Thats 3000

#5
Not only 3000 dead, but 46,880 non-mortal cas (cut and pasted from the table further down, but formatting not working, sorry):


Non Mortal Casualties Army Navy Marines Air Force Total

TOTAL - NON-MORTAL CASUALTIES 35,174 1,216 9,171 1,319 46,880

Bit surprised at the 18000 odd disease casualties included in the 46000, but if you look at the Afganistan page (http://icasualties.org/oef/) over half (3605/5994) have been to disease.


Also, in their 'casualties by state' list there is:

State Total City Name Rank Date
England 1 Wilstead, nr. Bedford Crackel, Alexander B. Staff Sergeant 24-Feb-2005

Anyone know anything about Staff Sergeant Crackel?
 
#6
Wow, all those lives wrecked just to get revenge on Saddam? He must have really hurt Dubya's feelings.
 
#7
And to think on the Hyde Park demo there was a fellow with a banner that read: "Make Tea, Not War."

Of course he was considered a flippant little nutter at the time.
And yet, and yet, I can't help wondering, knowing what we know now, what sensible person would not, given the choice now, not plump for popping into the kitchen and putting the kettle on?

Happy New Year inspite of it all Everybody.
 
#8
RABC said:
Terrible news. RIP guys - we will remember you
Did you write that comment as it is seen as the right thing to do? Will we really remember them, especially if they're not British soldiers? It is unfortunate when any soldier dies but let's be honest, who really thinks about soldiers that have passed away in wars gone by unless it's an anniversary such as Remembrance Sunday or it was a mucker we knew. You may call me heartless or a pr1ck but let's not fool ourselves here, soldiers die on operations, simple as.
 
#9
PlasticCabDriver said:
Also, in their 'casualties by state' list there is:

State Total City Name Rank Date
England 1 Wilstead, nr. Bedford Crackel, Alexander B. Staff Sergeant 24-Feb-2005

Anyone know anything about Staff Sergeant Crackel?
DoD Identifies Army Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Alexander B. Crackel, 31, of Wilstead Bedford, United Kingdom, died Feb. 24 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. Crackel was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea.

For further informationrelated to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.
 
#10
PlasticCabDriver asked: "Anyone know anything about Staff Sergeant Crackel? "

Army Staff Sgt. Alexander B. Crackel
31, of Wilstead Bedford, United Kingdom.
Crackel died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea. Died on February 24, 2005.
 
#11
A terrible milestone.

With an average of 1000 dead a year, and with an intransigent policy making team at the Whitehouse (whose idea of progress means escalation) I have the sick feeling that the countdown to 4000 dead has started.

RIP folks and God look kindly upon your families and loved ones.
 
#12
Fallschirmjager said:
RABC said:
Terrible news. RIP guys - we will remember you
Did you write that comment as it is seen as the right thing to do? Will we really remember them, especially if they're not British soldiers? It is unfortunate when any soldier dies but let's be honest, who really thinks about soldiers that have passed away in wars gone by unless it's an anniversary such as Remembrance Sunday or it was a mucker we knew. You may call me heartless or a pr1ck but let's not fool ourselves here, soldiers die on operations, simple as.
A very good post - I have lost a few friends in the various places I have been and it sucks the fat one, hard. However, they were all soldiers, big boys (and a girl) who knew the score. Even when all the politics and all that bollox goes out the window there are always people who will REALLY appreciate them for what they were and are.

And Fallscrhimjager - nice to see you got home alright. Take care, mate
 

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