The Iraq War, 10 Years of Casualties: Florissant Feels Its Touch
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 92 Missourians.
Among them, one person from Florissant. From the CNN war casualties web site:
Pfc. LaVena Lynn Johnson; Age, 19: Died July 19, 2005 of non-combat related injuries in Balad, Iraq. Unit: Headquarters Detachment, 129th Corps Support Battalion, 101st Support Group, 101st Airborne Division.
Note: Content in map database courtesy of CNN.