The Iraq War, 10 Years of Casualties: Cuyahoga Falls Feels its Touch
Commemorating those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week -- on March 19, 2003 -- and although officially "over," fighting continues with discouraging persistence.
By one count, the war is directly responsible for 189,000 deaths, not including those who died from hardship caused by the fighting.
CNN has a stunning map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
In all, 4,802 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including 187 Ohioans.
Among them, two people from Cuyahoga Falls. From the CNN war casualties web site:
- Sgt. Bryan William Large, 31. One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during combat operations in Haqlaniya, Iraq, on October 3, 2005
- Sgt. Justin Tyler Walsh, 24. Died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, on October 11, 2006, of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on October 5, 2006