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March 27, 2004

Plucked from a comment thread...

Teresa in a comment pointed to this article via SheepFreeZone (worth a read by himself, btw) regarding the recent farcical actions by state governments in Australia.

For my Australian readers - my sincere condolences. Your leftistlators obviously don't have enough to do.

AUSTRALIANS are a dangerous lot. Weapons that would hardly cause a second thought in the hands of a citizen in another country generate concern when held by an Australian.

Fortunately, some Australian state governments have understood the dangers of letting ordinary Australians get access to weapons such as laser pointers, a popular device for making business and academic presentations in countries such as the US.

Americans may feel safe when an academic addresses a conference using a laser pointer. In the hands of an Australian, however, there is understandable fear that these devices could do untold harm. An Australian academic with a laser pointer would cause real panic.

The rest of it (a short read, and funny) is here.

by John on Mar 27, 2004 | Gun Rights

A philosophy I can identify with...

... and I do buy cheap ammo (milsurp, don't want 'em to choke on that effete stuff) but the price is still a little higher than a buck a box... Oh, and I prefer tequila, too.

"Rich," the Old Man said dreamily, "is not baying after what you can't have. Rich is having the time to do what you want to do. Rich is a little whiskey to drink and food to eat and a roof over your head and a fish pole and a boat and a gun and a dollar for a box of shells. Rich is not owing any money to anybody, and not spending what you haven't got." - Robert Ruark

Right now I'm a little time-poor, putting it in the 'bank' so that I can hopefully start withdrawing it earlier than otherwise!

March 26, 2004

How are we different from the Terrorists?

I've made this point before when arguing the silly argument that we drop more bombs than they detonate IED's, SIMP bombs (Self-Immolating Murderous Perps), and other explosive events.

We try to minimize the damage and confine it as much as possible to military targets. These asshats just define EVERYTHING as a military target.

Here's a nice article on the on-going research.

Working to Reduce Collateral Damage By Ralph Kinney Bennett Published 03/25/2004 at Tech Central Station.

One of the first "feedback" responses to my recent article on terrorist car bombs went on to the effect that the United States uses bombs, too, and that we have dropped more of them than all the car bombs combined thus far in Iraq.

This gentle reader missed the point entirely. American bombs have been directed by the military at military targets purely, and although there have been some accidental misses the efforts of U.S. forces to minimize civilian casualties are unparalleled in military history....

The whole article is here. Interesting stuff for an old Joint Targeteer.

I missed this one when it came out.

...but I "Snopes'd" it, and they say it's true. Good enough for me.

United States v. Reid — Final Statements by Judge Young

Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive one with the other. That's 80 years.

On Count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you on each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.

The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need not go any further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and a just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you.

We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.

Here in this court where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.

And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists.

We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You're a big fellow. But you're not that big. You're no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders.

In a very real sense Trooper Santiago had it right when first you were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and you said you're no big deal. You're no big deal.

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today? I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing.

And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.

Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.

It is for freedom's seek that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their, their representation of you before other judges. We care about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties.

Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.

Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten. But this, however, will long endure. Here, in this courtroom, and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged, and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag still stands for freedom. You know it always will. Custody, Mr. Officer. Stand him down.

Today in History.

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1885 Louis Riel's rebels defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask. For JMH - I know, it was NWMP, *not* the Army.

1944 Submarine USS Tullibee sinks herself with a malfunctioning a torpedo, only one survivor, Gunner's Mate 2c C.W. Kuykendall. (She did sink her target, too)

1945 Seventh Army attacks Worms on the Rhine. This just sounds wrong in English. Kind of like when I was a kid I thought I understood Martin Luther's problem with the Catholic Church - I mean, c'mon, The Diet of Worms? Who needs to read the 95 Theses? The problem (to my young mind) seemed pretty clear!

Hat tip to Strategy Page.

March 25, 2004

Well, to remind myself...

...after the post below, there were times when Englishmen's homes were legally their castle...

Well, as long as you weren't Catholic, or a Jew. And, as noted in an earlier post - a Welshman.

Note to my Brit readers... I know I'm mixing things up in that the right to be inviolable in your home from literally un-warranted intrusion is *not* the same thing as being able to defend yourself in it under the law. English history is replete with examples of the government disarming the citizenry. Which is at least one reason (and perhaps the most important) why the Founders put the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

The rights of an englishman...

...to be prey, have just been reinforced. Rise up at the ballot box people - take back your rights.

From Manchester Online:


Man who killed armed intruder jailed

A Salford man who stabbed to death an armed intruder at his home was jailed for eight years.

Carl Lindsay, 25, answered a knock at his door in Salford, Greater Manchester, to find four men armed with a gun.

When the gang tried to rob him he grabbed a samurai sword and stabbed one of them, 37-year-old Stephen Swindells, four times.

Mr Swindells, of Salford, was later found collapsed in an alley and died in hospital.

Lindsay, of Walkden, was found guilty of manslaughter following a three-week trial at Manchester Crown Court.

He was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.

WTF? I guess stabbing someone four times whose holding a gun on you is "excessive force"? I'm sorry - I've got a few Brit readers, can any of you, off line or in the comments shed light on the logic of this case? As reported, I can only assume that mad cow has affected the entire judicial system.

...After the case, Detective Chief Inspector Sam Haworth said: "Four men, including the victim, had set out purposefully to rob Carl Lindsay and this intent ultimately led to Stephen Swindells' death.

"I believe the sentences passed today reflect the severity of the circumstances."

I can only hope that this man was badly misquoted.

Three other men were charged with robbery and firearms offences in connection with the incident, which took place in February last year.

Again I ask my readers - I don't have the time to surf for this this week - does anybody know what happened to the perps? Man, here's a guy in his house who is living the shopworn phrase, "Better to be judged by six than carried by twelve."

Idiots.

The whole article is here.

by John on Mar 25, 2004 | Gun Rights

March 24, 2004

Still working the ammo post.

To keep you vultures happy, here's a pic of an 1842 musket converted from flintlock to percussion. The brass is where the flintlock pan was removed - and the barrel around the nipple shows characteristic wear from lots of firing. No documentation to prove it, but this is probably a Civil War veteran, from one of the western regiments of the Union army. The rifle itself came out of an estate in Iowa.

by John on Mar 24, 2004 | Rifles

March 23, 2004

My gosh good golly gee!

Who'd a thunk it?

1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute & lives.

Not only did SGT Alkemade do this, but so did Lt. Chisov and Sgt Magee!

There are other stories about men who rode down the wreckage of shot down aircraft. Read about them here.

If you've got to use up your lottery luck on something other than the lottery - this certainly fits the bill!

Hat tip to Strategy Page.

While you're there, check out this video of a new anti-crash barrier intended to stop suicide bombers in trucks.

Hat tip to FecesFlingingMonkey for that one!


Gratuitous Gun Pic

Another data crash starts today, and I'm still working the second ammunition post (it's gonna be wordy, too, JD!). Here is a pic of the Swedes in the collection to keep you interested.

All the major variants of the Swedish Mauser save the M84 carbine and a sniper rifle. On the bottom is a Ljungman, the Swede M1. Very efficient little pepperpot muzzle break on that rifle - really annoying to the guy on your left and right!

March 22, 2004

JD Mays - this post's for you. No words.

by John on Mar 22, 2004 | Rifles
» Army of One links with: Words Not Action!

In a bizarre twist...

...that isn't quite as symmetrical as I would like, Leon Klinghoffer - you have been avenged. As Arab extremists sowed, now have they reaped.

There is much griping of course, in the international community. We can argue about this 'til we're blue in the face, but at least the Israelis took down the target and his bodyguards without just randomly blowing people apart at random locations at random times. Oh, wait. I keep forgetting. Every Israeli is a legitimate target, as is the occasional arab who gets in the way - but no one can shoot back. That seems a particularly Arab way of looking at things.

March 21, 2004

Counting the Cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The US Military Code of Conduct:

1. I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

3. If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

6. I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

Below are the fatal casualties from Operation Iraqi Freedom, who kept the faith, and paid the bloodprice of Freedom, may our Leaders find the wisdom to pay the debt.

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance: In Memoriam.

Army 1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza, 43, of Robstown, Texas.
Army Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21, of North Brunswick, N.J.
Army 1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26, of Delano, Calif.
Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25, of Ridgecrest, Calif.
Marine Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold, 30, of Spring, Texas.
Army Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, 24, of Portage, Ind.
Marine Chief Warrant Officer Robert William Channell Jr., 36, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Marine Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, 19, of Snow Camp, N.C.
Army Cpl. John T. Rivero, 23, of Tampa, Fla.
Army Pfc. John E. Brown, 21, of Troy, Ala.
Army Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, 23, of Dresden, Tenn.
Marine Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, of Hileah, Fla.
Army Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32, of Midland, Mich.
Army Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, of Rock Springs, Wyo.
Marine Cpl. Jason David Mileo, 20, of Centreville, Md.
Army Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, of Paterson, N.J.
Marine Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, of Indio, Calif.
Marine Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, of New York, N.Y.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., 39, of San Clemente, Calif.
Army Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, 39, of Willingboro, N.J.
Army Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22, of Natchez, Miss.
Marine Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza, Jr., 20, of Temperance, Mich.
Army Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, 50, of Los Angeles.
Army Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, 23, of Swartz Creek, Mich.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, 29, of Clio, Mich.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, 36, of Pendleton, Ore.
Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, of Palm Beach, Fla.
Air Force Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, of Amarillo, Texas.
Army Staff Sgt. Lincoln Hollinsaid, 27, of Malden, Ill.
Army 2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24, of Clifton, Va.
Marine Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Army Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, 19, of San Antonio.
Army Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35, of Rawlings, Md.
Air Force Maj. William R. Watkins III, 37, of Danville, Va.
Army Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley Jr., 19, of Forestport, N.Y.
Army Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, of Alabama.
Army Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, 34, of Apollo, Pa.
Army Spc. Larry K. Brown, 22, of Jackson, Miss.
Marine 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, 38, of Vista, Calif.
Army Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, of State College, Pa.
Army Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, of Lake Charles, La.
Army Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, of Lewiston, Maine.
Marine Capt. Travis A. Ford, 30, of Oceanside, Calif.
Marine Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, 22, of Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Army Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, of San Diego.
Marine 1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25, of Pembroke, Mass.
Marine Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25, of Hammond, Ind.
Marine Capt. Benjamin Sammis, 29, of Rehoboth, Mass.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, of Tampa, Fla.
Army Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40, of Hinesville, Ga.
Marine Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, 21, of South Burlington, Vt.
Army Capt. Edward J. Korn, 31, of Savannah, Ga.
Army Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23, of Ogden, Utah.
Army Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21, of Seaford, Del.
Marine Pfc. Chad E. Bales Metcalf, 20, of Coahoma, Texas.
Army Spc. Donald Samuel Oaks, Jr., 20, of Harborcreek, Pa.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, 36, Longmont, Colo.
Army Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, 27, of Arvada, Colo.
Army Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33, of Hart, Mich.
Marine Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 22, Chula Vista, Calif.
Army Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, of Springfield, Va.
Marine Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, 26, of Durham, N.C.
Army Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, of Dracut, Mass.
Army Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, 36, of El Paso, Texas.
Marine Pfc. Christian Daniel Gurtner, 19, of Ohio City, Ohio.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4th Class Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, of Bennington, Vt.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, of Granbury, Texas.
Army Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, 26, of Flint, Mich.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric A. Smith, 42, of Rochester, N.Y.
Navy Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, of Mesa, Ariz.
Army Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, 24, of Wellsville, Kan.
Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, of Lansdale, Pa.
Army Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, of Evansville, Ind.
Army Spc. Brandon Rowe, 20, of Roscoe, Ill.
Marine Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, of Sherwood, Ore.
Marine Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, of Troutville, Va.
Marine Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, 23, of St. George, Del.
Marine Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, of Layton, Utah.
Army Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of Howell, N.J.
Army Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Ga.
Army Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Palm Bay, Fla.
Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, 32, of Fayetteville, N.C.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of Tracy, Calif.
Marine Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, of Queens, N.Y.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, Calif.
Marine Maj. Kevin G. Nave, 36, of White Lake Township, Mich.
Marine Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores, 21, of Los Angeles.
Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, Ark.
Marine Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va.
Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O’Day, 20, of Santa Rosa, Calif.
Air National Guard Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho.
Marine Cpl. Evan James, 20, La Harpe, Ill.
Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Davenport, Iowa.
Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Hobart, Ind.
Army Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, of Roswell, Ga.
Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, Calif.
Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Fla.
Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, of Fort Myers, Fla.
Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, of Orange, Calif.
Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 30, of Decatur, Ill.
Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, of Los Angeles.
Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Ala.
Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Conn.
Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Gallatin, Tenn.
Marine 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney, Jr., 31, of Nye, Nev.
Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego.
Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, of Thornton, Colo.
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Ariz.
Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, Calif.
Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y.
Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, of Williams Township, Pa.
Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, of Portland, Ore.
Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, of Harrison County, Miss.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 28, of Los Angeles.
Marine Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine.
Marine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of St. Anne, Ill.
Marine Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston.
Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore.


Army Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, of Brownsville, Texas.
Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair , 24, of Wagoner, Okla.
Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, S.C.
Marine Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Buffalo, N.Y.
Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn.
Marine Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Sparks, Nev.
Army Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland.
Army Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas.
Marine Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Mo.
Marine Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, S.C.
Army Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, of Comfort, Texas.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of El Paso, Texas.
Marine Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr., 20, of Winchester, Va.
Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of Yuma, Ariz.
Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 22, of Tuba City, Ariz.
Marine Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, of Casper, Wyo.
Army Pvt. Brandon Ulysses Sloan, 19, of Bedford, Ohio.
Army Sgt. Donald Ralph Walters, 33, of Salem, Ore.
Army Spc. Jason C. Ford, 21, of Bowie, Md.
Army Capt. John F. Kurth, 31, of Wisconsin.
Army Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan Jr., 37, of Belton, Texas.
Army Spc. Christopher K. Hill, 26, of Ventura, Calif.
Army Pfc. Bert. E. Hoyer, 23, of Ellsworth, Wis.
Army Spc. Edward W. Brabazon, 20, of Philadelphia.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried, 42, of Lake Ozark, Mo.
Department of Army civilian Fern L. Holland, 33, of Oklahoma.
Department of Army civilian Robert J. Zangas, 44, of Prince William County, Va.
Marine Pfc. Matthew G. Milczark, 18, of Kettle River, Minn.
Army Capt. Gussie M. Jones, 41, of Louisiana.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray, 32, of Richmond, Va.
Army Spc. Michael R. Woodliff, 22, of Port Charlotte, Fla.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Matthew C. Laskowski, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Stephen M. Wells, 29, of Massachusetts.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon, 45, of Wagram, N.C.
Army 2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Elizabethtown, Ky.
Army Spc. Roger G. Ling, 20, of Douglaston, N.Y.
Army Pfc. Nichole M. Frye, 19, of Lena, Wis.
Army Spc. Michael M. Merila, 23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Army Spc. Christopher M. Taylor, 25, of Daphne, Ala.
Army 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Md.
Army Pvt. Bryan N. Spry, 19, of Chestertown, Md.
Army Spc. Eric U. Ramirez, 31, of San Diego, Calif.
Army Pfc. William C. Ramirez, 19, of Portland, Ore.
Army Sgt. Patrick S. Tainsh, 33, of Oceanside, Calif.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington.
Air Force Master Sgt. Jude C. Mariano , 39, of Vallejo, Calif.
Army Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins, 27, of Schenectady, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong, 42, of Mesa, Ariz.
Army Staff Sgt. Richard P. Ramey, 27, of Canton, Ohio.
Army Spc. Joshua L. Knowles, 23, of Sheffield, Iowa.
Army 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin, 24, of New Jersey.
Army Pfc. Armando Soriano, 20, of Houston, Texas.
Army Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr., 37, of Parkersburg, W.Va.
Army Cpl. Juan C. Cabralbanuelos, 25, of Emporia, Kan.
Army Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh, 19, of Taylor, Mich.
Army Sgt. Eliu A. Miersandoval, 27, of San Clemente, Calif.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff, 32, of Minnesota.
Army Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, of Thompson, Ohio.
Army Pfc. Luis A. Moreno, 19, of Bronx, N.Y.
Army Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, of Rhode Island.
Army Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, of Whitesburg, Ky.
Army 2nd Lt. Luke S. James, 24, of Oklahoma.
Army Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, 27, of Zanesville, Ohio.
Army Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, of Brownsville, Ore.
Army Sgt. Cory R. Mracek, 26, of Hay Springs, Neb.
Army Spc. Jason K. Chappell, 22, of Hemet, Calif.
Army Pfc. Ervin Dervishi, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson, 41, of Bismarck, N.D.
Army Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, of Berlin, N.H.
Army Sgt. Keith L. Smette, 25, of Fargo, N.D.
Army Spc. William R. Sturges Jr., 24, of Spring Church, Pa.
Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Michael T. Blaise, 29, of Tenn.
Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29, of Fort Rucker, Ala.
Army Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios, 22, of Lynn, Mass.
Army Pfc. James D. Parker, 20, of Bryan, Texas.
Army Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Army Pfc. Cody J. Orr, 21, of Ruskin, Fla.
Army Spc. Larry E. Polley Jr., of Center, Texas.
Army Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, 26, of Miami, Fla.
Army Staff Sgt. Roland L. Castro, 26, of San Antonio, Texas.
Army Sgt. Keicia M. Hines, 27, of Citrus Heights, Calif.
