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Old 09-03-2003, 11:44 AM
Famous21
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Default Wounded in action totals 1,124: Bring Them On

Hello Everyone:

Sadly, Conservatives could give a damn about our most precious
resource...the youth of America. It must be noted that most of these
men and women will return home to a Veterans Administration that is
strapped for dollars because the present political administration
deems veterans as second class citizens. They want the youth to fight
the war, but damn those who return home mentally and physically
damaged. Thanks Mr. President for the memories.


Peace is better than aggression,

Famous


"Sid9" wrote in message news:...
> "...Kiley said rocket-propelled grenades and mines can wound multiple troops
> at a time and cause "the kind of amputating damage that you don't
> necessarily see with a bullet wound to the arm or leg.""
>
>
>
>
> http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nat...ed03sep03.stor
> y
>
>
> Wounded in action: Count rising in Iraq
>
> By Vernon Loeb
>
> The Washington Post
>
> September 3, 2003
>
> WASHINGTON U.S. battlefield casualties in Iraq are increasing dramatically
> in the face of continued attacks by remnants of Saddam Hussein's military
> and other forces, with almost 10 American troops a day now being officially
> declared "wounded in action."
>
> The number of those wounded in action, which totals 1,124 since the war
> began in March, has grown so large, and attacks have become so commonplace,
> that U.S. Central Command usually issues news releases listing injuries only
> when the attacks kill one or more troops. The result is that many injuries
> go unreported.
>
> The rising number and quickening pace of soldiers being wounded on the
> battlefield have been overshadowed by the number of troops killed since
> President Bush declared an end to major combat operations May 1. But
> alongside those Americans killed in action, an even greater toll of
> battlefield wounded continues unabated, with an increasing number being
> injured through small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades,
> remote-controlled mines and what the Pentagon refers to as "improvised
> explosive devices."
>
> Indeed, the number of troops wounded in action in Iraq is now more than
> twice that of the Persian Gulf War in 1991. The total increased more than 35
> percent in August -- with an average of almost 10 troops a day injured last
> month.
>
> Fifty-five Americans were wounded in action last week alone, pushing the
> number of troops wounded in action since May 1 beyond the number wounded
> during peak fighting. From March 19 to April 30, 550 U.S. troops were
> wounded in action in Iraq. Since May 1, the number totals 574. The number of
> troops killed in Iraq since the beginning of May already has surpassed the
> total killed during the height of the war.
>
> Pentagon officials point to advances in military medicine as one of the
> reasons behind the large number of wounded soldiers; many lives are being
> saved on the battlefield that in past conflicts would have been lost. But
> the rising number of casualties also reflects the resistance that U.S.
> forces continue to meet nearly five months after Hussein was ousted from
> power.
>
> With no fanfare and almost no public notice, giant C-17 transport jets
> arrive virtually every night at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington,
> on medical evacuation missions. Since the war began, more than 6,000 service
> members have been flown back to the United States. The number includes the
> 1,124 wounded in action, 301 who received non-hostile injuries in vehicle
> accidents and other mishaps, and thousands who became physically or mentally
> ill.
>
> At Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, a half-hour drive from
> Andrews, Maj. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, the hospital's commanding general, said
> there were only two days in July and four in August that the hospital did
> not admit soldiers injured in Iraq.
>
> Kiley said rocket-propelled grenades and mines can wound multiple troops at
> a time and cause "the kind of amputating damage that you don't necessarily
> see with a bullet wound to the arm or leg."

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Old 09-03-2003, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Wounded in action totals 1,124: Bring Them On

Bush,Jr the liar was crowing about the "increase"
in spending he requested at the VA.....The liar failed
to say the per veteran spending was cut in favor
of a tax cut for the rich.

Join the army, get killed and maimed to keep a rich
guy rich....instead of the patriotic act that it should be.
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"Famous21" wrote in message
news:4992d255.0309031044.449e3cac@posting.google.c om...
> Hello Everyone:
>
> Sadly, Conservatives could give a damn about our most precious
> resource...the youth of America. It must be noted that most of these
> men and women will return home to a Veterans Administration that is
> strapped for dollars because the present political administration
> deems veterans as second class citizens. They want the youth to fight
> the war, but damn those who return home mentally and physically
> damaged. Thanks Mr. President for the memories.
>
>
> Peace is better than aggression,
>
> Famous
>
>
> "Sid9" wrote in message

news:...
> > "...Kiley said rocket-propelled grenades and mines can wound multiple

troops
> > at a time and cause "the kind of amputating damage that you don't
> > necessarily see with a bullet wound to the arm or leg.""
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nat...ed03sep03.stor
> > y
> >
> >
> > Wounded in action: Count rising in Iraq
> >
> > By Vernon Loeb
> >
> > The Washington Post
> >
> > September 3, 2003
> >
> > WASHINGTON U.S. battlefield casualties in Iraq are increasing

dramatically
> > in the face of continued attacks by remnants of Saddam Hussein's

military
> > and other forces, with almost 10 American troops a day now being

officially
> > declared "wounded in action."
> >
> > The number of those wounded in action, which totals 1,124 since the war
> > began in March, has grown so large, and attacks have become so

commonplace,
> > that U.S. Central Command usually issues news releases listing injuries

only
> > when the attacks kill one or more troops. The result is that many

injuries
> > go unreported.
> >
> > The rising number and quickening pace of soldiers being wounded on the
> > battlefield have been overshadowed by the number of troops killed since
> > President Bush declared an end to major combat operations May 1. But
> > alongside those Americans killed in action, an even greater toll of
> > battlefield wounded continues unabated, with an increasing number being
> > injured through small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades,
> > remote-controlled mines and what the Pentagon refers to as "improvised
> > explosive devices."
> >
> > Indeed, the number of troops wounded in action in Iraq is now more than
> > twice that of the Persian Gulf War in 1991. The total increased more

than 35
> > percent in August -- with an average of almost 10 troops a day injured

last
> > month.
> >
> > Fifty-five Americans were wounded in action last week alone, pushing the
> > number of troops wounded in action since May 1 beyond the number wounded
> > during peak fighting. From March 19 to April 30, 550 U.S. troops were
> > wounded in action in Iraq. Since May 1, the number totals 574. The

number of
> > troops killed in Iraq since the beginning of May already has surpassed

the
> > total killed during the height of the war.
> >
> > Pentagon officials point to advances in military medicine as one of the
> > reasons behind the large number of wounded soldiers; many lives are

being
> > saved on the battlefield that in past conflicts would have been lost.

But
> > the rising number of casualties also reflects the resistance that U.S.
> > forces continue to meet nearly five months after Hussein was ousted from
> > power.
> >
> > With no fanfare and almost no public notice, giant C-17 transport jets
> > arrive virtually every night at Andrews Air Force Base outside

Washington,
> > on medical evacuation missions. Since the war began, more than 6,000

service
> > members have been flown back to the United States. The number includes

the
> > 1,124 wounded in action, 301 who received non-hostile injuries in

vehicle
> > accidents and other mishaps, and thousands who became physically or

mentally
> > ill.
> >
> > At Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, a half-hour drive from
> > Andrews, Maj. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, the hospital's commanding general,

said
> > there were only two days in July and four in August that the hospital

did
> > not admit soldiers injured in Iraq.
> >
> > Kiley said rocket-propelled grenades and mines can wound multiple troops

at
> > a time and cause "the kind of amputating damage that you don't

necessarily
> > see with a bullet wound to the arm or leg."



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