Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Casualties from Afghanistan

Because these figures are not well documented as a matter of "Defense Department" policy due the controversy associated with "validating harm" (sort of the same reason why suicides - that are 78% Men/Boys - are never disclosed) I thought I should bookmark this website which appears to have the most up-to-date information I could find.   There are also other Conflicts mentioned and Causalities by Nationalities tabulated at this website.

It is correct that 157 Canadian Military Men and a few Women died in Afghanistan.  On July 1, 2011 Canadian Troops were relieved of this duty.  They have done an excellent job and I certainly hope their efforts help the people of Afghanistan achieve some greater autonomy in the future.  In their July Edition, Walrus Magazine reproduced portraits that had been painted of all of these fallen hero's.

Red Fridays Memorial webpage.

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