Monday, December 31, 2007

Where's The Outrage?

The year was the deadliest for the U.S. military since the 2003 invasion, with 899 troops killed.

Anyone who stops by here from time to time knows just how pissed off I am about this corrupt administration and the invasion that has no end in sight.

So here's a list of all of the names of American's who were sacrificed in the name of "defending our country" just this year - please take some time to read the names, their age and the date of their death. Think about what YOU were doing on the day THEY lost their lives. It might have been your birthday, someone's graduation, a holiday or just a nice sunny day.

Be outraged. Stay outraged. Get involved! Write to your Senators and Congress(wo)men. If you're not already, register to vote and then vote.

Please, I beg you, don't let another day, never mind a year go by without taking some action to bring the rest of our military personnel home before they are killed.

Thomas E. Vandling Jr., 26, Army Reserve Sergeant, Jan 01
Charles D. Allen, 28, Army Staff Sergeant, Jan 04
Michael Lewis Mundell, 47, Army Reserve Major, Jan 05
Jeremiah Johnson, 23, Army Corporal, Jan 06
Raymond N. Mitchell III, 21, Army Specialist, Jan 06
Elizabeth A. Loncki, 23, Air Force Senior Airman, Jan 07
Daniel B. Miller Jr., 24, Air Force Senior Airman, Jan 07
Timothy R. Weiner, 35, Air Force Technical Sergeant, Jan 07
Eric T. Caldwell, 22, Army Corporal, Jan 07
Stephen J. Raderstorf, 21, Army Corporal, Jan 07
Ryan R. Berg, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 09
Ming Sun, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 09
James M. Wosika Jr., 24, Army Sergeant, Jan 09
Gregory A. Wright, 28, Army Sergeant, Jan 13
James D. Riekena, 22, Army Sergeant, Jan 14
Paul T. Sanchez, 32, Army Sergeant, Jan 14
Ian C. Anderson, 22, Army Sergeant, Jan 15
John E. Cooper, 29, Army Sergeant, Jan 15
Jason J. Corbett, 23, Army Specialist, Jan 15
Mark J. Daily, 23, Army 2nd Lieutenant, Jan 15
Matthew T. Grimm, 21, Army Corporal, Jan 15
Collin R. Schockmel, 19, Army Specialist, Jan 16
Joseph D. Alomar, 22, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Jan 17

Jennifer A. Valdivia, 27, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Jan 17
William J. Rechenmacher, 24, Army Corporal, Jan 18
Russell P. Borea, 38, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jan 19
Luis J. Castillo, 20, Marine Reserve Lance Corporal, Jan 19
Jacob H. Neal, 23, Marine Reserve Corporal, Jan 19
Brian D. Allgood, 46, Army Colonel, Jan 20
Jeffrey D. Bisson, 22, Army Specialist, Jan 20
Johnathan Bryan Chism, 22, Army Specialist, Jan 20
Shawn Patrick Falter, 25, Army Private, Jan 20
Sean P. Fennerty, 26, Army Sergeant, Jan 20
Jacob N. Fritz, 25, Army 1st Lieutenant, Jan 20
Ryan J. Hill, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 20
Allen B. Jaynes, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 20
Jonathan P. C. Kingman, 21, Army Sergeant, Jan 20
Victor M. Langarica, 29, Army Corporal, Jan 20
Phillip D. McNeill, 22, Army Sergeant, Jan 20
Jonathan Millican, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 20
Toby R. Olsen, 28, Army Specialist, Jan 20
Daryl D. Booker, 37, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Jan 20
John G. Brown, 43, Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class, Jan 20
David C. Canegata, 50, Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, Jan 20
Marilyn L. Gabbard, 46, Army National Guard Sergeant Major, Jan 20
Roger W. Haller, 49, Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major, Jan 20
Paul M. Kelly, 45, Army National Guard Colonel, Jan 20
Floyd E. Lake, 43, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Jan 20
Sean E. Lyerly, 31, Army National Guard Captain, Jan 20
Michael Taylor, 40, Army National Guard Major, Jan 20
William T. Warren, 48, Army National Guard 1st Sergeant, Jan 20

Brian Scott Freeman, 31, Army Reserve Captain, Jan 20
Darrel J. Morris, 21, Marine Corporal, Jan 20
Brandon L. Stout, 23, Army National Guard Specialist, Jan 21
Andrew G. Matus, 19, Marine Lance Corporal, Jan 21
Emilian D. Sanchez, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jan 21
Nicholas P. Brown, 24, Army Specialist, Jan 22
Jamie D. Wilson, 34, Army Staff Sergeant, Jan 22
Michael J. Wiggins, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Jan 23
Gary S. Johnston, 21, Marine Sergeant, Jan 23
Michael M. Kashkoush, 24, Marine Sergeant, Jan 23
Keith A. Callahan, 31, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jan 24
Hector Leija, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, Jan 24
Michael Balsley, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 25
Alexander H. Fuller, 21, Army Sergeant, Jan 25
Darrell W. Shipp, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 25
Mark D. Kidd, 26, Marine Reserve Corporal, Jan 25
Nathan P. Fairlie, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 26
Alan R. Johnson, 44, Army Reserve Major, Jan 26
Mickel D. Garrigus, 24, Army Sergeant, Jan 27
Jon B. St. John II, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 27
Timothy A. Swanson, 21, Army Corporal, Jan 27
David T. Toomalatai, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Jan 27
Anthony C. Melia, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jan 27
Cornell C. Chao, 36, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Jan 28
Mark T. Resh, 28, Army Captain, Jan 28
Carla Jane Stewart, 37, Army Reserve Specialist, Jan 28
Adam Q. Emul, 19, Marine Lance Corporal, Jan 29
Corey J. Aultz, 31, Army Sergeant, Jan 30
Milton A. Gist Jr., 27, Army Sergeant, Jan 30
Alejandro Carrillo, 22, Marine Sergeant, Jan 30
William M. Sigua, 21, Army Sergeant, Jan 31
Stephen D. Shannon, 21, Army Reserve Corporal, Jan 31

David C. Armstrong, 21, Army Corporal, Feb 01
Tyler Butler, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 01
Michael C. Mettille, 44, Army Sergeant Major, Feb 01
Eric R. Sieger, 18, Army Specialist, Feb 01
Terry J. Elliott, 34, Marine Gunnery Sergeant, Feb 01
Richard O. Quill III, 22, Marine Corporal, Feb 01
Matthew G. Conte, 22, Navy Hospitalman, Feb 01
Jason Garth DeFrenn, 34, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Feb 02
Terrence D. Dunn, 38, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 02
Kevin C. Landeck, 26, Army Captain, Feb 02
Alan E. McPeek, 20, Army Specialist, Feb 02

Keith Yoakum, 41, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Feb 02
Matthew T. Zeimer, 18, Army Private, Feb 02
Ronnie L. Sanders, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 03
Clarence T. Spencer, 24, Army Private, Feb 04
Randy J. Matheny, 20, Army National Guard Sergeant, Feb 04
Brandon J. Van Parys, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Feb 05
Brian A. Browning, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 06
Joshua J. Frazier, 24, Marine Sergeant, Feb 06
Joseph J. Ellis, 40, Marine Sergeant Major, Feb 07
Jennifer J. Harris, 28, Marine Captain, Feb 07
Jared M. Landaker, 25, Marine 1st Lieutenant, Feb 07
Jennifer M. Parcell, 20, Marine Corporal, Feb 07
Travis D. Pfister, 27, Marine Sergeant, Feb 07
Thomas E. Saba, 30, Marine Corporal, Feb 07
James Rodney Tijerina, 26, Marine Sergeant, Feb 07
Tarryl B. Hill, 19, Marine Reserve Private 1st Class, Feb 07
Matthew P. Pathenos, 21, Marine Reserve Lance Corporal, Feb 07
Gilbert Minjares Jr., 31, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Feb 07
Manuel A. Ruiz, 21, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, Feb 07
Ross A. Clevenger, 21, Army Reserve Specialist, Feb 08
James J. Holtom, 22, Army Reserve Sergeant, Feb 08
Raymond M. Werner, 21, Army Reserve Private, Feb 08
Leeroy A. Camacho, 28, Army Specialist, Feb 09
James J. Regan, 26, Army Sergeant, Feb 09
Eric Ross, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 09
lan W. Shaw, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 09
Donnie R. Belser Jr., 28, Army Captain, Feb 10
Russell A. Kurtz, 22, Army Sergeant, Feb 11
Robert B. Thrasher, 23, Army Sergeant, Feb 11
Dennis L. Sellen Jr., 20, Army National Guard Specialist, Feb 11
Allen Mosteiro, 42, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Feb 13
Nickolas A. Tanton, 24, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 13
Branden C. Cummings, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 14
Ronnie G. Madore Jr., 34, Army Specialist, Feb 14
John D. Rode, 24, Army Sergeant, Feb 14
Carl Leonard Seigart, 32, Army Sergeant, Feb 14
Daniel T. Morris, 19, Marine Lance Corporal, Feb 14
Todd M. Siebert, 34, Marine Captain, Feb 16
Chad E. Marsh, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 17
Justin T. Paton, 24, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 17
Christopher K. Boone, 34, Army National Guard Specialist, Feb 17
William C. Spillers, 39, Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class, Feb 17
Brian A. Escalante, 25, Marine Lance Corporal, Feb 17
Matthew S. Apuan, 27, Army Sergeant, Feb 18
Kelly D. Youngblood, 19, Army Private, Feb 18
Blake H. Howey, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Feb 18
Matthew C. Bowe, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 19
Adare W. Cleveland, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 19
Pedro J. Colon, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 19
Shawn M. Dunkin, 25, Army Sergeant, Feb 19
Montrel S. Mcarn, 21, Army Specialist, Feb 19
Brett Witteveen, 20, Marine Reserve Private 1st Class, Feb 19
Richard L. Ford, 40, Army Sergeant, Feb 20
Louis G. Kim, 19, Army Specialist, Feb 20
Clinton W. Ahlquist, 23, Marine Sergeant, Feb 20
Angel R. Ramirez, 28, Marine Lance Corporal, Feb 21
Travis Wayne Buford, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 22
Joshua R. Hager, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 22
Rowan D. Walter, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Feb 22
David R. Berry, 37, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Feb 22
Jeremy D. Barnett, 27, Army Sergeant, Feb 24
Ethan J. Biggers, 22, Army Specialist, Feb 24
William J. Beardsley, 25, Army Sergeant, Feb 26
Anthony Aguirre, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Feb 26
Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24, Army Specialist, Feb 27
Lorne E. Henry Jr, 21, Army Corporal, Feb 27
Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, 22, Army Staff Sergeant, Feb 27
Richard A. Soukenka, 30, Army Sergeant, Feb 27
Chad M. Allen, 25, Marine Sergeant, Feb 28
Bufford "Kenny" Van Slyke, 22, Marine Reserve Private 1st Class, Feb 28

