Wednesday, November 11, 2009


All 6 buildings of the Des Moines Public Library are closed today in honor of Veterans Day.  With respect, some information about U. S. troop losses:
Operation Enduring Freedom, (includes Afghanistan) U. S. Military Deaths :  October 7, 2001, through August 1, 2009 - 759

Operation Iraqi Freedom: U. S. Military Deaths:  Since May 1, 2003  August 1, 2009 - 4,181

For more information on U.S. Military Deaths from the Revolutionary War on, read:
Congressional Research Service
American War and Military Operations
Casualties: Lists and Statistics

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