December 31, 2006
3,000th American Soldier Dies of Iraqi War Wounds
According to CNN, the death of 23-year-old Sgt. Edward Shaffer, of Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, was the 3,000th American military fatality reported since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. He died Wednesday of wounds received on November 13, 2006 by a roadside bomb in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.
Try to imagine one death three thousand times. [JH]
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