In honor of our fallen troops in Iraq, I am posting this site which tracks every soldier that has died as a result of the War on Iraq. At first glance it looks cold, but click on each month to go to a detailed listing including date, name & rank, place and cause of death.
When I clicked to refresh my mind as to what to type here, I was confronted with this:..." NAME NOT RELEASED YET - Baghdad (western part) Hostile - hostile fire..."
--obviously his family had not been notified. It's heartwrenching to look at. This is so very sad.
Here's pictures of the US Soldiers to make it even more personal:GALLERY OF U.S. MILITARY DEAD DURING IRAQ WAR TO FEBRUARY 9, 2005 "To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen" - Exhibit..."What started as a local art project is bringing tearful responses from across America. In College of Marin’s new “To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen” exhibit, art students and faculty have painted portraits of each American soldier who has died in Iraq – more than 1200 – each a 5x7 face staring straight into the eyes of the viewer......College of Marin art instructor Chester Arnold created the project after reading a newspaper story when the U.S. death toll in Iraq reached 1,000. He did not anticipate completing all of the portraits -- but the project proved so emotionally-compelling for the artists that they couldn't rest until they had painted them all..."
Also, here's the page which tracks Iraqi civilians that have died as a result of the war. No names here, the information is not as reliable or as current, but I want to include them too:Reported civilian deaths resulting from the US-led military intervention in Iraq
I got a little carried away with this link, but I bet the families and loved ones of all the lost lives wouldn't think so.