July 25, 2003

Editorial:

Isn’t It Time to Start Impeachment Proceedings?

It was just a few years ago when President Bill Clinton lied about his sexual affair. The Republican Party considered this lie an impeachable offense, an outrageous affront to the people of the United States, and started the impeachment process. The Republicans and the President quibbled over what constituted a lie, and in the end the President survived this embarrassment.

Today, once again, we have a President who lied to the people of the United States. He lied about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He lied about the nuclear threat. He lied about the imminent danger. He lied about the chemical weapons that would be found. The difference between ex-President Clinton’s lies and President George Bush’s lies is that thousands of people are dead today because of Bush.

The Republicans are once again quibbling about what constitutes a lie. The rhetoric coming out of the White House now is the belief that there were weapons of mass destruction and the belief of imminent danger from chemical warfare and because they believed it to be so it wasn’t a lie. The facts have now come out that disputed or at the very least questioned those beliefs.

The President forged ahead and sold his story to the public and with the memory of 9/11 still fresh in our minds and with President Bush portraying the United States as a country on the verge of being attacked, convinced a Congress that did not want to appear un-patriotic, to give him unlimited power. Without the burden of Congressional approval President Bush thrust the United States into a war that was uncalled for.

President Bush must bear the responsibility for this war. President Bush ignored the weapons inspector’s reports and his own intelligence agencies that there were no weapons of mass destruction. President Bush defied the U.N. council in attacking Iraq. The President threatened and coerced the other nations to support the war effort.

Hundreds of American men and women have died in Iraq, and the counting continues. And lets not forget the thousands of innocent men, women, and children of Iraq that have either been killed or crippled due to this war.

War is hell and is, and has been, an action of last resort, when all other avenues to a resolution are explored and exhausted. And when you commit men and women to the battlefield to give their lives for a cause, the cause needs to be based in undisputable facts, not in the belief that there may or may not be, weapons of mass destruction.

The United States has destroyed a country that must now be rebuilt and will cost us, the taxpayers, Billions upon Billions of dollars. President George Bush, Jr., sent our men and women into a war to die, based on lies. The United States military is now committed to many more years of fighting and killing in Iraq. The President ignored his own intelligence agencies. And the President defied the United Nations. For these reasons Impeachment proceedings should be called for.