Paul M. Latourney, 28, Army Staff Sergeant, Mar 02
Luis O. Rodriguez-Contrera, 22, Army Specialist, Mar 02
Wesley J. Williams, 23, Army Private, Mar 02
Christopher D. Young, 20, Army National Guard Specialist, Mar 02
Dustin M. Gould, 28, Marine Staff Sergeant, Mar 02
Morgan C. Tulang, 36, Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, Mar 02
Luke Emch, 21, Navy Hospitalman, Mar 02
Ashly L. Moyer, 21, Army Sergeant, Mar 03
Brandon Allen Parr, 25, Army Sergeant, Mar 03
Michael C. Peek, 23, Army Sergeant, Mar 03
Raul S. Bravo Jr., 21, Marine Lance Corporal, Mar 03
Darrel D. Kasson, 43, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Mar 04
Ryan M. Bell, 21, Army Specialist, Mar 05
Justin M. Estes, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, Mar 05
Blake Harris, 22, Army Specialist, Mar 05
Cory C. Kosters, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 05

Barry Wayne Mayo, 21, Army Private, Mar 05
Andrew C. Perkins, 27, Army Sergeant, Mar 05
Justin A. Rollins, 22, Army Specialist, Mar 05
Ryan D. Russell, 20, Army Specialist, Mar 05
Robert Stanley, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, Mar 05
Mark W. Graham, 22, Army Private, Mar 07
Shawn Rankinen, 28, Army Specialist, Mar 07
Michael D. Rivera, 22, Army Specialist, Mar 07
Christopher R. Webb, 28, Army Staff Sergeant, Mar 07
Dennis J. Veater, 20, Marine Reserve Lance Corporal, Mar 09
Thomas L. Latham, 23, Army Sergeant, Mar 11
Jonathan K. Smith, 19, Army Specialist, Mar 11
Daniel E. Woodcock, 25, Army Sergeant, Mar 11
Douglas C. Stone, 49, Army Reserve Sergeant 1st Class, Mar 11
Nathanial Dain Windsor, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Mar 11
Robert M. Carr, 22, Army Sergeant, Mar 13
Alberto Garcia Jr., 23, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 13
Angel Rosa, 21, Marine Private 1st Class, Mar 13
Joshua M. Boyd, 30, Army Specialist, Mar 14
Brian L. Chevalier, 21, Army Corporal, Mar 14
Stephen M. Kowalczyk, 32, Army Specialist, Mar 14
Adam J. Rosema, 27, Army Specialist, Mar 14
Forrest J. Waterbury, 25, Army Specialist, Mar 14
Steven M. Chavez, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Mar 14
James L. Arnold, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 15
Emerson N. Brand, 29, Army Sergeant, Mar 15
Blake M. Harris, 27, Army Sergeant, Mar 15
Terry W. Prater, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, Mar 15
John S. Stephens, 41, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Mar 15
Raymond J. Holzhauer, 19, Marine Lance Corporal, Mar 15
Christopher R. Brevard, 31, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Mar 16
John E. Allen, 25, Army Sergeant, Mar 17
William N. Davis, 26, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 17
Marieo Guerrero, 30, Army Specialist, Mar 17
Anthony A. Kaiser, 27, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 17
John F. Landry Jr., 20, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 17
Ed Santini, 25, Army Sergeant, Mar 17
Benjamin L. Sebban, 29, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Mar 17
Nimo W. Tauala, 29, Army Sergeant, Mar 17
Harry H. Timberman, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Mar 17
Ryan P. Green, 24, Army Sergeant, Mar 18
Wayne R. Cornell, 26, Army Sergeant, Mar 20
Curtis E. Glawson Jr., 24, Army Specialist, Mar 20
Stephen K. Richardson, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 20
Darrell R. Griffin Jr., 36, Army Staff Sergeant, Mar 21
Adrian J. Lewis, 30, Army Sergeant, Mar 21
Nicholas J. Lightner, 29, Army Sergeant, Mar 21
Joey T. Sams II, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 21
Dustin Jerome Lee, 20, Marine Corporal, Mar 21
Freeman L. Gardner Jr., 26, Army Sergeant, Mar 22
Henry W. Bogrette, 21, Marine Corporal, Mar 22
Lance C. Springer II, 23, Army Specialist, Mar 23
Greg N. Riewer, 28, Army National Guard Sergeant, Mar 23
Trevor A. Roberts, 21, Marine Reserve Lance Corporal, Mar 24
Orlando E. Gonzalez, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Mar 25
Sean K. McDonald, 21, Army Specialist, Mar 25
Jason Nunez, 22, Army Corporal, Mar 25
Jason Swiger, 24, Army Sergeant, Mar 25
Anthony White, 21, Army Private, Mar 25
Curtis J. Forshey, 22, Army Sergeant, Mar 27
Sean Michael Thomas, 33, Army National Guard Master Sergeant, Mar 27
Marcus A. Golczynski, 30, Marine Reserve Staff Sergeant, Mar 27
Joe Polo, 24, Army Sergeant, Mar 29
Wilfred Flores Jr., 20, Army Specialist, Mar 31
Neale M. Shank, 25, Army 1st Lieutenant, Mar 31

Jason R. Arnette, 24, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 01
William G. Bowling, 24, Army Specialist, Apr 01
Robert M. McDowell, 30, Army Sergeant, Apr 01
David A. Mejias, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 01
Eric R. Vick, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 01
Miguel A. Marcial III, 19, Marine Private 1st Class, Apr 01
Brian E. Ritzberg, 24, Army Specialist, Apr 02
Curtis R. Spivey, 25, Army Specialist, Apr 02
Bradley D. King, 28, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Apr 02
Daniel R. Olsen, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 02
Shane R. Becker, 35, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 03
Gabriel J. Figueroa, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 03
Jerry C. Burge, 39, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 04
Joseph H. Cantrell IV, 23, Army Corporal, Apr 04
James J. Coon, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 04
Walter Freeman Jr., 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 04
Derek A. Gibson, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 04
Forrest D. Cauthorn, 22, Army Sergeant, Apr 05
Jason A. Shaffer, 28, Army Specialist, Apr 05
Jay S. Cajimat, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 06
Ryan S. Dallam, 24, Army Specialist, Apr 06
Daniel A. Fuentes, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 06
Anthony Palermo Jr., 27, Army Captain, Apr 06
Damian Lopez Rodriguez, 19, Army Private, Apr 06
Gregory J. Billiter, 36, Navy Chief Petty Officer, Apr 06
Curtis R. Hall, 24, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Apr 06
Joseph A. McSween, 26, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Apr 06
Joseph C. Schwedler, 27, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Apr 06
Ebe F. Emolo, 33, Army Specialist, Apr 07
Jonathan D. Grassbaugh, 25, Army Captain, Apr 07
Levi K. Hoover, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 07
Rodney L. McCandless, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 07
Philip A. Murphy-Sweet, 42, Navy Commander, Apr 07
Harrison Brown, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 08
Adam P. Kennedy, 25, Army Sergeant, Apr 08
Phillip I. Neel, 27, Army 1st Lieutenant, Apr 08
David N. Simmons, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 08
Todd A. Singleton, 24, Army Sergeant, Apr 08
Jesse L. Williams, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 08
Brian Lee Holden, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 09
Ismael Solorio, 21, Army Specialist, Apr 09
Clifford A. Spohn III, 21, Army Specialist, Apr 09
Brett Andre Walton, 37, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 09
Kyle G. Bohrnsen, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 10
Raymond S. Sevaaetasi, 29, Army Sergeant, Apr 11
Jason J. Beadles, 22, Army Corporal, Apr 12
John G. Borbonus, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 12
James T. Lindsey, 20, Army Specialist, Apr 12
Gwilym J. Newman, 24, Army 1st Lieutenant, Apr 12
Cody A. Putnam, 22, Army Corporal, Apr 12

Larry R. Bowman, 29, Army Sergeant, Apr 13
Ryan A. Bishop, 32, Army Specialist, Apr 14
Robert J. Basham, 22, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Apr 14
Joshua A. Schmit, 26, Army Reserve Sergeant, Apr 14
Brandon L. Wallace, 27, Army Reserve Sergeant, Apr 14
Daniel J. Santee, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 14
Steven J. Walberg, 18, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 15
Mario K. De Leon, 26, Army Sergeant, Apr 16
Aaron M. Genevie, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 16
Lucas V. Starcevich, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 16
Shaun M. Blue, 25, Marine 1st Lieutenant, Apr 16
Jesse D. Delatorre, 29, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 16
Daniel R. Scherry, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 16
Richard P. Langenbrunner, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 17
Jason M. Morales, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 18
Wade J. Oglesby, 27, Army Corporal, Apr 18
Michael M. Rojas, 21, Army Corporal, Apr 18
Dwayne L. Moore, 31, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Apr 19
Jeffery A. Bishop, 23, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 20
Ray M. Bevel, 22, Army Corporal, Apr 21
William W. Bushnell, 24, Army Sergeant, Apr 21
Marlon B. Harper, 34, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 21
Christopher M. North, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 21
Michael J. Slater, 19, Army Private, Apr 21
Steven R. Tudor, 36, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 21
Jeffrey A. Avery, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 23
Kevin Gaspers, 26, Army 1st Lieutenant, Apr 23
Jerry R. King, 19, Army Specialist, Apr 23
Garrett C. Knoll, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 23
Kenneth E. Locker Jr., 28, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 23
Randell T. Marshall, 22, Army Sergeant, Apr 23
William C. Moore, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 23
Brice A. Pearson, 32, Army Sergeant, Apr 23
Michael J. Rodriguez, 20, Army Specialist, Apr 23
Michael L. Vaughan, 20, Army Sergeant, Apr 23
Dale G. Peterson, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 23
Jeremy E. Maresh, 24, Army National Guard Specialist, Apr 24
Willie P. Celestine Jr., 21, Marine Corporal, Apr 26
Christopher Degiovine, 25, Marine Corporal, Apr 26
Adam Loggins, 27, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 26
David Austin Kirkpatrick, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 27
Nicholas E. Riehl, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 27
Eddie D. Tamez, 21, Army Specialist, Apr 27
William J. Callahan, 28, Marine Sergeant, Apr 27
Peter Woodall, 25, Marine Sergeant, Apr 27
Glenn D. Hicks Jr., 24, Army Sergeant, Apr 28
Michael R. Hullender, 29, Army Sergeant, Apr 28
Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 28
Cole E. Spencer, 21, Army Private, Apr 28
Norman L. Tollett, 30, Army Sergeant, Apr 28
Brian A. Botello, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 29
Alexander J. Funcheon, 21, Army Sergeant, Apr 29
Jay Edward Martin, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 29
Travis L. Manion, 26, Marine 1st Lieutenant, Apr 29

