Requiem

March 06, 2007 by barbara

Debi Smith at Smirking Chimp posts a list of U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq in February. Grim reminder of the ultimate price for George's War. Read the names. One by one. Slowly. Read the ages. Lives truncated, future promise extinguished in the madness of war. And then remember this: We can support our troops or we can support George Bush. It is not possible to do both. Read on, please.

Army Spc. Eric R. Sieger, 18, of Layton, Utah
Army Sgt. Maj. Michael C. Mettille, 44, of West St. Paul, Minnesota
Marine Cpl. Richard O. Quill III, 22, of Roswell, Georgia
Army Pfc. Kenneth T. Butler, 21, of East Liverpool, Ohio
Army Pfc. David C. Armstrong, 21, of Zanesville, Ohio
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Terry J. Elliott, 34, of Middleton, Tennessee
Navy Hospitalman Matthew G. Conte, 22, of Mogadore, Ohio
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason G. Defrenn, 34, of Barnwell, South Carolina
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Keith Yoakum, 41, of Hemet, California
Army Capt. Kevin C. Landeck, 26, of Illinois
Army Staff Sgt. Terrence D. Dunn, 38, of Houston, Texas
Army Spc. Alan E. McPeek, 20, of Tucson, Arizona
Army Pvt. Matthew T. Zeimer, 18, of Glendive, Montana
Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie L. Sanders, 26, of Thibodaux, Louisiana
Army Sgt. Randy J. Matheny, 20, of McCook, Nebraska
Army Pvt. Clarence T. Spencer, 24, of San Diego, California
Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Van Parys, 20, of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
Marine Sgt. Joshua J. Frazier, 24, of Spotsylvania, Virginia
Army Pfc. Brian A. Browning, 20, of Astoria, Oregon
Marine Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell, 20, of Bel Air, Maryland
Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Gilbert Minjares Jr., 31, of El Paso, Texas
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Manuel A. Ruiz, 21, of Federalsburg, Maryland
Marine Pfc. Tarryl B. Hill, 19, of Shelby Township, Michigan
Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Ellis, 40, of Ashland, Ohio
Marine Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, 30, of Toms River, New Jersey
Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris, 28, of Swampscott, Massachusetts
Marine Sgt. James R. Tijerina, 26, of Beasley, Texas
Marine 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker, 25, of Big Bear City, California
Marine Sgt. Travis D. Pfister, 27, of Richland, Washington
Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew P. Pathenos, 21, of Ballwin, Missouri
Army Pvt. Raymond M. Werner, 21, of Boise, Idaho
Army Sgt. James J. Holtom, 22, of Rexburg, Idaho
Army Spc. Ross A. Clevenger, 21, of Givens Hot Springs, Idaho
Army Sgt. James J. Regan, 26, of Manhasset, New York
Army Staff Sgt. Eric Ross, 26, of Kenduskeag, Maine
Army Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho, 28, of Saipan, Mariana Islands
Army Staff Sgt. Alan W. Shaw, 31, of Little Rock, Arkansas
Army Sgt. Long N. Nguyen, 27, of Portland, Oregon
Army Capt. Donnie R. Belser Jr., 28, of Anniston, Alabama
Army Sgt. Robert B. Thrasher, 23, of Folsom, California
Army Spc. Dennis L. Sellen Jr., 20, of Newhall, California
Army Sgt. Russell A. Kurtz, 22, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laquita Pate James, 23, of Orange Park, Florida
Army Pfc. Nickolas A. Tanton, 24, of San Antonio, Texas
Army Pfc. Branden C. Cummings, 20, of Titusville, Florida
Army Spc. Ronnie G. Madore Jr., 34, of San Diego, California
Army Sgt. John D. Rode, 24, of Pineville, North Carolina
Army Sgt. Carl L. Seigart, 32, San Luis Obispo, California
Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel T. Morris, 19, of Crimora, Virginia
Army Sgt. First Class Allen Mosteiro, 42, of Fort Worth, Texas
Marine Cpl. Timothy D. Lewis, 20, of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Marine Capt. Todd M. Siebert, 34, of Baden, Pennsylvania
