If you have lost a loved one it may be better to not read this, life is difficult enough without reminding people. Richard
Deaths of Americans rise in Iraq 9-21-05
Reference AP reporting in the Orange County Register CA
According to the AP the US toll is now over 1900. The most deaths suffered by state are California and Texas.
I extracted from the article chart US deaths in Iraq by age.
46- > 1%
The TV media is focused on recent storms with little reporting on our serviceman fighting in Iraq. Seeing our fighting troops doing battle on the TV military channel shows bravery and determination by them to achieve their goal.
I have read at times our troops may be in Iraq for 5 or more years to help establish a stable and lasting government. Have you discussed with your teen children age 15 or so events in the near east and how it may impact their lives? Are you willing to have your sons and daughters joining up in the fight?
When we loose a family member there are many more lives affected by the loss. Will you face your parents and tell them their grandson or grand-daughter is dead fighting for (plug in a reason). Why do you think most deaths in Iraq are in the age group 18-25.
I hope to generate some interest in this thread by listing information and questions. Please don’t flame me, lets hear some good conversation. There is still a first amendment in force I believe!!! LOL :smile: