{This blog is not affiliated with the VA. Though a Veteran, four yrs. all shore in Navy last year In-Country Vietnam, I don't work for the VA}
**USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**

In 2003 some 72% of Americans fully supported the Abandoning of the Missions and those Sent to Accomplish so extremely Quickly after 9/11!!
At least some 95%, if not more as less then 1% serve them, not only still support the, just below, total lack of Sacrifice, they ran from any and all Accountability and left everything still on the table to be continually used if the political/military want was still in play in future executive/legislative wants!!
DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!
Especially for the Corporate and Wealthy Community, investors in Defense Industries, and for these, Afghanistan and Iraq, came Two Huge Tax Cuts, with more sweetheart deals to same from states and the fed!!

Thousands of people across America don’t just talk about honoring Veterans; they walk the walk. Dedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades

On this Executive Administration, it's Cabinet and those directly around same, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer National Military Family Association - Dec. 30, 2011, and plenty more of similar since Joyce, others, spoke and continues!

Ask yourself: If the Veterans Administration is so corrupt and mismanaged, as the conservative ideology, under which the seeds of are planted when they control, wants everyone to buy into as they obstruct the budgets and do extremely little after they charge same, then why does the Private sector, many problems within rarely heard about, adopt so many practices and advanced technologies developed within the VA, for free?! The VA, DoD, and in partnership with Universities and Colleges, not just Health Care are constantly in R&D and that developed that works is quickly moved into the private, for profit, sector, even as the VA is long under funded, decades, and especially during and after our wars that the few are sent into!

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President Obama 26 August 2014

Fact: "This is not just a job of government. It’s not just a job of the veterans’ organizations. Every American needs to join us in taking care of those who've taken care of us. Because only 1 percent of Americans may be fighting our wars, but 100 percent of Americans benefit from that 1 percent. A hundred percent need to be supporting our troops. A hundred percent need to be supporting our veterans. A hundred percent need to be supporting our military families."

"We’ve been able to accomplish historic increases to veterans funding. We’ve protected veterans health care from Washington politics with advanced appropriations. We’ve been able to make VA benefits available to more than 2 million veterans who didn't have them before, including more Vietnam vets who were exposed to Agent Orange. We’ve dedicated major new resources for mental health care. We’ve helped more than 1 million veterans and their families pursue their education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill."

August 26, 2014 - Secretary Robert A. McDonald's Remarks for the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC
Fact: "Unlike, P&G, VA may not be concerned about quarterly profit and loss statements or shareholder value, but it does have a bottom line—Veterans. "
{which is why No Government agency should be turned into a private corporate entity feeding for profit off the Countries duty and responsibility, especially the VA}
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Fact: “We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars."
26 September 2014

Fact: "If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

Fact: "12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility
{two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Fact: Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

Fact: 25 June 2014 U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller: Veterans' Affairs issue an 'all too similar' scene

Fact: How We Could Do More For Our Vets: "We need to go into debt to pay our debt to U.S. veterans to make sure they get the care and services we owe them."

Fact: “Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013


Bob Herbert Losing Our Way : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

Presidential Proclamation -- Veterans Day, 2013: "As we pay tribute to our veterans, we are mindful that no ceremony or parade can fully repay that debt." read more>>>

Under two previous Executive administrations and wars from, father and son. With son and conservative congresses leading the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11:

ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."

Part Two: A Son Lost in Iraq, but Where Is the Casualty Report?

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort

3/27/15 - U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq
"During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today."
"When Brown and others tried to obtain their medical records to prove their illnesses were service-related, they learned that the records had disappeared."

Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by the Shinseki Veterans Administration and the Executive Administrations Cabinet, what the Country choose to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!

How does a Country HONOR It's Fallen, by Their Own 'Sacrifice' in Taking Care of the Brothers and Sisters They Served With!!

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan" - President Lincoln

She wrote that she's proud of her service but added this: "That doesn't change the fact that I contributed - however indirectly - to human beings vanishing from the earth in a moment of sheer agony."

