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Eye Opener: U.S. Death Toll In Iraq Reaches 4,000

A US soldier gives high five to an Iraqi kid as residents return to the neighborhood of al-Amil in Baghdad, Iraq, in February. Al-Amil’s residents had fled the area from the sectarian violence in 2006. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Item: US Death Toll in Iraq War Hits 4,000/Associated Press

More Info: A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, pushing the overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000. The grim milestone came on the same day that rockets and mortars pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone, underscoring the fragile security situation and the resilience of both Sunni and Shiite extremist groups despite an overall lull in violence.

Question: Do you know someone who has been killed or seriously wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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