Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The 2000th soldier

We have been in Iraq for going on three years now. 25,000 injured soldiers, and tens of thousands dead and injured human beings who live in Iraq.
What has been accomplished besides billions of dollars that have been sent to War Profiteers?
many people in america are hoping that they won't have to recognize another number that will be here soon, too soon.

The 2000 th soldier to die for a lie.
Unless we pull out, NOW, that horrendous number will become a reality. If it hasn't while I sit and write this.

In NJ, vigils are planned through the southern part of the state. The info on the vigils is below. The info on the soldiers who were killed in October is right here.

Those who died in Iraq from Oct 2 to 8:

Sgt Joshua Kynoch 23 Santa Rosa, CA
Sgt Jens Schelbert 31 New Orleans, LA
Sgt Timothy Roark 29 Houston, TX
Sgt Sean Berry 26 Mansfield, TX
Cpl John Stalvey 22 Conroe, TX
Sgt Brian Large 31 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Spc Jacob Vanderbosch 21 Vadnais Hts, MN
Pvt Roberto Baez 19 Tampa, FL
Sgt Larry Pankey Jr 34 Morrison, CO
Pvt Andrew Bedard 19 Missoula, MT
PO Brian Joplin 32 Hugo, OK
Spc Jeremiah Robinson 20 Mesa, AZ
Cpl Patrick Kenny 20 Pittsburgh, PA
Cpl Shayne Cabino 19 Canton, MA
Cpl Nicholas Cherava 21 Ontonagon, MI
Pvt Jason Frye 19 Landisburg, PA
Cpl Daniel McVicker 20 Alliance, OH
Cpl Carl Raines II 20 Coffee, AL
Sgt Eric Fifer 22 Knoxville, TN
Pvt Nicholas Greer 21 Monroe, MI

48 were seriously wounded.
99 were returned to the kill field.

Also killed were 278 Iraqi persons.


Those who died in Iraq from Oct 9 to 15:

Cpl Sergio Escobar 18 Pasadena, CA
Sgt Gary Harper JR 29 Virden, IL
Spc Jeremy Hodge 20 Ridgeway, OH
Sgt Brandon Sneed 33 Norman, OK
Sgt Leon Johnson 28 Jacksonville, FL
Col Leon James II 46 Sackets Harbor, NY
Sgt Jerry Bonifacio JR 28 Vacaville, CA
Sgt Matthew Kimmell 30 Paxton, IN
Sgt Donald Furman 30 Burton, SC
Sgt Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz 26 El Paso. TX
Spc James Grijalva 26 Burbank, IL
Sgt Kenneth Hunt JR 40 Tucson, AZ
Spc Robert Tucker 20 Hilham, TN
Sgt Brian Conner 36 Baltimore, MD
Spc Samuel Boswell 20 Elkridge, MD
Spc Bernard Ceo 23 Baltimore, MD
Cpn Ken Masters 40 United Kingdom
Sgt Mark Adams 24 Morrisville, NC
Cpl Chad Hildebrandt 22 Springer, NM
Cpl Christopher Poston 20 Glendale, AZ

31 were seriously wounded and maimed.
130 were returned to occupation.

Also killed were 206 Iraqi brothers and sisters.
Cf:
www.icasualties.org

We’ve decided to hold monthly vigils in Atlantic County on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm, at different locations in the county,
and to hold monthly vigils in Cape May County on the 4th Sunday of each month in Rio Grande, at the intersection of routes 9 and 47, where we held our weekly summer vigils.

So, here’s the upcoming schedule

Sunday, October 30th: 3 PM, Rio Grande Vigil
Sunday, November 13th, 3 PM: Vigil in Atlantic City at the Monument, Albany and Ventnor Aves
Sunday, November 27th, 3 PM: Vigil in Rio Grande
Sunday, December 11th: 3 PM: Atlantic County Vigil, place TBA

Also, please note that we are getting close to the 2000th US soldier killed in Iraq, and that we plan to hold a vigil at Congressman Lobiondo’s office in Mays Landing, 5914 Main St (rt 40) at noon the day after the 2000th soldier is killed

1 Comments:

Blogger PaxRomano said...

That this madness continues is unacceptable; that we might actually hit 2,000 is outrageous ... and again, I ask, why?

I am not a vindictive person, but I want this current administration, all of them, to face a court of law for this horror (much like Saddam is facing now – and YES I feel that Saddam is an evil bastard)...freaking greedy bastards.

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