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inmemoriam

Total US casualties in Afghanistan as at  28th October :  2132

As recorded at www.freedomremembered.com, listed below are the casualties in Afghanistan this month


1 Oct
Sgt Donna R Johnson
Sgt Jeremy F Hardison
Sgt Thomas Jefferson Butler IV
Alll 60th Troop Command. Killed by insugent with suicide vest. Khost
3rd Oct
Sgt Carmella M Steadley 1 Marine Exp Force. Air operatins (CLR-17) Helmand Province
6th Oct
W O Joseph L Schiro
Staff Sgt Justin C Marquez
3rd Special Forces Group. Gunshots. Chat District, Wardak
12 Oct
Sgt Thomas B McPherson. 7th Ranger Regt. Small arms fire Andar District
13th Oct
Spc Brittany B Gordon 2nd Infantry Divn . IED. Kandahar
Sgt Robert J Billings 2nd Infantry Divn. IED wounds. Spin Boldak
Sgt 1st Class Ryan J Savard. US Army Special Operations Command. Small arms fire. Khanabad District
18th Oct
Pfc Shane G Wilson. 101 Airborne. Khost
23rd Oct
CWO Michael S Duskin 3rd Special Forces. Small arms fire. Chak District Wardak Province
25th Oct
Staff Sgt Kashif M Memon 95th Civil Affairs Brigade
Sgt Clinton K Ruiz 8th Military Support Group
Both killed by small arms fir Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province
31st Oct
Cpl Alex F Domion  Non combat

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G Kantor 

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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