Sunday, February 26, 2006

US Deaths in Iraq by the Numbers

I found an interesting website that breaks down the demographics of our soldiers killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While the service and sacrifice of our men and women in the armed forces that are sent into harms way can never be graphed, a look at the hard numbers can be helpful.

First, a couple of my observations. While young men and women in the 17-19 years old age range make up about 7% of our warriors worldwide, they make up about half of those killed in Iraq. Second, though the Marines make up 9% our our total forces, they accout for 30% of those killed in this war. Third, if you click on the map of the Unites States, you'll see that our fallen heros come from all over the country, with California losing the most, with Texas second.

OK, the link is HERE.

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