Zachary R. Gullett, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 01
Johnathan E. Kirk, 25, Marine Lance Corporal, May 01
Ryan P. Jones, 23, Army 1st Lieutenant, May 02
Katie M. Soenksen, 19, Army Private 1st Class, May 02
Astor A. Sunsin-Pineda, 20, Army Specialist, May 02
Matthew T. Bolar, 24, Army Specialist, May 03
John D. Flores, 21, Army Private 1st Class, May 03
Felix G. Gonzalez-Iraheta, 25, Army Sergeant, May 03
Jerome J. Potter, 24, Army Private 1st Class, May 03
Colby J. Umbrell, 26, Army 1st Lieutenant, May 03
Andrew R. Weiss, 28, Army Specialist, May 03
Kelly B. Grothe, 21, Army Reserve Specialist, May 03
Coby G. Schwab, 25, Army Reserve Staff Sergeant, May 03
Christopher N. Hamlin, 24, Army Staff Sergeant, May 04
Larry I. Guyton, 22, Army Private 1st Class, May 05
Charles O. Palmer II, 36, Marine Corporal, May 05
Kenneth N. Mack, 42, Marine Reserve Master Sergeant, May 05
Matthew L. Alexander, 21, Army Corporal, May 06
Anthony M. Bradshaw, 21, Army Corporal, May 06
Robert J. Dixon, 27, Army Specialist, May 06
Jason R. Harkins, 25, Army Sergeant, May 06
Christopher S. Kiernan, 37, Army Staff Sergeant, May 06
Joel W. Lewis, 28, Army Sergeant, May 06
Virgil C. Martinez, 33, Army Staff Sergeant, May 06
Michael A. Pursel, 19, Army Corporal, May 06
Sameer A. M. Rateb, 22, Army Sergeant, May 06
Vincenzo Romeo, 23, Army Staff Sergeant, May 06
Kyle A. Little, 20, Army Specialist, May 08
Dan H. Nguyen, 24, Army Specialist, May 08
Blake C. Stephens, 25, Army Sergeant, May 08
Bradly D. Conner, 41, Army Sergeant Major, May 09
Walter K. O’Haire, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, May 09
Michael Frank, 36, Army Specialist, May 10
Roy L. Jones III, 21, Army Private 1st Class, May 10
Anthony J. Sausto, 22, Army Private, May 10
Jason W. Vaughn, 29, Army Sergeant, May 10
Douglas Zembiec, 34, Marine Major, May 10
William A. Farrar Jr., 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 11
James David Connell Jr., 40, Army Sergeant 1st Class, May 12
Daniel Courneya, 19, Army Private 1st Class, May 12
Christopher E Murphy, 21, Army Private 1st Class, May 12
Anthony J. Schober, 23, Army Sergeant, May 12
Andrew J. Bacevich, 27, Army 1st Lieutenant, May 13
Rhys W. Klasno, 20, Army National Guard Specialist, May 13
John T. Self, 29, Air Force Staff Sergeant, May 14
Allen J. Dunckley, 25, Army Sergeant, May 14
Christopher N. Gonzalez, 25, Army Sergeant, May 14
Nicholas S. Hartge, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 14
Thomas G. Wright, 38, Army National Guard Sergeant, May 14
Jeffrey D. Walker, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, May 14
Jesse B. Albrecht, 31, Army Sergeant 1st Class, May 17
Victor M. Fontanilla, 23, Army Private 1st Class, May 17
Aaron D. Gautier, 19, Army Private 1st Class, May 17
Jonathan V. Hamm, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 17
Steven M. Packer, 23, Army Sergeant, May 17
Coty J. Phelps, 22, Army Specialist, May 17
Ryan J. Baum, 27, Army Sergeant, May 18
Scott J. Brown, 33, Army Sergeant 1st Class, May 18
III, Anselmo Martinez, 26, Army Sergeant, May 18
Marquis J. McCants, 23, Army Specialist, May 18
Casey W. Nash, 22, Army Specialist, May 18
Joshua G. Romero, 19, Army Specialist, May 18
David W. Behrle, 20, Army Specialist, May 19
Ryan D. Collins, 20, Army Corporal, May 19
Joseph A. Gilmore, 26, Army Specialist, May 19
Travis F. Haslip, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 19
Jean P. Medlin, 27, Army Sergeant, May 19
Christopher Lee Moore, 28, Army Staff Sergeant, May 19
Jason A. Schumann, 23, Army Sergeant, May 19
Alexander R. Varela, 19, Army Private 1st Class, May 19
Justin D. Wisniewski, 22, Army Sergeant, May 19
Brian D. Ardron, 32, Army Sergeant, May 21
Michael W. Davis, 22, Army Specialist, May 21
Shannon V. Weaver, 28, Army Staff Sergeant, May 21
Steve Butcher Jr., 27, Army Staff Sergeant, May 22
Kristopher A. Higdon, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, May 22
David C. Kuehl, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, May 22
Robert J. Montgomery Jr., 29, Army Sergeant, May 22
Oscar Sauceda Jr., 21, Army Private, May 22
Robert A. Worthington, 19, Army Private 1st Class, May 22
Benjamin D. Desilets, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, May 22
Julian M. Woodall, 21, Marine Corporal, May 22
Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 23
Daniel P. Cagle, 22, Army Private 1st Class, May 23
Victor H. Toledo Pulido, 22, Army Corporal, May 23
Jonathan D. Winterbottom, 21, Army Corporal, May 23
Benjamin J. Ashley, 22, Army Specialist, May 24
Mark R. C. Caguioa, 21, Army Specialist, May 24
Robert H. Dembowski, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 24
Robert E. Dunham, 36, Army Sergeant 1st Class, May 24
Russell K. Shoemaker, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, May 24
Iosiwo Uruo, 27, Army Sergeant, May 24
Casey P. Zylman, 22, Army Private 1st Class, May 24
Mathew P. LaForest, 21, Army Specialist, May 25
Alexander Rosa Jr., 22, Army Specialist, May 25
David Paul Lindsey, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, May 25
Clinton C. Blodgett, 19, Army Specialist, May 26
Clayton G. Dunn II, 22, Army Sergeant, May 26
Charles B. Hester, 23, Army Private 1st Class, May 26
Michael J. Jaurigue, 20, Army Specialist, May 26
Gregory N. Millard, 22, Army Specialist, May 26
Francis M. Trussel Jr., 21, Army Specialist, May 26
William Lee Bailey III, 29, Army National Guard Specialist, May 26
Erich S. Smallwood, 23, Army National Guard Specialist, May 26
Nicholas R. Walsh, 27, Marine Sergeant, May 26
Emmanuel Villarreal, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, May 27
Alexandre A. Alexeev, 23, Army Specialist, May 28
Zachary D. Baker, 24, Army Corporal, May 28
Theodore U. Church, 32, Army Chief Warrant Officer, May 28
Anthony D. Ewing, 22, Army Sergeant, May 28
Keith N. Heidtman, 24, Army 1st Lieutenant, May 28
Thomas M. McFall, 36, Army Staff Sergeant, May 28
Junior Cedeno Sanchez, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 28,
James E. Summers III, 21, Army Corporal, May 28
Kile G. West, 23, Army 1st Lieutenant, May 28
Richard V. Correa, 25, Army Sergeant, May 29
Robert A. Liggett, 23, Army Private 1st Class, May 29
Jonathan A. Markham, 22, Army Corporal, May 29
Joseph M. Weiglein, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, May 29
Doonewey White, 26, Army Specialist, May 29
Bacilio E. Cuellar, 24, Army Sergeant, May 30
James E. Lundin, 20, Army Specialist, May 30
Joshua M. Moore, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 30
Matthew E. Baylis, 20, Army Private 1st Class, May 31
Matthew A. Bean, 22, Army Private 1st Class, May 31
Chadrick O. Domino, 23, Army Specialist, May 31

Travis W. Atkins, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 01
Juan F. Campos, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 01
Bruce E. Horner, 43, Army Sergeant, Jun 01
Romel Catalan, 21, Army Specialist, Jun 02
Jeremiah D. Costello, 22, Army Specialist, Jun 02
William J. Crouch, 21, Army Specialist, Jun 02
Dariek E. Dehn, 32, Army Sergeant, Jun 02
Shawn E. Dressler, 22, Army Sergeant, Jun 02
Keith V. Nepsa, 21, Army Specialist, Jun 02
James C. Akin, 23, Army Sergeant, Jun 03
Joshua D. Brown, 26, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 03
Caleb P. Christopher, 25, Army Sergeant, Jun 03
Greg P. Gagarin, 38, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 03
Tyler J. Kritz, 21, Army Sergeant, Jun 03
Robert A. Surber, 24, Army Sergeant, Jun 03
Kimel L. Watt, 21, Army Sergeant, Jun 03
Ryan A. Balmer, 33, Air Force Technical Sergeant, Jun 05
Matthew J. Kuglics, 25, Air Force Staff Sergeant, Jun 05
Andrews J. Higgins, 28, Army Sergeant, Jun 05
Justin A. Verdeja, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 05
Timothy B. Cole Jr., 28, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 06
Shawn D. Gajdos, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 06
Greg L. Sutton, 38, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jun 06
Matthew Soper, 25, Army National Guard Sergeant, Jun 06
William N. Newman, 23, Air Force Senior Airman, Jun 07
Eric M. Barnes, 20, Air Force Airman 1st Class, Jun 09
Cory M. Endlich, 23, Army Sergeant, Jun 09
Scott A. Miller, 20, Army Private, Jun 09
Llythaniele Fender, 21, Army Corporal, Jun 10
Adam G. Herold, 23, Army Specialist, Jun 10
Brian M. Long, 32, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 10
Meresebang Ngiraked, 21, Army Corporal, Jun 10
Glade L. Felix, 52, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Jun 11
Cameron K. Payne, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 11
William C. Johnson, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 12
Damon G. Legrand, 27, Army Specialist, Jun 12
Johnny R. Strong, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, Jun 12
Casey S. Carriker, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 13
Michael A. Bechert, 24, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 14
Val John Borm, 21, Army Specialist, Jun 14
Josiah W. Hollopeter, 27, Army Specialist, Jun 14
Derek T. Roberts, 24, Army Sergeant, Jun 14
Richard K. Parker, 26, Army National Guard Sergeant, Jun 14
Dustin R. Brisky, 26, Army Reserve Specialist, Jun 14
Farid Elazzouzi, 26, Army Reserve Specialist, Jun 14
Kevin H. Sonnenberg, 42, Air National Guard Major, Jun 15
Michael Patrick Pittman, 34, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 15
Grass. Zachary A., 22, Army Specialist, Jun 16
Danny R. Soto, 24, Army Sergeant, Jun 16
Frank B. Walkup IV, 23, Army 1st Lieutenant, Jun 16
Larry Parks Jr., 24, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 18
Frank M. Sandoval, 27, Army Sergeant, Jun 18
Eric L. Snell, 35, Army Sergeant, Jun 18
Jacob T. Tracy, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 18
David A. Wilkey Jr., 22, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 18
Darryl W. Linder, 23, Army Specialist, Jun 19
Joshua S. Modgling, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 19
William A. Zapfe, 35, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jun 19
David J. Bentz III, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 20
Sid W. Brookshire, 36, Army Major, Jun 20
Joe G. Charfauros Jr., 33, Army Specialist, Jun 20
Darren P. Hubbell, 38, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 20
Shawn P. Martin, 30, Marine Sergeant, Jun 20
Stephen J. Wilson, 28, Marine Staff Sergeant, Jun 20
Daniel J. Agami, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 21
Karen N. Clifton, 22, Army Specialist, Jun 21
Anthony D. Hebert, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 21
Thomas R. Leemhuis, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 21
Alphonso J. Montenegro II, 22, Army Sergeant, Jun 21
Raymond N. Spencer Jr., 23, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 21
Jerimiah J. Veitch, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 21
Ryan M. Wood, 22, Army Sergeant, Jun 21
Carter A. Gamble Jr., 24, Army Specialist, Jun 22
Michael J. Montpetit, 31, Army Sergeant, Jun 22
Dominic N. Rodriguez, 23, Army Specialist, Jun 22
Jason D. Nathan, 22, Air Force Airman 1st Class, Jun 23
William E. Brown, 25, Army Sergeant, Jun 23
Derek A. Calhoun, 23, Army Specialist, Jun 23
Joel A. Dahl, 21, Army Sergeant, Jun 23
Chris Davis, 35, Army Sergeant, Jun 23
Joel A. House, 22, Army Sergeant, Jun 23
Joseph P. Kenny, 20, Army Specialist, Jun 23
Jimy M. Malone, 23, Army Sergeant, Jun 23
Michael D. Moody Jr., 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 23
Daniel P. Riordan, 24, Army Lieutenant, Jun 23
Shane M. Stinson, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 23
Henry G. Byrd III, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 24
Eric C. Palmer, 21, Army Specialist, Jun 24
Andre Craig Jr., 24, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 25
Trista L. Moretti, 27, Army Sergeant, Jun 25
Nathan L. Winder, 32, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jun 26
Derek C. Dixon, 20, Marine Corporal, Jun 26
Daniel A. Newsome, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 27
William W. Crow Jr., 28, Army Sergeant, Jun 28
Cory F. Hiltz, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jun 28
Shin W. Kim, 23, Army Sergeant, Jun 28
Michael J. Martinez, 24, Army Sergeant, Jun 28
Giann C. Joya Mendoza, 27, Army Sergeant, Jun 28
Dustin L. Workman II, 19, Army Specialist, Jun 28
James L. Adair, 26, Army Specialist, Jun 29
Robb L. Rolfing, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Jun 30

