Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

From Facebook OIF Veterans
Remembering those who died for me and for us.

Iraq War
US Military :4,488
Contractors: 1,487
Coalition Forces: 319
Unknown Number of Iraqi Police and Army as well as local militias dedicated to peace and protecting their homes.

Afghanistan War
US Military:  2,227
Coalition Forces: 1,088
Unknown Number of Contractors, Civilians, Afghan Police and Army as well as local militias dedicated to peace and protecting their homes.
Numbers from Antiwar.com and iCasualties

In Afghanistan I was surrounded by a landscape that constantly reminded me of the fallen.  However, back in the United States there are few reminders that Memorial Day is anything more than just National BBQ Day.  Remember the fallen today and give thanks.

Nicholas A. Robertson was an elite in America's Army.  He died for us on April 2, 2008.  For everyone outside his unit and his family his death went unnoticed that day.  Let us not forget to be thankful for him and the others like him.

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