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**IN HONOR TO THE FALLEN in Iraq and Afghanistan**

I started these lists after a Vietnam Brother contacted a couple of us, myself included, to post up the names of the Fallen from 2003 to the end of 2006, lists he had put together, mostly concentrated on the failed policy of the Iraq invasion and then occupation. I decided to keep the Honor going by posting up each month following those first lists we posted at the Daily KOS at the end of 2006. My early post were still concentrated at the Iraq occupation after most troops were pulled from Afghanistan allowing that to fester into what we have today and not securing or helping the Afghans once ridding the Taliban and not going after the reason we invaded, al Qaeda and bin Laden! Each one of us did a year and posted some ten minutes apart so they'd be on the posting list together. Since those early posts, my monthly ones as well, I've gotten better at integrating more related into each, so from early to latest, which lead to my early blog site, you'll see quite a difference in the postings and allot more related information added. The names are brought to the lists after the DoD has confirmed them all as to the previous month and found at mostly the CNN-Iraq/Afghanistan War Casualties site page or from the Iraq/Afghanistan Coalition/NATO Casualty Count site. I will keep upgrading this list, as well as possible page changes, the posts will still be on my other site, as I produce new monthly updates of those Killed In Action. In Honor Brothers and Sisters to you and your Families!

After OEF/OIF - October, November and December 2015

After OEF/OIF - August & September 2015 * * After OEF/OIF - June & July 2015

After OEF/OIF - May 2015 * * After OEF/OIF - April 2015

After OEF/OIF - March 2015 * * After OEF/OIF - February 2015

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - January 2015 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 2014

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - November 2014 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - October 2014

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - September 2014 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - August 2014

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - July 2014 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - June 2014

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - May 2014 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - April 2014

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - March 2014 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 2014

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - January 2014 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 2013

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - November 2013 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - October 2013

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - September 2013 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - August 2013

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - July 2013 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - June 2013

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - May 2013 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - April 2013

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - March 2013 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 2013

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - January 2013 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 2012

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - November 2012 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - October 2012

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - September 2012 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan -August 2012

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - July 2012 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - June 2012

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - May 2012 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - April 2012

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - March 2012 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 2012

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - January 2012 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 2011

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - November 2011 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - October 2011

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - September 2011 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - August 2011

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - July 2011 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - June 2011

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - May 2011 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - April 2011

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - March 2011 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 2011

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - January 2011 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 2010

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - November 2010 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - October 2010

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - September 2010 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - August 2010

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - July 2010 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - June 2010

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - May 2010 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - April 2010

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - March 2010 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 2010

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - January 2010 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 2009

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - November 2009 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - October 2009

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - September 2009 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - August 2009

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - July 2009 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – June 2009

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – May 2009 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – April 2009

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – March 2009 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 2009

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – January 2009 * * Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – December 2008

Iraq & Afghanistan/Pakistan – November 2008 * * Iraq/Afghanistan – October 2008

Iraq/Afganistan – September 2008 * * Iraq/Afganistan – August 2008

Iraq/Afganistan – July 2008 * * Iraq/Afganistan – June 2008

Iraq/Afganistan – May 2008 * * Iraq/Afganistan – April 2008

Iraq/Afganistan – March 2008 * * Iraq/Afganistan – Febuary 2008

Iraq/Afganistan – January 2008 * * Iraq – December 2007

Iraq - November 2007 * * Iraq -October 2007

Iraq - September 2007 * * Iraq - August 2007

Iraq - July 2007 * * Iraq - June 2007

Iraq - May 2007 * * Iraq - April 2007

Iraq - March 2007 * * Iraq - Feb. 2007

Iraq - Jan. 2007 * * Iraq - 2006

Honoring The Fallen Afghanistan 2006 * * Iraq - 2005

Honoring The Fallen Afghanistan 2005 * * Iraq - 2004

Honoring The Fallen Afghanistan 2004 * * Iraq - 2003

Honoring Afghanistan Fallen: 2001 - 2002 - 2003


AP Interactive**Iraq: The Toll - Coalition Deaths since March 2003


Iraq Veterans Memorial

The Iraq Veterans Memorial is an online war memorial that honors the members of the U.S. armed forces who have lost their lives serving in the Iraq War. The Memorial is a collection of video memories from family, friends, military colleagues, and co-workers of those that have fallen.


Tracking coalition military deaths in Iraq, one day at a time, across the map. Click HERE to see the Flash-animated map.


Iraq/Afghanistan Coalition/NATO Casualty Count and Much More


Faces of the Fallen


CNN-Iraq/Afghanistan War Casualties


Track Military and Civilian Fatalities


In Remembrance - Moving Tributes