Raymond R. Buchan, 33, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jul 01
Victor A. Garcia, 22, Army Specialist, Jul 01
Jonathan M. Rossi, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 01
Michael L. Ruoff Jr., 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Jul 01
William C. Chambers, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 01
Juan M. Garcia Schill, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 01
Jeremy L. Tinnel, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 01
Christopher N. Rutherford, 25, Army 1st Lieutenant, Jul 02
Steven A. Davis, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 04
Andrew T. Engstrom, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 04
Scott A.M. Oswell, 33, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Jul 04
James M. Ahearn, 43, Army Major, Jul 05
Keith A. Kline, 24, Army Sergeant, Jul 05
Michelle R. Ring, 24, Army Specialist, Jul 05
Jeremy L. Stacey, 23, Army Specialist, Jul 05
Anthony M.K. Vinnedge, 24, Army National Guard Specialist, Jul 05
Jeremy D. Allbaugh, 21, Marine Corporal, Jul 05
Steven A. Stacy, 23, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 05
Gene L. Lamie, 25, Army Sergeant, Jul 06
Eric A. Lill, 28, Army Sergeant, Jul 06
Jon M. Lockey, 44, Army Colonel, Jul 06
Bruce C. Salazar Jr., 24, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 06
Kory D. Wiens, 20, Army Corporal, Jul 06
Le Ron A. Wilson, 18, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 06
Steven Phillip Daugherty, 28, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Jul 06
Jason Dale Lewis, 30, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Jul 06
Robert Richard McRill, 42, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Jul 06
Roberto J. Causor Jr., 21, Army Specialist, Jul 07
Jason E. Dore, 25, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 08
Maria I. Ortiz, 40, Army Captain, Jul 10
Courtney T. Johnson, 26, Army Sergeant, Jul 11
Jeffrey R. McKinney, 40, Army 1st Sergeant, Jul 11
Allen A. Greka, 29, Army Sergeant, Jul 14
Christopher D. Kube, 18, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 14
John R. Massey, 29, Army National Guard Sergeant, Jul 14
Benjamin B. Bartlett Jr., 25, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 15
Robert D. Varga, 24, Army Specialist, Jul 15
Eric M. Holke, 31, Army National Guard Specialist, Jul 15
Shawn V. Starkovich, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 16
Nathan S. Barnes, 23, Army Sergeant, Jul 17
Brandon K. Bobb, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 17
James J. Harrelson, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 17
Ron J. Joshua Jr., 19, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 17
Jeffrey L. Chaney, 35, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Jul 17
Patrick L. Wade, 38, Navy Chief Petty Officer, Jul 17
Zachary Clouser, 19, Army Specialist, Jul 18
Richard Gilmore III, 22, Army Specialist, Jul 18
Daniel E. Gomez, 21, Army Specialist, Jul 18
Luis E. Gutierrez-Rosales, 38, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Jul 18
Ronald L. Coffelt, 36, Army Sergeant, Jul 19
Brandon M. Craig, 25, Army Corporal, Jul 19
Rhett A. Butler, 22, Army Corporal, Jul 20
Jacob S. Schmuecker, 27, Army National Guard Sergeant, Jul 21
Christopher G. Scherer, 21, Marine Corporal, Jul 21
Shawn G. Adams, 21, Army Sergeant, Jul 22
Bobby L. Twitty, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 22
Courtney D. Finch, 27, Army Sergeant, Jul 24
Camy Florexil, 20, Army Specialist, Jul 24
Joshua P. Mattero, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Jul 24
Robert A. Lynch, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Jul 24
James H. McRae, 22, Marine Corporal, Jul 24
Matthew R. Zindars, 21, Marine Corporal, Jul 24
Daniel S. Noble, 21, Navy Hospitalman, Jul 24
Daniel A. Leckel, 19, Army Specialist, Jul 25
Michael A. Baloga, 21, Army Private, Jul 26
Charles E. Bilbrey Jr., 21, Army Specialist, Jul 26
William R. Howdeshell, 37, Army Sergeant, Jul 26
Jaime Rodriguez Jr., 19, Army Specialist, Jul 26
Cody C. Grater, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 29
Wilberto Suliveras, 38, Army Staff Sergeant, Jul 29
Jason M. Kessler, 29, Army Corporal, Jul 30
Sean A. Stokes, 24, Marine Corporal, Jul 30
Zachariah J. Gonzalez, 23, Army Specialist, Jul 31
Charles T. Heinlein Jr., 23, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 31
Alfred H. Jairala, 29, Army Private 1st Class, Jul 31
Bradley W. Marshall, 37, Army Sergeant, Jul 31
Daniel F. Reyes, 24, Army Specialist, Jul 31
Stephen R. Maddies, 41, Army National Guard Sergeant, Jul 31

Travis S. Bachman, 30, Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class, Aug 01
Cristian Rojas-Gallego, 24, Army Specialist, Aug 02
Eric D. Salinas, 25, Army Specialist, Aug 02
Fernando Santos, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 02
Julian Ingles Rios, 52, Army National Guard Master Sergent, Aug 02
Cristian Vasquez, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Aug 02
Jaron D. Holliday, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 04
Jason K. Lafleur, 28, Army Corporal, Aug 04
Braden J. Long, 19, Army Specialist, Aug 04
Matthew M. Murchison, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 04
Dustin S. Wakeman, 25, Army Sergeant, Aug 04
Joey D. Link, 29, Air Force Technical Sergeant, Aug 05
Blackwell. Justin R., 27, Army Specialist, Aug 05
Jeremy S. Bohannon, 18, Army Private, Aug 05
Charles E. Leonard Jr., 29, Army Specialist, Aug 05
Juan M. Alcantara, 22, Army Corporal, Aug 06
Nicholas A. Gummersall, 23, Army Sergeant, Aug 06
Kareem R. Khan, 20, Army Specialist, Aug 06
Christopher T. Neiberger, 22, Army Specialist, Aug 06
Jacob M. Thompson, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 06
Reynold Armand, 21, Marine Corporal, Aug 07
Jon E. Bonnell Jr., 22, Marine Sergeant, Aug 07
Alicia A. Birchett, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 08
Donald M. Young, 0, Army Specialist, Aug 08
Michael E. Tayaotao, 27, Marine Sergeant, Aug 09
Joan J. Duran, 24, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 10
William L. Edwards, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 11
Scott L. Kirkpatrick, 26, Army Sergeant, Aug 11
Andrew W. Lancaster, 23, Army Sergeant, Aug 11
Justin O. Penrod, 24, Army Specialist, Aug 11
William D. Scates, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 11
Eric D. Cottrell, 39, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 13
Alun R. Howells, 20, Army Specialist, Aug 13
Juan M. Lopez Jr., 23, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 13
Paulomarko U. Pacificador, 24, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 13
Sean P. Fisher, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 14
Shawn D. Hensel, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 14
Steven R. Jewell, 26, Army Specialist, Aug 14
Christopher Johnson, 31, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Aug 14
Jackie L. McFarlane Jr, 30, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Aug 14
Stanley B. Reynolds, 37, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 14
Robert R. Pirelli, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 15
Princess C. Samuels, 22, Army Sergeant, Aug 15
Zandra T. Walker, 28, Army Specialist, Aug 15
Kamisha J. Block, 20, Army Specialist, Aug 16
Paul B. Norris, 30, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 16
Willard M. Powell-Kerchief, 21, Army Corporal, Aug 16
Jonathan W. Edds, 24, Army 1st Lieutenant, Aug 17
Michael S. Fielder, 35, Army Captain, Aug 19
Sandy R. Britt, 30, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 21
Donovan D. Witham, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 21
Rickey L. Bell, 21, Army Specialist, Aug 22
Jeremy P. Bouffard, 21, Army Corporal, Aug 22
Phillip J. Brodnick, 25, Army Corporal, Aug 22
Edgar E. Cardenas, 34, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 22
Derek A. Dobogai, 26, Army Captain, Aug 22
Paul J. Flynn, 28, Army Chief Warrant Officer, Aug 22
Joshua S. Harmon, 20, Army Corporal, Aug 22
Michael A. Hook, 25, Army Specialist, Aug 22
Nathan C. Hubbard, 21, Army Corporal, Aug 22
Garrett I. McLead, 23, Army Sergeant, Aug 22
Jason L. Paton, 25, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 22
Jessy G. Pollard, 22, Army Specialist, Aug 22
Tyler R. Seideman, 20, Army Specialist, Aug 22
Matthew L. Tallman, 30, Army Sergeant, Aug 22
Omar E. Torres, 20, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 22
Corry Paul Tyler, 29, Army Captain, Aug 22
Adrian M. Elizalde, 30, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Aug 23
Michael J. Tully, 33, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Aug 23
David A. Heringes, 36, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Aug 24
Matthew S. Medlicott, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, Aug 25
Joshua L. Morley, 22, Army Sergeant, Aug 26
Tracy C. Willis, 21, Army Specialist, Aug 26
Rogelio A. Ramirez, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, Aug 26
James S. Collins Jr., 35, Army Reserve Sergeant, Aug 28
Edward L. Brooks, 25, Army Specialist, Aug 29
Erick M. Foster, 29, Army Captain, Aug 29
Andrew P Nelson, 22, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 29
Justin T. Sanders, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 29
John C. Tanner, 21, Marine Corporal, Aug 29
Jason M. Butkus, 34, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 30
Daniel E. Scheibner, 40, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Aug 30
Travis M. Virgadamo, 19, Army Specialist, Aug 30
Kevin A. Gilbertson, 24, Army Sergeant, Aug 31