FALLEN WARRIORS
American Service Men Killed In

Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. Army

Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, Springfield, Va., April 2, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, Roswell, Ga., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, State College, Pa., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, Brownsville, Texas, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, Ohio, May 19, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, Lake Charles, La., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, 20, Independence, Mo., July 18, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, 25, Watha, N.C., July 21, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, 38, Elkhart, Ind., July 8, 2003, Kuwait
Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, 34, Apollo, Pa., April 5, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, Dracut, Mass., April 2, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, 39, Utica, Mass., May 28, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, 34, Cannon City, Colo., May 27, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22, Natchez, Miss., April 8, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. John E. Brown, 21, Troy, Ala., April 14, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Larry K. Brown, 22, Jackson, Miss., April 5, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, 24, Merrillville, Ind., April 22, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, Barnwell, S.C., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt, 26, Edina, Mo., June 6, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, 24, Wellsville, Kan., April 1, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27, Omaha, Neb., May 21, 3003, Iraq
Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, of King Hill, Idaho, May 8, 2003, Iraq
Cpt. Paul J. Cassidy, 36, Laingsburg, Mich., July 13, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Andrew F. Chris, 25, Calif., June 25, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Brett T. Christian, 27, North Royalton, Ohio, July 23, 2003, Iraq
1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin, Bethlehem, Pa., July 1, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, 22, Enterprise, Ala., June 28, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, 27, Soperton, Ga., July 14, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, Lewiston, Maine, April 4, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, Howell, N.J., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40, Alaska, April 3, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Jason L. Deibler, 20, Coeburn, Va., May 4, 2003, Kuwait
Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, 21, of Nemo, S.D., was killed on June 18, in Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, 23, Pulaski, Va., June 8, 2003, Iraq
Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, Cleveland, Ohio, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. David Evans Jr., 18, Buffalo, N.Y., May 25, 2003, Iraq
Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, 36, El Paso, Texas, April 2, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Jon P. Fettig, 30, Dickinson, N.D., July 22, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, 23, Dresden, Tenn., April 14, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, 19, San Antonio, Texas, June 17, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39, Spooner, Wis., July 9, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, 23, Townsend, Mass., July 20, 2003, Iraq
1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza, 43, Robstown, Texas, April 28, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, Springfield, Mo., May 1, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Michael T. Gleason, 25, Warren, Pa., May 30, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32, Midland, Mich., April 14, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, 20, Emerson, N.J., May 30, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, 31, of Lead, S.D., May 8, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, 19, Indianapolis, Ind., June 7, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, Bennington, Vt., April 2, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Atanacio Haromarin, 27, Baldwin Park, Calif., June 3, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, 39, Willingboro, N.J., April 10, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott, 20, Shakopee, Minn., July 3, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, 27, Malden, Ill., April 7, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Corey A. Hubbell, 20, Urbana, Ill., June 26, 2003, Kuwait
Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley Jr., 19, Forestport, N.Y., April 6, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, Granbury, Texas, April 2, 2003, Iraq
Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, Evansville, Ind., March 26, 2003, Spain (after evacuation from Kuwait)
Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25, Ridgecrest, Calif., April 24, 2003, Landstuhl, Germany (of injuries sustained in Iraq)
Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, Mobile, Ala., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, San Diego, Calif., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Jason D. Jordan, 24, Elba, Ala., July 20, 2003, Iraq
2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24, Clifton, Va., April 7, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Chad L. Keith, 21, Batesville, Ind., July 7, 2003, Iraq
Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, Comfort, Texas, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Spc. John K. Klinesmith Jr., 25, Stockbridge, Ga., June 12, 2003
Capt. Edward J. Korn, 31, Savannah, Ga., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, 29, Kingman, Ariz., June 18, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, 32, West Blocton, Ala., June 24, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23, Utah, April 3, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21, Seaford, Del., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Zachariah W. Long, 20, Milton, Pa., May 30, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, 50, Los Angeles, Calif., April 8, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, Arizona, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, Rock Springs, Wyo., April 14, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Robert L. McKinley, 23, Kokomo, Ind., July 8, 2003, Homburg, Germany
Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, Paterson, N.J., April 13, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, 23, Swartz Creek, Mich., April 8, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, 19, San Antonio, April, 7, 2003, Iraq
Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35, Rawlings, Md., April 7, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Kemon L. Mitchell, 24, Hilliard, Fla., May 26, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, 21, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.,June 19, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, 19, Hamburg, Iowa, May 26, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Gavin L. Neighbor, 20, Somerset, Ohio, June 10, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, 20, Montreal, Mo., July 12, 2003, Homburg, Germany
Spc. David T. Nutt, 32, Douglas, Ga., May 14, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Donald S. Oaks Jr., 20, Erie, Pa., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Branden F. Oberleitner, 20, Worthington, Ohio, June 5, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Richard P. Orengo, 32, Puerto Rico, June 26, 2003, Iraq
1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26, Delano, Calif., April 25, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, 27, Columbus, Ohio, missing June 25, 2003, death confirmed June 28, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, 25, Shelbyville, Ind., June 16, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. David B. Parson, 30, Kannapolis, N.C., July 6, 2003, Iraq
Master Sgt. William L. Payne, 46, Michigan, May 16, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, 26, Flint, Mich., April 2, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Jose A. Perez III, 22, San Diego, Texas, May 28, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, 30, Michigan, May 26, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, 37, Linden, N.J., missing June 25, 2003, death confirmed June 28, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, Tuba, Ariz., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, 30, Naperville, Ill., June 13, 2003
Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, Alabama, April 6, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36, Pocono Summit, Pa., July 13, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, 37, Tampa, Fla., May 27, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, 36, Longmont, Colo., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25, East Lansing, Mich., May 3, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, Conyers, Ga., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, 27, Colo., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. John T. Rivero, 23, Tampa, Fla., April 17, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33, Pentwater, Mich., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, 23, Hamilton, Ohio, May 8, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Brandon J. Rowe, 20, Roscoe, Ill., March 31, 2003, Iraq
2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, 25, Katy, Texas, July 19, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 54, Bon Aqua, Tenn., July 9, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Rasheed Sahib, 22, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 18, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, Hobart, Ind., March 24, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr., 46, Aurora, Colo., July 7, 2003, Iraq
Maj. Mathew E. Schram, 36, Wisconsin, May 26, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Christian C. Schulz, 20, Colleyville, Texas, July 11, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, Morrisville, Pa., March 22, 2003, Kuwait
Pvt. Brandon Ulysses Sloan, 19, Bedford, Ohio, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Corey L. Small, 20, East Berlin, Pa., July 3, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, 41, Calif., April 2, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, 25, Odessa, Mo., May 26, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Orenthial J. Smith, 21, Allendale, S.C., June 22, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, Tampa, Fla., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon , 32, Fayetteville, N.C., March 28, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr., 20, Houston, Texas, June 27, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, 36, Pendleton, Ore., April 8, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Joseph D. Suell, 24, Lufkin, Texas, June 16, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21, North Brunswick, N.J., April 25, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, Portland, Ore., March 22, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, 24, Apex, N.C., June 17, 2003, Kuwai
Sgt. Melissa Valles, 26, Eagle Pass, Texas, July 9, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, Columbus, Ohio, May 8, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Donald Ralph Walters, 33, Missouri, March 23, 2003. Iraq
Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, Palm Bay, Fla., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Spc. Jeffrey M. Wershow, 22, Gainesville, Fla., July 6, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, Utah, July 17, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, Highland, N.Y., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29, Phenix City, Ala., July 20, 2003, Iraq