Army Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett, 37, of Broxton, Ga.
Army Staff Sgt. Craig Davis, 37, of Opelousas, La.
Army Spc. Michael A. Diraimondo, 22, of Simi Valley, Calif.
Army Spc. Christopher A. Golby, 26, of Johnstown, Penn.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks, 35, of Duff, Tenn.
Army Spc. Nathaniel H. Johnson, 22, of Augusta, Ga.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Philip A. Johnson Jr., 31, of Alabama.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Ian D. Manuel, 23, of Florida.
Army Sgt. Jeffrey C. Walker, 33, of Havre de Grace, Md.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver, 32, of Florida.
Army Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener, 24, of Auburn, Calif.
Army Spc. Luke P. Frist, 20, of West Lafayette, Ind.
Army Spc. Solomon C. Bangayan, 24, of Jay, Vt.
Army Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, 27, of Easley, S.C.
Army Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda, 28, of Texas.
Army Spc. Marc S. Seiden, 26, of Brigantine, N.J.
Army Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, 33, of Kearney, Neb.
Army Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Army Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, 28, of Texas.
Army Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24, of Laguna Vista, Texas.
Army Sgt. Curt E. Jordan, Jr., 25, of Green Acres, Wash.
Army Spc. Charles G. Haight, 23, of Jacksonville, Ala.
Army Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, 18, of San Jose, Calif.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter, 28, of Tinley Park, Ill.
Army Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, 42, of Atlantic Mine, Mich.
Army Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, 43, of Gwinn, Mich.
Army Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, 27, of Vermilion, Ohio.
Army Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, 43, of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Army Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, 26, of South Dakota.
Army Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, 43, of Platteville, Wis.
Army Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, 24, of Monument, Colo.
Army Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20, of Bellaire, Ohio,
Army Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, 21, of Livingston, Texas.
Army Reserve 1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27, of Bigfork, Mont.
Army Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., 43, of Buffalo, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, of Pittsfield, Mass.
Army Spc. Christopher J. Holland, 26, of Brunswick, Ga.
Army Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, 19, of Corvallis, Ore.
Army Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio.
Army Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, 22, of Taylors, S.C.
Army Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27, of Carlisle, Pa.
Army Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind.
Army Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19, of Stafford, Conn.
Army Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton, 27, of Rocky Face, Ga.
Army Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, Calif.
Army Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, 25, of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Army Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, 31, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Army Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff, 23, of Corvallis, Ore.
Army Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33, of Tracy, Calif.
Army Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26, of Portland, Ore.
Army Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 19, of Luzerne, Mich.
Army Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, 20, of League City, Texas.
Army Spc. Arron R. Clark, 20, of Chico, Calif.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Clarence E. Boone, 50, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Army Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24, of Tutwiler, Miss.
Army Sgt. Ryan C. Young, 21, of Corona, Calif.
Army Spc. Uday Singh, 21, of Lake Forest, Ill.
Army Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino, 40, of Orange, Calif.
Army Spc. Aaron J. Sissel, 22, of Tipton, Iowa.
Army Sgt. Ariel Rico, 25, of El Paso, Texas.
Army Spc. Thomas J. Sweet II, 23, of Bismarck, N.D.
Army Spc. David J. Goldberg, 20, of Layton, Utah.
Army Staff Sgt. Eddie E. Menyweather, 35, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Army CW2 Christopher G. Nason, 39, of California.
Army Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, 21, of Glendale, Calif.
Army Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, 28, of Otwell, Ind.
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, 45, of Thomson, Ga.
Army Pfc. Damian S. Bushart, 22, of Waterford, Mich.
Army Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, 24, of Pikeville, Ky.
Army Spc. Joseph L. Lister, 22, of Pleasanton, Kan.
Army Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 21, of Sterling, Ill.