Marine Lance Cpl. Brian A. Escalante, 25, of Dodge City, Kansas
Army Spc. Christopher K. Boone, 34, of Augusta, Georgia
Army Sgt. 1st Class William C. Spillers, 39, of Terry, Mississippi
Army Pfc. Justin T. Paton, 24, of Alanson, Michigan
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman, 32, of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Army Pvt. Kelly D. Youngblood, 19, of Mesa, Arizona
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Hershel D. McCants Jr., 33, of Arizona
Army Pfc. Kristofer D. S. Thomas, 18, of Roseville, California
Army Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs, 20, of Edwardsville, Illinois
Army Spc. Brandon D. Gordon, 21, of Naples, Florida
Army Spc. Travis R. Vaughn, 26, of Reinbeck, Iowa
Army Sgt. Adam A. Wilkinson, 23, of Fort Carson, Colorado
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 John A. Quinlan, 36, of New Jersey
Marine Lance Cpl. Blake H. Howey, 20, of Glendora, California
Army Sgt. Matthew S. Apuan, 27, of Las Cruces, New Mexico
Army Pfc. Chad E. Marsh, 20, of Wichita, Kansas
Marine Pfc. Brett A. Witteveen, 20, of Shelby, Michigan
Army Sgt. Pedro J. Colon, 25, of Cicero, Illinois
Army Spc. Montrel S. Mcarn, 21, of Raeford, North Carolina
Army Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie, 25, of Poteau, Oklahoma
Army Pfc. Matthew C. Bowe, 19, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Army Pfc. Adare W. Cleveland, 19, of Anchorage, Alaska
Army Sgt. Shawn M. Dunkin, 25, of Columbia, South Carolina
Marine Sgt. Clinton W. Ahlquist, 23, of Creede, Colorado
Army Sgt. Richard L. Ford, 40, of East Hartford, Connecticut
Army Spc. Louis G. Kim, 19, of West Covina, California
Army Pfc. Jason D. Johns, 19, of Frankton, Indiana
Army Staff Sgt. David R. Berry, 37, of Wichita, Kansas
Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Hager, 29, of Broomfield, Colorado
Army Pfc. Travis W. Buford, 23, of Galveston, Texas
Army Pfc. Rowan D. Walter, 25, of Winnetka, California
Army Spc. Ethan J. Biggers, 22, of Beavercreek, Ohio
Army Sgt. Jeremy D. Barnett, 27, of Mineral City, Ohio
Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre, 20, of Channelview, Texas
Army Sgt. William J. Beardsley, 25, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Army Pfc. Daniel Zizumbo, 27, of Chicago
Marine Sgt. Chad M. Allen, 25, of Maple Lake, Minnesota
Marine Pfc. Bufford K. Van Slyke, 22, of Bay City, Michigan
Army Sgt. Richard A. Soukenka, 30, Oceanside, California
Army Spc. Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24, Takoma Park, Maryland
Army Cpl. Lorne E. Henry Jr., 21, Niagara Falls, New York

And today? Nine more.

(Smith's post includes her information sources.)

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Comments

Barb (not verified) | March 8, 2007 - 10:17am

Frightening.
And, no, I don't feel safer.

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Swallow (not verified) | March 10, 2007 - 12:13am

Once again we here in Canada are excepting US deserters,very much as we did during the VietNam era . Now wilst I have no problem with this The question I have to as is where are the Canadian troops going to go? I mean sooner or later they have to figure out that this is all a crock.

Swallow

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Anonymous (not verified) | April 8, 2007 - 6:58pm

I DON'T NOT BELIEVE MY SON, SGT SHAWN M. DUNKIN, WOULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU. HE WAS THERE BECAUSE HE FELT HE NEEDED TO STOP THE MUSLIMS OVER THERE RATHER THAN AT HOME. HE KNEW THIS WAS A HOLY WAR. HE KNEW ISLAM HAD TO BE STOPPED.
NOW MY QUESTION TO YOU AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. ARE YOU READY TO KNEEL TO ISLAM'S ALLAH OR ARE YOU READY TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR BELEIFS

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MOha (not verified) | April 3, 2009 - 5:24pm

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