Christopher G. Patton, 21, Army Specialist, Sep 01
Delmar White, 37, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 02
Rodney J. Johnson, 20, Army Specialist, Sep 04
David J. Lane, 20, Army Specialist, Sep 04
Joel L. Murray, 26, Army Sergeant, Sep 04
Randol S. Shelton, 22, Army Private, Sep 04
Dane R. Balcon, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Sep 05
David A. Cooper Jr., 36, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Sep 05
Keith A. Nurnberg, 26, Army Specialist, Sep 05
Javier G. Paredes, 24, Army Corporal, Sep 05
William T. Warford III, 24, Army Corporal, Sep 05
Lee C. Wilson, 30, Army Sergeant, Sep 06
Christopher L. Poole Jr., 22, Marine Corporal, Sep 06
Bryan J. Scripsick, 22, Marine Corporal, Sep 06
John C. Stock, 26, Marine Staff Sergeant, Sep 06
Michael J. Yarbrough, 24, Marine Sergeant, Sep 06
Marisol Heredia, 19, Army Specialist, Sep 07
Jason J. Hernandez, 21, Army Specialist, Sep 07
Thomas L. Hilbert, 20, Army Specialist, Sep 07
Drew N. Jensen, 27, Army Captain, Sep 07
Lance M. Clark, 21, Marine Lance Corporal, Sep 07
Ryan A. Woodward, 22, Army Corporal, Sep 08
Alexander U. Gagalac, 28, Army Sergeant, Sep 09
Courtney Hollinsworth, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 09
Ari D. Brown-Weeks, 23, Army Specialist, Sep 10
Steven R. Elrod, 20, Army Specialist, Sep 10
Yance T. Gray, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 10
Michael C. Hardegree, 21, Army Sergeant, Sep 10
Omar L. Mora, 28, Army Sergeant, Sep 10
Nicholas J. Patterson, 24, Army Sergeant, Sep 10
Gregory Rivera-Santiago, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 10
Sammie E. Phillips, 19, Army National Guard Private 1st Class, Sep 10
Carlos E. Gil Orozco, 23, Marine Corporal, Sep 10
Jon T. Hicks Jr., 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Sep 10
Christopher M. McCloud, 24, Army Private, Sep 14
John Mele, 25, Army Sergeant, Sep 14
Todd A. Motley, 23, Army Specialist, Sep 14
Jonathan Rivadeneira, 22, Army Specialist, Sep 14
Terry D. Wagoner, 28, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 14
Brandon T. Thorsen, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Sep 15
Terrence P. Allen, 21, Marine Corporal, Sep 15
Michael L. Townes, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 16
Matthew J. Emerson, 20, Army Specialist, Sep 18
Edmund J. Jeffers, 23, Army Sergeant, Sep 18
Joseph N. Landry III, 23, Army Specialist, Sep 18
Nicholas P. Olson, 22, Army Specialist, Sep 18
Donald E. Valentine III, 21, Army Specialist, Sep 18
Aaron J. Walker, 23, Army Specialist, Sep 18
Graham M. McMahon, 22, Army Corporal, Sep 19
Christian M. Neff, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Sep 19
Roselle M. Hoffmaster, 32, Army Captain (Doctor), Sep 20
Luigi Marciante Jr., 25, Army Private 1st Class, Sep 20
John J. Young, 24, Army Specialist, Sep 21
Jonathan M. Lankford, 42, Army Command Sergeant Major, Sep 22
Joshua H. Reeves, 26, Army Specialist, Sep 22
David L. Watson, 29, Army Specialist, Sep 22
Anthony K. Bento, 23, Army Corporal, Sep 24
Kevin R. Brown, 38, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 25
Zachary B. Tomczak, 24, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 25
Randy L. Johnson, 34, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Sep 27
Robert T. Ayres III, 23, Army Sergeant, Sep 29
Donnie D. Dixon, 37, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 29
James D. Doster, 37, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Sep 29
Chirasak Vidhyarkorn, 32, Army Specialist, Sep 29
Randell Olguin, 24, Army Sergeant, Sep 30

Herman J. Murkerson Jr., 35, Marine Gunnery Sergeant, Oct 01
Shayna Ann Schnell, 19, Navy Seaman Apprentice, Oct 01
Vincent G. Kamka, 23, Army Specialist, Oct 04
Avealalo Milo, 23, Army Specialist, Oct 04
Ricardo X. Rodriguez, 23, Army Sergeant, Oct 04
Jason N. Marchand, 26, Army Specialist, Oct 05
Joseph B. Milledge, 23, Army Sergeant, Oct 05
Rachael L. Hugo, 24, Army Reserve Specialist, Oct 05
Gilberto A. Meza, 21, Army Corporal, Oct 06
Benjamin C. Dillon, 22, Army Corporal, Oct 07
Jeremy W. Burris, 22, Marine Lance Corporal, Oct 08
Frank L. Cady III, 20, Army Not reported yet, Oct 10
Eric T. Duckworth, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Oct 10
Jason M. Lantieri, 25, Army Sergeant, Oct 10
Lillian Clamens, 35, Army Reserve Staff Sergeant, Oct 10
Samuel F. Pearson, 28, Army Reserve Specialist, Oct 10
Donald L. Munn II, 22, Army Staff Sergeant, Oct 11
Nathan Z. Thacker, 18, Army Private, Oct 12
Kenneth J. Iwasinski, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Oct 14
Jason B. Koutroubas, 21, Army Specialist, Oct 14
Thomas M. Martin, 27, Army 1st Lieutenant, Oct 14
Justin S. Monschke, 28, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Oct 14
Micheal D. Brown, 20, Army Specialist, Oct 16
Vincent A. Madero, 22, Army Specialist, Oct 17
Jarred S. Fontenot, 35, Army Staff Sergeant, Oct 18
Wayne M. Geiger, 23, Army Specialist, Oct 18
Erik T. Garoutte, 22, Marine Corporal, Oct 19
Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho, 20, Navy Seaman, Oct 22
Genesia Mattril Gresham, 19, Navy Seaman, Oct 22
Adam J. Chitjian, 39, Army Private 1st Class, Oct 24
Robin L. Towns Sr., 52, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Oct 24
David E. Lambert, 39, Army Specialist, Oct 26
Cody M. Carver, 19, Army Private, Oct 30
Rush “Mickey” Marshall Jenkins, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Oct 30
Daniel L. McCall, 24, Army Sergeant, Oct 30
Louis A. Griese, 30, Army Sergeant, Oct 31
Timothy I. McGovern, 28, Army Captain, Oct 31
Brandon W. Smitherman, 21, Army Specialist, Oct 31

Thomas A. Crowell, 36, Air Force Master Sergent, Nov 01
Nathan J. Schuldheiss, 27, Air Force Civilian, Nov 01
David A. Wieger, 28, Air Force Staff Sergeant, Nov 01
Tracy Lynn Alger, 30, Army 2nd Lieutenant, Nov 01
Dwane A. Covert Jr., 20, Army Private 1st Class, Nov 03
Carletta S. Davis, 34, Army Staff Sergeant, Nov 05
John D. Linde, 30, Army Staff Sergeant, Nov 05
Adam J. Muller, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Nov 05
Daniel J. Shaw, 23, Army Sergeant, Nov 05
Derek T. Stenroos, 24, Army Sergeant, Nov 05
Kevin R. Bewley, 27, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Nov 05
Christine M. Ndururi, 21, Army Specialist, Nov 06
Benjamin D. Tiffner, 31, Army Captain, Nov 07
Lui Tumanuvao, 29, Army Sergeant, Nov 07
Jermaine D. Franklin, 22, Army Specialist, Nov 09
Ashley Sietsema, 20, Army Specialist, Nov 12
Joseph M. Vanek, 22, Army Sergeant, Nov 12
Christopher R. Kruse, 23, Army Sergeant, Nov 13
Casey P. Mason, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Nov 13
Peter W. Schmidt, 30, Army Specialist, Nov 13
Kenneth R. Booker, 25, Army Sergeant, Nov 14
Peter H. Burks, 26, Army 2nd Lieutenant, Nov 14
Derek R. Banks, 24, Army National Guard Specialist, Nov 14
Steven C. Ganczewski, 22, Army Sergeant, Nov 16
Mason L. Lewis, 26, Army Sergeant, Nov 16
Marius L. Ferrero, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Nov 18
Jason T. Lee, 26, Army Corporal, Nov 18
Christopher J. Nelson, 22, Army Corporal, Nov 18
Alejandro Ayala, 26, Air Force Staff Sergeant, Nov 19
Alfred G. Paredez Jr., 32, Army Sergeant, Nov 20
Melvin L. Henley Jr., 26, Army Specialist, Nov 21
Jonathon L. Martin, 33, Army Staff Sergeant, Nov 22
Isaac T. Cortes, 26, Army Private, Nov 27
Benjamin J. Garrison, 25, Army Specialist, Nov 27
John J. Tobiason, 42, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Nov 28
Allen C. Roberts, 21, Marine Corporal, Nov 28
Blair William Emery, 24, Army Corporal, Nov 30

Matthew K. Reece, 24, Army Specialist, Dec 01
Kyle Dayton, 22, Army Sergeant , Dec 03
Eric J. Hernandez, 26, Army Sergeant, Dec 04
Dewayne L. White, 27, Army Private, Dec 04
Adam P. Snyder, 26, Army Captain, Dec 05
Randy W. Pickering, 31, Army Specialist, Dec 09
Johnathan A. Lahmann, 21, Army Specialist, Dec 10
Mark T. Carter, 27, Navy Chief Petty Officer, Dec 11
Samuel E. Kelsey, 24, Army Sergeant, Dec 13
Brynn J. Naylor, 21, Army Specialist, Dec 13
Daren A. Smith, 19, Army Private, Dec 13
Jonathan A. Lowery, 38, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Dec 14
Austin D. Pratt, 22, Army Sergeant, Dec 15
Juctin R. P. McDaniel, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Dec 17
Jeremy E. Ray, 26, Army 1st Lieutenant, Dec 20
George J. Howell, 24, Army Private 1st Class, Dec 21
Peter C. Neesley, 28, Army Sergeant, Dec 25
Bryan J. Tutten, 33, Army Sergeant, Dec 25
Rowdy J. Inman, 38, Army Captain, Dec 26
Benjamin B. Portell, 27, Army Sergeant, Dec 26

William Sigua, 21, Dec 31

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tom "Terrific" Brady

Tom Brady may well be the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.

At the very least, he is the one quarterback who seems to have more fun than any other while playing the game.

Seeing him tonight after the game, running to the locker room - it wasn't hard to be caught up in his enthusiasm and enjoyment. Yet he's humble, sharing the win with the other players and not taking the credit for himself.

He even shared the win with the team owner, Robert Kraft, by giving him the last ball used in the game.

He is one of the brightest, nicest and most earnest young men I've ever seen and he does misprove the old saying: Nice guys finish last.

Not this nice guy.

