I subscribe to the Army Times, a weekly newspaper for soldiers. In every edition, they post the names of the men and women who have been killed the previous week in support of Operations Iraqi, and Enduring Freedom. I would like to start paying tribute to these men and women given the last full measure of devotion to their buddies, and their country. My prayers go out to the families of these brave Americans. May God be with them in their time of distress.
23 July-29 July
Afghanistan: 11 killed 139 wounded
Iraq: 1 killed 9 wounded
Marine Lance Corporal Abram L. Howard, 21, Williamsport, PA.
Army Specialist Joseph A. Bauer, 27, Cincinnati, OH.
Army Private First Class Andrew L Hand, 25, Enterprise, AL.
Army Sergeant Daniel Lim, 23, Cypress, CA.
Army Staff Sergeant Conrad A. Mora, 24, San Diego, CA.
Marine Lance Corporal Frederick E. Vazquez, 20, Melrose Park, IL.
Navy Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Justin McNeley, 30, Wheatridge, CO.
Navy Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jerod Newlove, 25, Renton, WA.
Army Private First Class James J Oquin, 20, El Paso, TX.
Marine Lieutenant Colonel Mario D. Carazo, 41, Springfield, OH.
Marine Major James M Weis, 37, Toms River, NJ.
Army 1st Lieutenant Michael L. Runyan, 24, Newark OH.
Rest in peace my fellow comrades.