Monday, May 28, 2007

Ya know, last year I said it about as well as I know how.
Afganistan~ There have been 575 coalition deaths -- 386 Americans as of May 24, 2007, according to a CNN count.
Iraq~ There have been 3,711 coalition deaths -- 3,435 Americans, in the war in Iraq as of May 24, 2007, according to a CNN count.

Persian Gulf War~ 382 U.S. casualties
Viet Nam War~ 58,200 U.S. casualties
Korean War~ 36,574 U.S. casualties
World War Two~ 405,399 casualties
World War One~ 116,516 casualties
Spanish-American War~2,246 casualties
Civil War~ Approx. 500,000 casualties

We have not forgotten.

15 comments:

ARM said...

Thank you for doing this. I could not find the proper words to attempt myself.

No, we have not forgotten.

lime said...

indeed we have not...

furiousBall said...

I had dinner with my grandfather who server for the US Army during WWII and Korea, if it wasn't for the folks that have served our country things would not be as great as they are today. God Bless 'em all.

Dorky Dad said...

Thanks for the reminder ... war is very, very brutal. And I am very thankful that all these people, who are leaving their homes and families, are over there sacrificing their lives at the call of their country.

yerdoingitwrong said...

Selfless people they are. My prayers and my thanks are sent daily.

Great post!

wreckless said...

amen!

Chikken said...

Nor shall we...

Well said, hon.

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Wow. Very nice tribute to your troops there Logo.
War. What is it good for.
You know the rest.
xo

S said...

Argh....

Blither said...

cheers Ms Logo!

jules said...

Well Done.

Diesel said...

And when you consider how many fewer people lived in the U.S. at, say, the time of the Civil War, it's really almost unimaginable.

Mike M said...

Unfortunately we Americans forget easily and only remember when we are directly affected.

Great blog! I will be back for more. -0-0-

The Grunt said...

I wonder how many lives have been ruined versus saved were a result of the War on Drugs. That would be an interesting tally.

This post moved me, actually.

Gawpo said...

Yet not a single word about how many perished, during those respective time spans, on motorcycles. Conspiracy.