New England Patriots Win 38-35

Well, they squeaked it out, winning by the closest margin this year and it was fun to watch!

Many records were broken:

16 wins - perfect season - team record
589 points in a season - team record
50 touchdown passes in a season - Tom Brady
23 receptions for touchdown - Randy Moss
single season reception - Wes Welker

I never doubted them - and never thought that they would lose - all year, actually. There's something about this team; they know what needs to be done and they do it.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Patriots vs Giants

It would be neat to see the Patriots finish their season perfect. Their players and coaches have an amazing focus. This team has shown it can win close games and stay consistent. They don’t show any signs of treating this game any differently than the past 15.

The Patriots have shown they deserve a perfect season, and they’ll get it. This is what makes the NFL so great – it will be such a great game, and you’ll see that this is more than just a business. These guys will play with passion.

I think the score will be 34 - 17.

We'll see.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Benazir Bhutto (IPA: [beːnɜziːr bʰʊʈʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician. Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having been twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. She had studied at Harvard and Oxford Universities.

She was sworn in for the first time in 1988 but removed from office 20 months later under orders of then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan on grounds of alleged corruption.

In 1993 Bhutto was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by President Farooq Leghari.

Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998, where she remained until she returned to Pakistan on 18 October 2007, after reaching an understanding with General Musharraf by which she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn.

She was the eldest child of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, (who was executed in 1979 under the rule of General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq), a Pakistani of Sindhi descent, and Begum Nusrat Bhutto, a Pakistani of Iranian-Kurdish descent. Her paternal grandfather was Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto who came to Larkana Sindh before partition from his native town of Bhatto Kalan which was situated in the Indian state of Haryana.

She was assassinated on 27 December 2007, in a combined suicide bomb attack and shooting during a political rally of the Pakistan Peoples Party in the Liaquat National Bagh in Rawalpindi.

Ex-government spokesman Tariq Azim Khan said that, although it appeared that she had been shot, it was unclear whether her wounds had been caused by a shooting or shrapnel from the bomb.
It's a sad day for the entire world.

some info from wikipedia/msnbc

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy First Birthday Jaelyn Mae

As we gathered around and started to sing Happy Birthday, Jaelyn put her hands over her eyes, sort of like an ostrich buries its head. If she couldn't see us, we couldn't see her, I imagine she was thinking.
Then she dug in and thoroughly enjoyed her first taste of chocolate frosting on a cupcake.

Happy 1st Birthday Jaelyn Mae.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Perfect Christmas

I got home from our Christmas Eve get together about 22:00 last night. I read my new book, Celebrity Detox by Rosie O'Donnell, that was given to me by Vanessa and fell asleep about 01:30 this morning. Very enjoyable book.

I woke up around 09:00, let Hannibal out, and went back to bed. About 15:00 I woke again, let Hannibal out again, ate a turkey sandwich, a big glass of milk and went back to bed. I woke up about 21:30, let Hannibal out yet again, had some shrimp cocktail and a big glass of water, played some games on, blogged and am now going back to bed.

It doesn't get much better.

Bah Humbug

The title says it all.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

So Long Gordon

On Friday evening, Patrick called me as he usually does to tell me he was home. He also told me to "call Gordon to come pick up his bibles" which didn't mean anything to me until I remembered seeing a UPS truck in his driveway earlier in the day. I asked Pat what he was talking about and he said there were 4 cartons of bibles at his front door that he had to climb over to get into his house.

I called Gordon, who is our 80 something year old landlord, and he told me he just got home from RI Hospital - I asked if he was visiting someone and he said he was there because the doctors cut a big growth out of his leg which included some muscle and he was going to be laying low for some time, getting used to crutches, and healing. He said his wife would go over to pick the bibles up at Patrick's. He complained a little about the delivery that went to Patrick, because he specifically told UPS 310 not 310A for the address. We talked for a few minutes more and he was in good spirits when we hung up.

I was up very early on Saturday morning and saw a fire truck come down road and turn into Gordon's driveway. A few minutes later, while I was out with Hannibal, a rescue came and pulled into my driveway to ask which house was 310. I sent him on his way and before long an EG police officer came down the road and pulled into Patrick's driveway. He must have realized he had the wrong drive so he tried to back out and got stuck in the snow for a minute and then found the right house.

I called over to Patrick and asked him to look out and see what was going on and he couldn't really see anything so I called the EG Fire and the dispatcher said they requested a rescue, no details given. Shortly after that, Patrick called to say that Gordon had been brought out on a stretcher with a neck brace on. I thought for sure he must have fallen, because he had said he was so unsteady with the crutches. During this time, the logging trucks were lined up in front of my house, waiting to enter the property once the rescue had left.

The rescue left after a few minutes, with Gordon's wife, Cheryl, following. Later that afternoon, about 2:00 or so, I called over to the house to see if everything and everybody was okay, but no one was there to answer, so I left a message.

Tonight, about 5:00 I ran into Chris and Amber (my neighbors) and asked if they knew what happened, which they didn't. Chris said he'd call over and let me know what was going on.

Later on, as I was making more chocolate candies, Amber came downstairs, brought me a delicious sugar cookie and told me that Gordon had died this morning! Seems that he had a blood clot of some sort. I feel awful.

Gordon was a real character who pretty much said what was on his mind. He was a bible reading republican, but I liked him in spite of that. He had had a tough time of it lately with the land mess and having to put in a new septic for my upstairs neighbors. I had been somewhat worried about him with the stress he had been going through, but no way did I think his life would end so soon after my meeting him.

His wife, Cheryl, is probably about 20 years younger than he was, which should help her somewhat in getting through all the stuff she's about to go through, and I'm sure it's not going to be easy for her.

I have a feeling that his passing is going to effect me, Patrick, Amber and Chris. Even though we have leases for our rentals, I expect some changes will be coming soon and I can't imagine they'll be for the better.

12/24-I stopped by to see Cheryl this evening and give her some chocolates and fudge. She is devastated about Gordon's death and she said her heart is broken. It seems no matter what the circumstances, death is difficult for everyone. I'm sending good thoughts her way.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Traps Are Snapping

One more caught in the storage area...

Let's see what tonight brings.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Three Dead Mice

So I'm sitting here blogging about 02:00 this morning and I hear SNAP - another mouse caught in my living room - 3, count them, 3 nights in a row!!

Tonight I went to Benny's and bought 8 more traps. They are all over the storage area, front hall, living room and kitchen!

Let's see how many of those little suckers I catch and KILL tonight!

I love country living!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pandemic Flu Virus

The evolution of flu viruses cannot be predicted. This makes it difficult to know if or when a virus might mutate to become easily transmittable among humans. Therefore, it is impossible to say when another pandemic will arise, or whether it will be mild or severe. One thing is known; it is not a question of if, but a question of when.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that once a virus allows for efficient human-to-human transmission, a pandemic can occur. Because of high global mobility and interconnection, illness could spread quickly and, if the virus has a high fatality rate, threaten millions of lives around the world.

A flu pandemic may strike in waves, each of which could last for 6 to 8 weeks. An especially severe pandemic could lead to widespread illness, a large number of deaths, and economic loss.

Everyday life would be disrupted because so many people in so many places would become seriously ill at the same time. Impact could range from school and business closings to the interruption of such basic services as public transportation and food delivery.

A substantial portion of the world's population would require some form of medical care. Healthcare facilities would be overwhelmed, creating a strain on hospital staff, and a shortage of beds, ventilators, and other supplies.

Central to preparedness planning is estimating the mortality rates of the next pandemic. Experts' answers to this fundamental question have ranged from 2 million to more than 50 million. All of these predictions are scientifically grounded. The reasons for the wide range of estimates are numerous.

Even in the best case scenarios of the next pandemic, 2 to 7 million people could die and tens of millions would require medical attention worldwide.

Interventions: Distributing antiviral treatments to inffected individuals and others near them to reduce symptoms and susceptibility; vaccinating people, possibly children first, with either 1 or 2 shots of a vaccine not well matched to the strain that may emerge; social distancing, such as restricting travel and quarantining households; and closing schools.

The results also showed that vaccinating school children first is more effective than random vaccination when the vaccine supply is limited. Regardless of contagiousness, social distancing measures, alone, had little effect.

But when the virus was highly contagious, all single-intervention strategies left nearly half the population infected. In this instance, the only measures that reduced the number of cases to below the annual flu rate involved a combination of at least three different interventions, including a minimum of 182 million courses of antiviral treatment.

No Interventions: The results showed that, with no intervention, a pandemic flu with low contagiousness could peak after 117 days and infect about 33% of the US population. A highly contagious virus could peak after 64 days and infect about 54% of the population.

Rhode Island is one of only seven states, including Massachusetts, that have yet to make any purchases toward its share of the stockpile of anti-virals for pandemic influenza, which is something public health policy officials say puts the entire nation at risk.

The state has until June to comply. Also, Rhode Island doesn't have a liability shield law in place to protect health care volunteers in the case of a public health emergency.

A pandemic could deliver a "shock" to the economy, with immediate demand- and supply-side effects, as well as longer-term supply-side effects.

As a pandemic spreads, international travel would dramatically decline as people avoided flu "hotspots" and governments restricted travel. In all likelihood, people would quarantine themselves and their families by staying at home more. Nonessential activities requiring social contact would be sharply curtailed, leading to significant declines in retail trade. People would avoid public places, such as shopping malls, community centers, places of worship, and public transit. Attendance at theaters, sporting events, museums, and restaurants would decline.

Schools and business would suffer. It seems likely that many schools would close, and even if they did not, attendance would fall dramatically as parents kept their children at home. In either event, large-scale school closings would lead to a spike in workplace absences because parents would stay home to care for their children even if they were not sick. The impact on businesses of all kinds due to employee absenteeism would be dramatic.

The general slowdown in economic activity would reduce gross domestic product (GDP).

Business confidence would be dented, the supply of labor would be restricted, supply chains would be strained as transportation systems were disrupted, and arrears and default rates on consumer and business debt would probably rise. It seems likely that the stock market would initially fall and rebound later.

Estimates of the economic impact vary widely. A pandemic could cause a serious recession in the US economy, with immediate costs ranging from $500 billion to $675 billion.

The following is a sampling of predictions from financial leaders:

WBB Securities LLC predicted a pandemic could cause a one-year economic loss of $488 billion and a permanent economic loss of $1.4 trillion to the US economy

The Congressional Budget Office said a pandemic could deal a $675 billion hit to the US economy
The World Bank has predicted a pandemic could cost the global economy $800 billion a year.

Despite the advance warning, the world is ill prepared to defend itself against a flu pandemic. WHO has urged all countries to develop preparedness plans, but only around 40 have done so.

The WHO has further urged countries with adequate resources to stockpile antiviral drugs nationally for use at the start of a pandemic. Under the current situation, most developing countries may have limited access to vaccines and antiviral drugs throughout the duration of a pandemic.

Coming soon: How you can prepare.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bengal Tiger Habitat Destruction

Habitat destruction is forcing India's endangered tigers to new grounds, including high mountains which have a sufficient prey base but are not known to be the natural home of the big cats.

With forests in the foothills being built over and cleared for farming, wildlife experts say tigers are being increasingly spotted in high altitudes in India's northeast and west.

