Tuesday, January 02, 2007
What gives you the right to fuck with our lives: CXXVI:
No. 001-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 02, 2007
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DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

Killed were:

Sgt. Lawrence J. Carter, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Pfc. William R. Newgard, 20, of Arlington Heights, Ill. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

For more information about these soldiers, contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4859.
--Spencer Ackerman
Do you actually know these guys? I am a veteran, and I would be pretty bummed if you used my name as though you were my baby-sitter. These guys were adults and volunteers. You have no idea who they were or what their motivations were. You seem pretty sure, however, that they require your protection. Leave the memory of strangers alone.
Blogger dogwhite | 11:02 PM

The point is to honor their memories, when the reports of who these men and women actually were tend to be forgotten. As well, it's to emphasize that the war is not worth a single one of their lives. It doesn't have a thing to do with their motivations. I'm not a veteran, but some of my better friends are, and they've been rather supportive of this project.
Blogger spencerackerman | 8:58 AM