The Iraq War: 10 Years of Casualties, With 1 From Caledonia

It's been 10 years since the start of the Iraq War. Caledonia lost one of its own in the Iraq War.

The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week — on March 19, 2003 — and although officially "over," fighting continues.

By one count, the war is directly responsible for 189,000 deaths, not including those who died from hardship caused by the fighting.

CNN has a stunning map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

In all, 4,802 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including 89 from Wisconsin.

Among them was one person from Caledonia. From the CNN war casualties web site:

me March 22, 2013 at 04:28 AM
Freedom is not free. God bless them and I thank them for allowing my kids to sleep safe at night.
Johnny Blade May 22, 2013 at 05:56 PM
The only reason we attacked Iraq is to protect the Petrodollar .. people need to wake up, just Mercenarys for the Military Industrial Complex, tell me what freedom they r protecting
c May 23, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Guess our industries, cars, trucks, military, etc don't need gas or oil to operate huh Johnny?
Johnny Blade May 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Oh another chicken hawk like all the warmongers here .. I will fight to the death to protect my freedom .. we are losing our freedoms here, so the soliders aren't protecting them by taking over a sovereign nation to steal their resources .. But if you are OK with that .. thats fine but call it what it is
Tim Jones May 27, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Johnny, If it was strictly about oil we would have left Saddam alone and lifted the sanctions.


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