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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
THE HUMAN COST OF WAR
Four years after President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, U.S. armed forces have served a combined total of about 1 million tours of duty. More than 3,200 have been killed in the process and at least 50,000 have been injured in some way.


DEADLIEST DAY:
Jan 26,2005
37 dead
2nd DEADLIEST DAY:
March 23,2003
28 Dead
3rd DEADLIEST DAY:
Jan. 20,2007
25 dead


Where They Died In Iraq
Since the start of the war in March 2003, an average
of two U.S. service members have been killed each day.
More than 60 percent of those deaths took place in or
near Anbar and Baghdad provinces.


DIED ELSEWHERE AFTER BEING WOUNDED IN IRAQ
Bahrain .................................... 5
Germany ................................ 45
Kuwait .................................... 41
Qatar ........................................ 6
Spain ......................................... 1
United Arab Emirates ................ 1
United Kingdom......................... 1
United States .............................74
Deaths from attacks in International Waters ...... 6


A Snapshot of the American Dead
While the effects of war are far-reaching, statistics show that some
Americans are paying a disproportionate price.

26.8 years is the average age of the U.S. troop killed in Iraq.

23 percent of U.S. troops who died in Iraq came from rural areas.
The death rate among those troops was 60 percent higher than
among those from urban areas.

75 percent of those killed came from U.S. towns where the per capita income
was below the national average of $36,350.

75 percent of the military dead were white. Yet whites make up only 64 percent
of the U.S. military overall.


How They Were Killed
Suicide bomb 0.9 percent 27
Vehicle bomb 4 percent 135
Air crash 6 percent 192
Mortar / RPG 6 percent 192
IED 36 percent 1,153
Other 20 percent 630 (Note: due to rounding figures may not equal 100%)
Non-hostile 16 percent 506
Small arms 10 percent 329


Number of Wounded
2003 ......... 2,408
2004 ......... 8,000
2005 ......... 5,946
2006 ......... 6,382
2007 ......... 681


(Source: Abstracted from NEWSWEEK MAG Hear excerpts from Michael Martino's journal at xtra.Newseek.com)
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