Sunday, September 14, 2003

U.S. soldier injuries mount in Iraq

U.S. soldier injuries mount in Iraq
by Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
September 14, 2003

Injured troops being loaded off a Black Hawk helicopter at Baghdad International Airport. They'll receive treatment at the 379th Expeditionary Air Evacuation Squadron Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility. (Photo/Maj. Gene Delaune)

Much of the news about the war on Iraq has focused on the death toll of U.S. soldiers, especially the number of deaths since President Bush declared the end of major combat in early May. The Defense Department says as of Sept. 17, 185 U.S. troops have died from combat wounds since the war with Iraq began. The seriously wounded get less attention, even though they significantly outnumber the dead. Caught up in sniper fire, and targeted by homemade bombs and rocket-propelled grenade attacks, troops are losing arms, legs and eyes.

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Monday, September 01, 2003

Morgan soldier loses arm (includes photo)

Morgan soldier loses arm
in Iraq, says U.S. winning
war on terrorism

By Martin Burkey
DAILY Staff Writer

Morgan County native Robert Shrode returned from the war in Iraq without an arm but with his conviction firmly intact.

Shrode, 29, was one of five soldiers wounded June 5 when Iraqi militants ambushed their patrol vehicle in Fallujah, about 30 miles west of Baghdad. A sixth was killed in the fight. He returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., to rehabilitate and ponder his future.

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