U.S. Navy
Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, La Mesa, Calif., March 22, 2003, Over International Waters
Petty Officer Third Class Doyle W. Bollinger, Jr., 21, Poteau, Okla., June 6, 2003, Iraq
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, Little Rock, Ark., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, 26, Gering, Neb., July 17, 2003, Iraq
Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, Mesa, Ariz., April 2, 2003, Iraq

U.S. Air Force
Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, Amarillo, Texas, April 7, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., 31, Elgin, S.C., May 13, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, 29, Clio, Mich., April 8, 2003, Iraq
Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, Boise, Idaho, March 25, 2003, Kuwait
Maj. William R. Watkins III, 37, Danville, Va., April 7, 2003, Iraq

U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, 26, Durham, N.C., April 2, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Todd Arnold, 30, Spring, Texas, April 22, 2003, Iraq
Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, Waterville, Maine, March 21, 2003, Kuwait
Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, Palm Beach, Fla., April 7, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 21, Coahoma, Texas, April 3, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, Bloomington, Ill., March 21, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Oxnard, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, Broken Arrow, Okla., March 24, 2003, Iraq
Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., 39, Ossian, Iowa, April 10, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Travis J. Bradachnall, 21, Multnomah County, Ore., July 2, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Burns, 22, Vancouver, Wash., May 9, 2003, Kuwait
Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key, Fla., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, Buffalo, N.Y., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, Roy, Utah, March 29, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, Waterford, Conn., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert William Channell Jr., 36, Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 22, 2003, Iraq
2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, Harrison, Miss., March 21, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, Sparks, Nev., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, Sherwood, Ore., March 30, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, 19, Derby, Kan., June 15, 2003
Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, 21, Burlington, Vt., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Travis A. Ford, 30, Ogallala, Neb., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Cape Coral, Fla., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Costa Mesa, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza Jr., 20, Temperance, Mich., April 8, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin, 18, Santee, Calif., July 15, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 30, Macon, Ill., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, Hileah, Fla., April 14, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, Indio, Calif., April 12, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, El Monte, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, 22, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner, 19, Ohio City, Ohio, April 2, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, Los Angeles, Calif., March 21, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Nicholas M. Hodson, 22, Smithville, Mo., March 22, 2003, Iraq
Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, Boiling Springs, S.C., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Evan T. James, 20, LaHarpe, Ill., March 24, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Brazoria, Texas, March 23, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, Houston, Texas, March 21, 2003, Kuwait
Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, Irvington, Ill., May 13, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, Scott, Iowa, March 24, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21, Schaumburg, Ill, May 12, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, Troutville, Va., March 30, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, 19, Snow Camp, N.C., April 22, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, 28, Newsite, Miss., June 1, 2003, Landstuhl, Germany (of injuries sustained in Iraq)
Capt. Andrew David LaMont, 31, Eureka, Calif., May 19, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, 29, Washington, D.C., June 25, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, Lansdale, Pa., April 1, 2003, Kuwait
Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, Chino, Calif., May 18, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, Los Angeles, Calif., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, Richmond, Va., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, 23, St. George, Del., March 30, 2003, Iraq
1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25, Pembroke, Mass., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21, Fort Worth, Texas, April 7, 2003, Iraq
Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, San Jose, Calif., March 27, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Jason David Mileo, 20, Centreville, Md., April 14, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, San Marcos, Calif., May 19, 2003, Iraq
Major Kevin G. Nave, 36, Union Lake, Mich., March 26, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, Nashville, Tenn., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O’Day, 20, Santa Rosa, Calif., March 25, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Eric James Orlowski, 25, Buffalo, N.Y., March 22, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr., 20, Winchester, Va., April 12, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, Yuma, Ariz., March 28, 2003, Iraq
1st Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Tonopah, Nev., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, Casper, Wyo., March 23, 2003, Iraq
Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25, Hammond, Ind., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, Norwalk, Calif., May 12, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, Queens, N.Y., March 28, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, Calif., March 23, 2003, Iraq
1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, Aurora, Ill., May 19, 2003, Iraq
Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, 29, Rehobeth, Mass., April 4, 2003, Iraq
Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 22, Chula Vista, Calif., April 3, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, Thornton, Colo., March 23, 2003, Iraq
1st Sgt. Edward Smith, 38, Chicago, Ill., April 5, 2003, Qatar
Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20, Anderson, Ind., May 10, 2003, Kuwait
Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, Beaver Dam, Wis., May 19, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, Escondido, Calif., March 27, 2003, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, New York, N.Y., April 11, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, 20, Moreno Valley, Calif., July 9, 2003, Kuwait
Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, Baltimore, Md., March 21, 2003, Kuwait
Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Okla., May 19, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, Brooklyn, N.Y., March 29, 2003, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, Yuma, Ariz., March 23, 2003, Iraq

Source: U.S. Department of Defense http://www.defendamerica.mil/fallen.html

Letters to the Editor Return to the Frontpage