Army Capt. George A. Wood, 33, of New York, N.Y.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter, 35, of Tenn.
Army Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, 27, of Kaysville, Utah.
Army Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, 26, of Northome, Minn.
Army Capt. James A. Shull, 32, of California.
Army Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25, of Louisville, Ky.
Army Spc. Ryan T. Baker, 24, of Brown Mills, N.J.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, 37, of Whittier, Calif.
Army Spc. William D. Dusenbery, 30, of Fairview Heights, Ill.
Army Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, 21, of Cross Lanes, W.Va.
Army Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D.
Army Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, 36, of Clintonville, Wis.
Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, 26, of Newville, Pa.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson, 29, of Independence, Ore.
Army Capt. Pierre E. Piche, 29, of Starksboro, Vt.
Army Sgt. John W. Russell, 26, of Portland, Texas.
Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe, 33, of Willow Lake, S.D.
Army Spc. John R. Sullivan, 26, of Countryside, Ill.
Army Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21, of Amherst, Wis.
Army Pfc. Joey D. Whitener, 19, of Nebo, N.C.
Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, 27, of Wis.
Army Spc. Irving Medina, 22, of Middletown, N.Y.
Army Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, 28, of Bay Shore, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, 23, of Richeyville, Pa.
Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, 46, of Nashville, Tenn.
Spc. Robert A. Wise, 21, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Army Spc. Genaro Acosta, 26, of Fair Oaks, Calif.
Army Spc. Marlon P. Jackson, 25, of Jersey City, N.J.
Sgt. Nicholas A. Tomko, 24, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Staff Sgt. Gary L. Collins, 32, of Hardin, Texas.
Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser , 22, of Des Moines, Iowa.
Army Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez, 39, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez, 35, of Port Huron, Mich.
Army Command Sergeant Major Cornell W. Gilmore I, 45, of Baltimore, Md.
Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Kyran E. Kennedy, 43, of Boston, Mass.
Army Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23, of Memphis, Tenn.
Army Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, 30, of Fort Mill, S.C.
Army Sgt. Scott C. Rose, 30, of Fayetteville, N.C.
Army Capt. Benedict J. Smith, 29, of Monroe City, Mo.
Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth, 43, of Virginia.
Army National Guard Spc. James A. Chance III, 25, of Kokomo, Miss.
Army Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Army Spc. James R. Wolf, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, 34, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Army Spc. Robert T. Benson , 20, of Spokane, Wash.
Army Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28, of Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Army Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Army Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, 33, of Enon Valley, Pa.
Army Spc. Steven D. Conover, 21, of Wilmington, Ohio.
Army Pfc. Anthony D. Dagostino, 20, of Waterbury, Conn.
Army Specialist Darius T. Jennings, 22 of Cordova, S.C.
Army Pfc. Karina S. Lau, 20, of Livingston, Calif.
Army Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, 23, of Houston, Texas.
Army Spc. Brian H. Penisten, 28, of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Army Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, 36, of Oklahoma.
Army Sgt. Joel Perez, 25, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Army 1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, 30, of Genoa, Ill.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, 41, of West Liberty, Iowa.
Army Spc. Frances M. Vega, 20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
Army Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29, of California.
Army Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, 30, of Mississippi.
Army 2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30, of Kent, Wash.
Army 1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Virginia.
Army Spc. Maurice J. Johnson, 21, of Levittown, Pa.
Army 2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant, 23, of Riverside, Calif.
Army Pvt. Algernon Adams, 36, of Aiken, S.C.
Army Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, 26, of Von Ormy, Texas.
Army Spec. Isaac Campoy, 21, of Douglas, Ariz.
Army Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, 33, of Tuskegee, Ala.
Army Pvt. Jonathan I. Falaniko, 20, of Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Army Pfc. Steven Acosta, 19, of Calexico, Calif.

If I missed any one, let me know. And if anyone knows where I can get a roll-up of non-US Coalition casualties to date, tell me and I'll acknowledge them, too, brethren in arms, one and all.

Iraq, one year later.

Hat tip - Strange Cosmos.

by John on Mar 21, 2004 | Global War on Terror (GWOT)
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