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08 May 2007

'Wall of the Fallen' Memorial Full : Pentagon Deploying 35,000 More Troops ...

This is what things have come to.

War memorial running out of room for names

Marker set up by Congress might be reconfigured

By Frank Davies -- McClatchy-Tribune

In a grim sign of the times, the "Wall of the Fallen," set up by House Republican leaders in June, is almost full.

The mounting death toll from Iraq has forced U.S. House staffers to study how to reconfigure the display in the lobby of the Rayburn Building — the largest office building for members of Congress — to squeeze in more names.

According to the Defense Department, 3,736 U.S. service members died in the two wars by the end of April.

New names are added to the display every few months, but none have been added since November.

In the current format, there is space for about 130 more names, but 506 Americans have died since mid-November.

In April, 104 Americans were killed in the war's sixth-deadliest month.



The soldier: The last name listed on the memorial is Lance Cpl. Luke Holler, 21-year-old Marine reservist from Bulverde, Texas, who was killed by an explosive device

Please, respectfully read complete piece.

We weep while we wonder -- when will these bloody wars end?



And as if things aren't awful enough already, today we're told this.

Pentagon tells 35,000: Prepare to deploy

By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has notified more than 35,000 Army soldiers to be prepared to deploy to Iraq

According to the Army, the combat brigades would deploy for up to 15 months. The Army also said that close to 1,000 additional support troops from the U.S. Army Reserves would also deploy in August.

Those would come from two units, an engineer battalion from Fort Thomas, Ky., and a signal battalion from Fort Huachuca, Az.

The 10 brigades are:

... the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Germany; the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga.; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigades of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas; the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored from Germany; 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Polk, La.; 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division from Hawaii; and the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Tx.

Read the rest of this relevant report right here.

(Huge hat-tip to our top mate inTexas, ZAN.)


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Anonymous Charles said...

I wonder why I'm not surprised by either of those items, Richard?

Saddened, yes, but surprised, not at all.

10:33 pm  
Anonymous max said...

Conscience and shame are words not found in the dictionaries that those responsible ever read.

2:57 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the beauties of blogs is that stuff that's hidden away amongst so much drivel in the newspapers is brought to the fore. And you do that as well as any blogger I've read ~ including the big boys. Keep on doing it.

8:32 am  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Today's article made me pause for all that lost Souls, and think:

April was truly a terrible month, (and May so far doesn't look any better either), but it's no suprise. When the Chief Monkey declared his surge in February, his detractors already indicated, that the only thing he will accomplish, is a subsequent surge in casualties.
In any case, it's a terrible waste of Human lives, both Anglo-American-Canadian etc., but also Iraqis, Afghanistanis.
Under different leaderships, our countries could be an immense force for good, but I don't think for a moment of the thoroughly corrupted Democrats, Liberals etc. for that role.
We desperately need a real paradigm shift.

In the meantime, I hope the government find some dignified place to commemorate our fallen servicemen and women. That's the least they could do for those, who gave their lives for a mission, they thought will help their country.

11:55 am  
Anonymous bluey said...

The hands of the instigators and supporters of this so clalled 'war' on terror are dripping with blood yet they bat not an eylid. Hell is too good for such scum.

1:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the outrage???

I'll tell you where ~~ down the f*cking tubes ~~ the TV tubes of all the big fat, pig ignorant couch-potatos.

And Old Brit please don't censor this ~~ I don't mean you or any of your sensible readers.

9:05 pm  

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