27 March 2008
4,000....DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THEM?
Sgt. Roberto Arizola Jr.
Hometown: Laredo, Texas, U.S.
Age: 31 years old
Died: June 8, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 297th Military Intelligence Battalion (Roberto was an Army reservist attached to this unit)
I had to take a break from my vacation. The toll in Iraq reached 4,000 dead the other day. That bothers me alot. It's funny, but so many people I know in California don't know anyone who's in or has been to Iraq (other than me). So, I think for many it doesn't seem real. What makes it real for me, besides having been there, is the soldiers I know who died there. I say the word "know" not "knew" because I will always think of them.
Take a look at the web site:
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen to see something about those who've died there. It list by state (CA & TX take the lead) and by date, and alpha order.
The other funny thing I've noticed from people I've talked to....most of those who think this war is a good thing, have never been to Iraq. Most of the people I know who think it's not a good thing, have been there. I know we don't want a President who makes up adventures about being shot at by snipers in Bosnia, but we don't want one who thinks being in Iraq is a good thing. I'm voting for Alfred E. Newman.