, 23, of Galveston, Texas
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 22, 2007

Army Staff Sgt. David R. Berry, 37, of Wichita, Kansas
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 21, 2007

Army Pfc. Jason D. Johns, 19, of Frankton, Ind.
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The soul of our country needs to be awakened . . .When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.

Veterans Fast for Life

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Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 20, 2007

Army Sgt. Richard L. Ford, 40, of East Hartford, Conn.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Sgt. Clinton W. Ahlquist, 23, of Creede, Colorado
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Spc. Louis G. Kim, 19, of West Covina, Calif.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Monday, February 19, 2007

6 of 7 Dismissed U.S. Attorneys Had Positive Job Evaluations

All but one of the U.S. attorneys recently fired by the Justice Department had positive job reviews before they were dismissed, but many ran into political trouble with Washington over issues ranging from immigration to the death penalty, according to prosecutors, congressional aides and others familiar with the cases.

Two months after the firings first began to make waves on Capitol Hill, it has also become clear that most of the prosecutors were overseeing significant public-corruption investigations at the time they were asked to leave. Four of the probes target Republican politicians or their supporters, prosecutors and other officials said.

The emerging details stand in contrast to repeated statements from the Justice Department that six of the Republican-appointed prosecutors were dismissed because of poor performance. In one of the most prominent examples, agency officials pointed to widely known management and morale problems surrounding then-U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan in San Francisco.

But the assertions enraged the rest of the group, some of whom feel betrayed after staying silent about the way they have been shoved from office.

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 19, 2007

Marine Pfc. Brett A. Witteveen, 20, of Shelby, Mich
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Sgt. Pedro J. Colon, 25, of Cicero, Ill
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie, 25, of Poteau, Okla.
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Pfc. Matthew C. Bowe, 19, of Coraopolis, Pa.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Pfc. Adare W. Cleveland, 19, of Anchorage, Alaska
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Sgt. Shawn M. Dunkin, 25, of Columbia, S.C.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Spc. Montrel S. Mcarn, 21, of Raeford, N.C.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Complete Casualty List

Sunday, February 18, 2007

When the President starts lying he begins to need evidence to back up his lies because in this democracy he is questioned on his statements. It then percolates down through the bureaucracy that you are helping the Boss if you come up with evidence that is supportive of our public position and you are distinctly unhelpful if you commit to paper statements that might leak to the wrong people.

The effect of that is to poison the flow of information to the President himself and to create a situation where a President can be almost, to use a metaphor, psychotically divorced from the realities in which he is acting...."

-Daniel Ellsburg to the US Senate on Foreign Relations, May 13, 1970

Iraq War Resolution Debate - Tim Ryan

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) delivers his speech on the Iraq War Resolution during Thursday's debate on the floor of the house. He's my new elected democrat boyfriend -- watch this clip and you will love him too!

BUSH Budget cuts veterans’ health care

The Bush administration plans to cut funding for veterans’ health care two years from now — even as wounded troops returning from Iraq could overwhelm the system.

After an increase sought for next year, the Bush budget would turn current trends on their head. Even though the cost of providing medical care to veterans has been growing rapidly — by more than 10 percent in many years — White House budget documents assume consecutive cutbacks in 2009 and 2010 and a freeze thereafter.

The proposed cuts are at odds with recent VA budget trends — its medical care budget has risen every year for two decades and 83 percent in the six years since Bush took office — sowing suspicion that the White House is making them up to make its long-term deficit figures look bette

Iraq Vote In Senate Blocked By GOP

Senate Republicans for a second time blocked a symbolic attempt by Democrats to reject President Bush's troop increase yesterday, but GOP defections were higher than before, suggesting Republican cracks as the Iraq war dominates Congress's agenda.

With the 56 to 34 vote, Democrats fell shy of the 60 votes required to kick off debate on a nonbinding resolution passed by the House last week that expresses support for the troops but criticizes Bush's decision to expand combat ranks by more than 20,000 troops. Senate Democrats picked up five new Republican allies in their effort to advance the resolution, bringing the GOP total to seven.

Sen. Russell Feingold: Congress Must Defund the War

We are approaching the four-year anniversary of one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in our country's history. In March 2003, with the prior authorization of Congress, the President took this country to war in Iraq. Almost four years later, virtually every objective observer--and, more importantly, the American people--agree that the President's policy has failed.

Even the President acknowledges his plan hasn't worked, though his solution is not a new plan but a troop escalation. Of course, sending more troops to implement what is essentially the same flawed strategy makes no sense. The American people agree that it makes no sense. And most of my colleagues agree that it makes no sense.

The question becomes, with a President unable or unwilling to fix a flawed policy that is jeopardizing our national security and military readiness, what should we in Congress do about our country's involvement in this disastrous war? Do we do nothing, and hope that the President will put things right, when he has shown time and again that he is incapable of doing so? Do we tell the President that we aren't happy with the way the war is going and hope that he will change course? Or do we take strong, decisive action to fix the President's mistaken, self-defeating policies?

It's pretty clear which course of action I support. It's the course of action that the American people called for in the November elections. It's the course of action that our national security needs, so we don't continue to neglect global threats and challenges while we focus so much of our resources on Iraq. It's the course of action that will support our brave troops and their families.

We must end our involvement in this tragic and misguided war. The President will not do so. Therefore, Congress must act.


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Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility

For all the Republican posturing this past week about "Supporting The Troops" --- please have them take to the floor and explain THIS!!!!!!

Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan's room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses.

This is the world of Building 18, not the kind of place where Duncan expected to recover when he was evacuated to Walter Reed Army Medical Center from Iraq last February with a broken neck and a shredded left ear, nearly dead from blood loss. But the old lodge, just outside the gates of the hospital and five miles up the road from the White House, has housed hundreds of maimed soldiers recuperating from injuries suffered in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 3186/345

Most Recent Casualties:

February 18, 2007

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M.
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Pvt. Kelly D. Youngblood, 19, of Mesa, Arizona
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Hershel D. McCants Jr., 33, of Arizona
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Spc. Travis R. Vaughn, 26, of Reinbeck, Iowa
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 John A. Quinlan, 36 of New Jersey
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Sgt. Matthew S. Apuan, 27, of Las Cruces, N.M.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Pfc. Chad E. Marsh, 20, of Wichita, Kansas
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

Army Pfc. Kristofer D.S. Thomas, 18, of Roseville, Calif.
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs, 20, of Edwardsville, Ill
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Spc. Brandon D. Gordon, 21 of Naples, Fla
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Sgt. Adam A. Wilkinson, 23, of Fort Carson, Colorado
-Operation Enduring Freedom

Marine Lance Cpl. Blank H. Howey, 20, of Glendora, Calif.
-Operation Iraqi Freedom

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