But they say tigers could still be as endangered in their new environment and are not as adaptable as leopards.

India's wildlife crisis, highlighted best by the dwindling tiger and lion population, has caused huge national concern, pushing authorities to declare new measures to save the cats.

Experts say increasing human interference such as development, encroachment and destruction of habitat, as well as poaching, are the main threats to animals across India, from the Himalayas to Indian Ocean islands.

India is thought to be home to half the world's surviving tigers, but according to a census in 2001 and 2002, their numbers have dwindled to between 1,300 and 1,500 from 40,000 a century ago.

Oh Happy Day!

At 14:23 today I received a call from Joe, a nice young man who works at Verizon about the problems with my Fios TV service!

We spoke for about 30 minutes about some of the issues that I emailed about. (see 12/11/07)

He was able to answer many of my questions and told me that some of these issues were scheduled to be fixed on or about 1/8/08!

He also gave me the phone number, and more importantly, his email address asking that I document any problems that I have going forward. Little does he know that documenting info is what I did for 28 years in the security industry and I'm pretty good at it. I'm hoping that everything that can go wrong, goes wrong in the next week or two while I, and my problems, are fresh in his memory.

So, it took 7 days for a response to my first letter and phone call. Not so bad considering it's the ugly corporate world.

The poor man has no idea what he's in for.

A Rhode Island Monster

So many times we hear of states not doing enough to keep convicted killers behind bars. It's the story we never want to hear; knowing that something could have been done to stop someone from being free to commit another crime, but wasn't, and an innocent person's life was lost.

I came across this article on the internet (where else, in my little world) that reminded me of how much our little state did to be sure this monster stayed behind bars for as long as possible. And how this one person ruined so many lives in the town I grew up in.

By HELEN O'NEILL, AP Special Correspondent
Sun Dec 16, 1:46 AM ET

WARWICK, R.I. - They called him Iron Man, a hulking teenage football player with a baby face and winsome smile who lived with his parents in a small ranch house in the Buttonwoods section of town.

Then, one summer night in 1987, Craig Price crept across his neighbor's yard, broke into a little brown house on Inez Avenue and stabbed Rebecca Spencer 58 times. She was a 27-year-old mother of two. He was 13.

Two years passed before Price struck again.

Joan Heaton, 39, was butchered with the kitchen knives she had bought earlier that day. The bodies of her daughters, Jennifer 10, and Melissa 8, were found in pools of blood, pieces of knives broken off in their bones; Jennifer had been stabbed 62 times.

Buttonwoods was paralyzed. Police combed the streets. Neighbors padlocked their doors. The Heaton house was just a few hundred yards from the Spencer home and the question hung thick over the tidy, working-class neighborhood: What kind of monster was living in their midst?

The answer came two weeks later.

Price was a wisecracking 15-year-old who had been in minor trouble for petty burglaries — "thieving" he called it — but who seemed friendly to neighbors and was always surrounded by friends.

Police had become suspicious after Price lied about a deep gash on his finger. They knew from the crime scene that the killer had cut himself. A bloody sock-print matched Price's size-13 feet. They found the knives in his backyard shed.

At the police station, his mother sobbing softly beside him, Price calmly confessed to the four murders.

Yet even as police and prosecutors celebrated the capture of Rhode Island's most notorious serial killer, they were reminded of a grim reality.

In five years, Price would be free to kill again.

Price was a month shy of his 16th birthday. As a juvenile, he would be released from the youth correctional center when he turned 21 — the maximum penalty under Rhode Island law at the time. His records would be sealed. The 5-foot-10 inch, 240-pound killer would be free to resume his life as if the murders had never occurred.

The law was on his side and Price knew it.

"When I get out I'm going to smoke a bomber," Price yelled to the crowd, as he was led, handcuffed, from the courthouse.

Jeffrey Pine, then assistant attorney general, said he had never felt such frustration or disgust. "There was something fundamentally wrong with a system that allowed someone who killed four people to simply go free at 21," Pine said.

And so Pine and others embarked on a remarkable mission. They would change the system so that future young murderers could be locked up for life. At the same time they would do their best to ensure that Price himself would stay behind bars long past his 21st birthday.

It was an extraordinary response to an extraordinary case and it involved every level of government, from the governor's and attorney general's offices to the state legislature, the police and the courts.

In effect, the legal system would bend the laws it was sworn to uphold because, despite misgivings by some, many believed that keeping Price behind bars was simply the right thing to do.

Even today, Price's taped confession sounds chillingly surreal. In a nonchalant, matter-of-fact drawl he describes the night of terror in the Heaton home. He tells how he bit Heaton's face as he knifed her. He mimics the last sounds of the dying girls. He whines about cutting his hand.

Detective Tim Colgan, who took Price's confession, went home that night and cried. Colgan had been first on the scene. Never had he witnessed such savagery. Nor such lack of remorse.

Detective Kevin Collins, who assisted with the confession, had never felt such rage. He vowed to do everything in his power to prevent Price from ever walking free.

For years, that is what he did.

With members of the victims' families, he formed Citizens Opposed to the Release of Craig Price, or CORP. He organized rallies, launched fundraisers, appeared on national news shows and in publications: Larry King Live, Time, Newsweek. CORP hired planes to fly banners in major cities around the country declaring "Killer Craig Price. Moving to your city? Beware."

Every time the name Craig Price surfaced, so did the earnest, angry face of a seasoned police officer warning the nation about the murderer who had terrorized his town.

"Craig Price is a serial killer stopped temporarily at four killings," he said. "He should be locked up for life."

Many in the state agreed. Within a month of Price's arrest, the state legislature passed a law allowing juveniles to be tried in adult court for serious crimes. The same measure had failed on two previous occasions.

But the law couldn't be applied retroactively to Price. Collins and Pine knew they needed to do more.

Pine's chance came when he was elected attorney general in 1992.

He pushed for legislation to allow judges to consider criminal records in deciding whether someone should be committed to a psychiatric hospital. Known as the Craig Price Bill, it passed in 1994.

He flew to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., to seek the advice of Greg McCrary, a national expert on serial killers. McCrary had profiled hundreds of murderers. But rarely had he encountered anyone as violent as Price. Less than 1 percent of killers are that frenzied, he told Pine. And, so far, society has found no way to treat them.

In a detailed report, McCrary described Price as a human predator who showed no empathy or remorse and was highly likely to kill again. State psychologists were saying the same thing.

Nothing in Price's background explained his rage. By all accounts he was from a stable home where both parents worked to provide a comfortable life for their children.

Wesley Profit, a Massachusetts psychiatrist who examined Price on behalf of the state, wrote in 1990 that Price was a serial killer who was "in a psychotic rage at the time of the murders." He is "in dire need of extensive treatment," Profit continued, "and even then may not be in a position to be safely placed in the community."

The reports were more tools for the state, Pine said. "We were looking at everything."

In many ways, the best tool turned out to be Price himself.

On the advice of his court-appointed lawyer, Price refused a court order to undergo further psychological testing, fearing the results would be used to commit him for life. His refusals allowed Pine's office to file contempt-of-court charges in 1994. When Price flew into a rage and threatened to "snuff out" a corrections officer, Pine seized the opportunity to file extortion charges.

It was an extraordinary indictment. No one could remember an inmate being charged for what many considered routine language in the youth prison.

"We were dealing with a quadruple murderer who had threatened to kill again," Pine said, "And we were going to prosecute him to the full extent of the law."

But he was also dealing with a growing public demand for action, fueled by fear of Price's imminent release. Price's 21st birthday was on Oct. 11, 1994.

Media reports describing the young killer's life behind bars stoked the fear. There were stories about how Price had beefed up to 300 pounds by lifting weights, how he had made a controversial rap video about killing a cop, how he boasted freely about "making history" when he was released.

Even President Clinton couldn't avoid the furor surrounding Price. In May 1994 when Clinton flew to Providence he was greeted by demonstrators holding banners demanding that the "Warwick Slasher" remain locked up. Pressed in a television interview, Clinton said he thought it was "outrageous that this kid could get out."

Gov. Bruce Sundlun was saying the same thing.

"Everyone in state government shares your concerns," he told the crowd at a candlelit vigil outside Warwick City Hall in June 1994. "Everyone in state government wants to blow out the candle on Craig Price and keep him behind bars."

But the state still had to figure out ways to do so. A major test was the extortion trial.

Patrick Youngs, who prosecuted the case and still works in the attorney general's office, remembers hyperventilating as he waited for the verdict. It was days before Price's 21st birthday. The whole state was watching. Television stations were cutting into soap operas to report the outcome. Youngs knew the judge would not be swayed by public pressure. And he knew he had a very weak case.

By now Price had a new lawyer, Robert Mann, one of the state's most respected civil rights advocates with a reputation for taking on tough cases. In court, Mann accused the attorney general's office of twisting the laws to selectively prosecute Price. The state was essentially using two sets of laws, he argued, one for everyone else and one for Price.

But Price sealed his own fate. Found guilty by a jury, he delivered a belligerent, rambling diatribe about how he had paid his dues to society and how he was now being persecuted because of his race. "The media has once again done a good job of creating a monster," he said, his voice thundering through the stunned courtroom. "Not just a bogeyman, but a black bogeyman."

"The judge got a glimpse," Youngs said. "And that was all he needed."

Price was sentenced to 15 years, seven to serve and eight suspended. He spent his 21st birthday in the Adult Correctional Institution.

Citizens Opposed to the Release of Craig Price spent it at a candlelit vigil at the state house.

"The test of the system is not whether some middle-class white kid caught with an ounce of marijuana gets a fair shake," Mann says. "The test is whether someone portrayed as larger than life evil gets a fair shake."

There was no doubt that Price tested the limits of the system.

"People said we bent the system," Youngs said. "We didn't. We did our best within the rules."

For more than a decade, the state continued to find creative ways way to charge and convict Price. The criminal contempt charge stemming from Price's earlier refusals to submit to psychiatric testing went forward — and brought a one-year sentence — even though, on the advice of Mann, Price had since agreed to the tests. Fights in prison led to assault charges. The state even took the unusual step of charging Price with violation of probation while he was in prison.

Every conviction added more time. And every conviction brought more headlines about the state's tireless efforts to protect the public from Craig Price.

Several appeals went to the state Supreme Court. Always, Price lost.

Mann wasn't the only one who questioned the lengths to which the state went. Mental health advocates had bitterly opposed the law allowing courts to consider criminal records in commitment proceedings. The state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union consistently criticized the state's tactics.

"The pressure that was brought to bear to keep him in prison is the same pressure that condemns innocent people to prison and to death," Steven Brown, the branch's executive director, said in 1994.

Yet lawmakers, prosecutors and judges were faced with an agonizing dilemma: What should society do with a psychopathic killer it cannot legally lock up for life?

In May 1997 Price appeared before Chief District Court Judge Albert DeRobbio after a jury convicted him of criminal contempt. Three years earlier DeRobbio had sentenced Price to one year for the same charge, believing it was the maximum he could impose. Subsequently the
Supreme Court ruled that judges had unlimited sentencing power in such cases.

