| Thursday, December 23, 2004
| DEADLIEST INCIDENT FOR U.S.MILITARY
22 dead and 69 wounded.
The worst U.S. military losses of life in Iraq.
A rocket tore through a mess tent at the
U.S. military base near Mosul.
20 Americans -- 15 soldiers and five civilian
contractors-- as well as two Iraqi soldiers dead.
Twenty nine American troops were killed,
including 11 killed in the Nasiriyah ambush in which
Pfc. Jessica Lynch was captured.
Nov. 15, 2003
Two black Hawk helicopters collided over Mosul,
killing 17 soldiers and injuring five.
The choppers were maneuvering to avoid a ground fire.
GROUND COMBAT INCIDENT
Eleven Marines and a Navy medical corpsman
were killed in Ramadi when insurgents hiding in
the city's cemetery attached them.
During the battle of Fallujah, which lasted
more than a week, insurgents killed at least
17 Americans soldiers and Marines.
(Source: Chicago Tribune and Wire Reports)
|posted by infraternam meam @ 4:06 AM