Remembering Malden's Casualties of the Iraq War
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week - on March 19, 2003 - and although officially "over," fighting continues with discouraging persistence.
By one count, the Iraq War is directly responsible for 189,000 deaths, not including those who died from hardship caused by the fighting.
CNN has a stunning map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
In all, 4,802 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including 77 Massachusetts natives.
Among them, one person from Malden. From the CNN war casualties web site:
- Edward Marcell Garvin, 19. Lance Cpl. Company D, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. One of two Marines killed during combat operations in Rawah, Anbar province, Iraq, on Oct. 4, 2006.