The Iraq War, 10 Years of Casualties: Vienna Feels its Touch
Two Vienna residents are among the 134 Virginians and 4,802 Americans and allies lost in the war.
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 134 Virginians.
Among them, two people from Vienna. From the CNN war casualties web site:
- Capt. Christopher P. Petty, 33. One of five soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during convoy operations in Janaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5 2006.
- Sgt. Ayman A. Taha, 31. Killed when a munitions cache he was preparing for demolition exploded in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 30, 2005.