At 77 and still head of the District Court, DeRobbio is the respected elder statesman of the Rhode Island judiciary. From his courtroom on Dorrance Street, DeRobbio has handed down thousands of sentences and seen his share of murderers.

The Price sentencing, he says, was the most difficult decision of his career.

Contempt charges usually result in a fine, not jail time. Yet the state was begging DeRobbio to put Price away for life.

DeRobbio could weigh public health and safety, but not public fear. He could take into account the murders, but he could not sentence Price for those crimes.

"I did not feel that I could, in conscience, sentence him to life on a contempt charge," DeRobbio said.

And so he gave 25 years, 10 to serve and the remaining 15 years if Price got into trouble or refused treatment.

"I felt that to put him on hold for 25 years would be to put a hold on many, many things," DeRobbio said. "And maybe, in that time, some form of treatment could be found."

Price has written many letters over the years, to judges and prison officials and the media, complaining about his incarceration. Long ago, he says, he paid his debt for his juvenile crimes.

"The state was effectively organized not to rehabilitate me, but to incarcerate me," Price said in court in 2004. "They were looking for anything to lock me up."

Many felt that was true, but that the state had no other choice.

"We had a unique combination of the state's most heinous crime committed by one of its youngest criminals," Pine says. "It was a chaotic, emotional time, and I think we did a good job of making the system work."

There is no doubt that Price left a lasting legacy on the juvenile justice system in Rhode Island.

Today, a 15-year-old serial killer would immediately be referred to adult court, and likely sentenced to life without parole.

There are currently 10 juveniles imprisoned or awaiting trial in the Adult Correctional Center.
Price himself ended up in court many more times — for assault, violation of probation, and various appeals. In 2004 he was transferred to the Florida Department of Corrections as part of a routine interstate transfer. Florida prison officials refused to allow him to be interviewed, citing "security reasons."

Price's current scheduled release date is December 2020. He will be 46.

Friday, December 14, 2007

President Idiot Is Finally Disgusted...

with the steroids scandal!!

He states that baseball has been "sullied" and says players and owners must take the report seriously.

With all the disgusting things going on in the world, that's the thing he gets upset about?

Wonder why he hasn't taken the reports given to him seriously, like the NIE report that said that Iran hasn't got the capability for nuclear technology! Hey, Georgie, what about that stinking report?

What a freaking idiot he is.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Outrage in Providence

22:00 - I just turned the police scanner on after having it off for a couple of hours.

It is hard to believe but the city of Providence is still in gridlock. They are now, AS I WRITE THIS, still taking kids off school buses!!!! They are calling for people with SUVs to help get the kids to their homes! Have these kids been warm this entire time? Have they had the opportunity to eat anything? To use a bathroom? I have so many questions that there is not enough time or question marks available for them all!

Where's the DOT?? Why weren't these roads treated at the start of the storm at 11:00 so that cars and trucks could get up the hills instead of bogging down and causing back-ups? Why didn't they stop the already stopped traffic on highways and side roads to get the plows in from the other direction?

22:15 - 3 buses in Providence still have students on them that need to be removed! I just called Channel 10 to see if they were aware of this and they said they are monitoring this.

22:32 - According to Channel 11 - Mayor Cicilline saying that 52 students have been stranded! What an outrage!! Cicilline hasn't even spoken to any parents at this time! They are showing video, some of the kids are little - 8 to 10 years old.

On the police scanner @
22:37: 6 year old Asian girl, any idea what her name is?? She doesn't understand or speak English!

Ed Parker, who was with DOT forever - retired this year. He was someone I called from time to time when I had questions, concerns or complaints about the RI Roadways. He was great, always taking time to answer my questions. Whomever his replacement is, they should be fired!!

I have to give the Providence Police a lot of credit. They are doing an admirable job out there considering no support from the mayor and DOT!

A Snowy Day

I went out early this morning to get my errands done and I was on my way home just as huge snowflakes started to fall.

As I unpacked the car, Hannibal was out getting his first taste of the snow and loving it as usual! I look forward to letting him out in the dark tonight and being able to see him. He loves to push the snow around with his nose and eat it too. I tell him over and over not to eat the yellow snow, but sometimes he does.

Veronica was to go to work until 6 tonight, but she never made it - the roads were so bad she left her car by the malls and had her step-father pick her up and take her home. Our original plan was that she would come here tonight after work and we'd get snowed in together, but, that's not gonna happen - at least tonight. I hope we have another snow storm soon where she can spend the night cuddled with her auntie.

I'm listening to the police scanner and everytown has MVA'S; cars off the road, icy conditions prohibiting cars from getting up any incline or hill, and even a school bus that slid into a house!
Prov PD is the worse, of course, with people calling for rides, well-being checks and dispersing kids not leaving stores. Some of the police officers are surprisingly co-operative and others are downright grumpy. From the warmth of my house, it's a bit funny. If I were out there on the road, I'd be one of the grumpy ones for sure.

So I'm off to take a nap now and later I'll be baking and/or making chocolate candies. Either way, I'm staying in!

He's Done It Again

WASHINGTON - President Idiot vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have expanded government-provided health insurance for children, his second slap-down of a bipartisan effort in Congress to dramatically increase funding for the popular program.

It was Bush's seventh veto in seven years — all but one coming since Democrats took control of Congress in January. Wednesday was the deadline for Bush to act or let the bill become law. The president also vetoed an earlier, similar bill expanding the health insurance program.

Bush vetoed the bill in private.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mission NOT Accomplished

Today is the 1,686 day since the declaration of mission accomplished in Iraq.

Verizon Fios TV

Most of you know how annoying and frustrated I have been with the Fios TV service at my house and how I've told everyone to not even think of changing from Cox.

Tonight I wanted to watch Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. I picked up the remote control to turn the TV on at 6:28 and finally got the picture at 6:48.

This was the straw that broke my sanity! I got on the phone (again) to the Verizon call center and asked for a name and mailing address to send a letter. What I got was an email address for some guy whose job is to answer complaints from Verizon customers (I couldn't imagine that job, probably far worse than what I did for Pulte Homes.)

Here's the gist of what I sent to him:

I agreed in September 2007 to a 2 year agreement to get a discounted price on Verizon TV, internet and telephone. I've found that whatever the price is that was discounted, it's not worth it! If I could get the TV service for FREE it still would not be worth it.

It's hard to put into words how much I dislike the Fios TV service in RI. I have called the call center more times than I can remember with questions and problems with the service. I have had 2 service techs here to fix the problems that I've had. The 1st technician was no help whatsoever as he had never even seen the TV service. The 2nd technician seemed to be knowledgeable, but still was not able to explain the problems that I have.

I hate the remote control. The often used buttons are not convenient, and having to press the STB button before pressing the POWER button is ridiculous. If anyone other than me is trying to watch TV it's almost laughable trying to get the TV and cable box on at the same time. I hate that the info banner is so big and the time it is shown on the TV cannot be shortened.

The two problems that annoy and tick me off beyond belief are the favorite button and not being able to skip channels. The favorite button goes to the guide and toggles between 2 channels with no discernible pattern. Not being able to skip channels is most annoying. I do not want to watch spanish, religion and shopping channels. There is NO way to skip them other than to block them with parental controls and then you still have to go through all the channels to surf.

I rarely watch live TV, I record almost everything I watch on the DVR because of the awful set up of Fios.

I'm ready to start a letter writing campaign against Fios TV and have told pretty much everyone I know to not even think of getting it, it's so awful to put up and live with.

I need to have this service updated, changed, removed, whatever before I lose my mind.

It should be interesting to see if this gets improved or resolved.

Stay tuned. If you can get the damn TV turned on, that is.

My Aunt Vera

I dreamt of my Aunt Vera last night. Although she died when I was about 15 or 16, I have such fond memories of her and I think of her often. She was my fathers older sister and after their mother died when my father was 9 years old, she and my Aunt Celia raised him. Vera's name was actually Veronica but I didn't know that until her death. My Aunt Celia, whose name was actually Cecilia (her mother's middle name) died just last year at 84. One of my middle names is Cecelia, which was spelled incorrectly by my father when I was born - he was always bad at spelling! I kinda like the fact that's it's different, just like me.

My Aunt Vera and her husband, Uncle Charlie, and their kids lived in Burrillville on sort of a farm. It was always the best time when we went for a visit. Their oldest son was Charlie Jr., who, sadly, died of a heart attack when he was 16 years old. Next was Maureen, who was so brilliant that she was hard to figure out. In her 20's Maureen became schizophrenic and joined the Moonies. She died under mysterious circumstances a few years ago. Then there is Albert, who at a very young age fell down the cellar stairs and became epileptic. He still lives in the house. Next was Cathy, who was in leg braces and/or crutches most of her young life because of one leg being shorter than the other. She now lives in Norway with her husband and kids. The youngest is Eileen, who other than a voice that is so deep it scares you, seems to be as normal as any of us.

But when we were kids, none of that mattered. We ran around in their yard playing games and they had all these cement walks to the different outbuildings so it was fun to play on them. I remember riding a bike, roller skating and just hopping from one cement pad to another. Of the many buildings on their property, there was an outhouse that we kids were forced to use. It was a three seater, which always cracked me up, because who, exactly, would want someone sitting next to you when you were doing your business!

They had a building that was called a summer house - it was one big room inside with a huge fieldstone fireplace in the back corner. The entire front and sides were screened with wooden covers which were propped up with boards on the outside when the building was being used. When not in use, the boards were closed down over the windows. The sides and front had window seats with cushions, which, in the hot summer was a good place to sleep. Along the back wall was a kitchen! All the meals were prepared there when they had company. In the middle of the room were long tables and chairs where we all ate. We had some great meals there, including "dynamites" a northern RI term for sloppy joes.

Along the back of their yard was a barn where they raised sheep. That was probably the building that started my love of barns. It was a small barn with a loft. Inside on the right were several stalls that housed the sheep. Feeding the sheep was my favorite thing to do when visiting them. They were soft and cute and I liked their smell. We fed them out of a really big burlap bag that was full of pastries!! There were all kinds of different pastries and I knew they bought them as "day old", but I never understood why the sheep ate pastries in addition to the hay. I guess this will be a mystery unless I see one of my cousins, which is extremely unlikely. Needless to say, we all ate the pastries while feeding the sheep.

The last building they had on their farm was a chicken coop. They had lots of chickens and if we got their early enough we got to see my Aunt Vera going out there and chopping off the heads of one or two for our dinner later in the day. It is true that chickens run around after their heads have been chopped off and it's pretty interesting as well as gruesome to watch. My favorite part of the chickens were the baby chicks and getting the eggs.

My Aunt Vera was a lovely and beautiful woman, inside and out. Even though she had a tough life, she was sweet and kind to everyone she ever met and was a very good mother. She was fiercely loyal to her kids and was devastated when her son died. It was only a few years later that she died of, I believe, the same heart problem that took her son.

I got along pretty well with Cathy, so I would sleep over their house from time to time. Because of that I knew my Aunt much better than my brothers and sister. She was also friends with Mrs. Spellman, the secretary at the elementary school that I went to, so I would often see her while at school, which surprised me the first time I saw her and delighted me each and every time after.

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to know and love her. I have missed her dearly since her death and love that she visits me in my dreams.