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Sunday, April 16, 2006

 

Revolt of the Generals and the Names of the Dead in April


No one talks about the Dead and Injured * Amichai on War

Let the pundits argue about the very unusual situation--what made the retired general come out with scathing criticism of Secretary Rumsfeld. Richard Holbrooke's op-ed piece in the Post made me think of the soldiers who are out there. So far in April 44 soldiers have died in Iraq; 31 of them in their 20's and three under 20. "These generals are not newly minted doves or covert Democrats. (In fact, one of the main reasons this public explosion did not happen earlier was probably concern by the generals that they would seem to be taking sides in domestic politics.)" Background details in Newsweek, "Anatomy of a Revolt".

Names of soldiers who died in the first 15 days of April. 3 names have not yet been released by the DOD. The total now stands at 2375. Source: Iraq Coalition Casualties.

Darrell P. Clay, 34, Army Staff Sergeant, Apr 01, 2006
Israel Devora Garcia, 23, Army Sergeant, Apr 01, 2006
Michael L. Hartwick, 37, Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW3), Apr 01, 2006
Timothy J. Moshier, 25, Army Captain, Apr 01, 2006
Jeremy W. Ehle, 19, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 02, 2006
Andres Aguilar Jr., 21, Marine Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
David A. Bass, 20, Marine Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Patrick J. Gallagher, 27, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Kun Y. Kim, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Eric A. McIntosh, 29, Marine Staff Sergeant, Apr 02, 2006
Eric A. Palmisano, 27, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Scott J. Procopio, 20, Marine Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Felipe D. Sandoval-Flores, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Brian R. St. Germain, 22, Marine Corporal, Apr 02, 2006
Abraham G. Twitchell, 28, Marine Staff Sergeant, Apr 02, 2006
Geovani Padillaaleman, 20, Navy Hospitalman, Apr 02, 2006
Ty J. Johnson, 28, Army Specialist, Apr 04, 2006
Dustin J. Harris, 21, Army Specialist, Apr 06, 2006
Daniel L. Sesker, 22, Army National Guard Specialist, Apr 06, 2006
Chase A. Edwards, 19, Marine Private 1st Class, Apr 06, 2006
Bryan N. Taylor, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 06, 2006
Richard P. Waller, 22, Marine Corporal, Apr 07, 2006
Shawn R. Creighton, 21, Army Specialist, Apr 08, 2006
Jody W. Missildine, 19, Army Private, Apr 08, 2006
Philip John Martini, 24, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 08, 2006
Juana NavarroArellano, 24, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 08, 2006
David S. Collins, 24, Army Specialist, Apr 09, 2006
Joseph I. Love-Fowler, 22, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 09, 2006
Gregory S. Rogers, 42, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Apr 09, 2006
James W. "Will" Gardner, 22, Army Specialist, Apr 10, 2006
Randall L. Lamberson, 36, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Apr 10, 2006
Joseph A. Blanco, 25, Army Corporal, Apr 11, 2006
James F. Costello III, 27, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 11, 2006
Kenneth D. Hess, 26, Army Specialist, Apr 11, 2006
George R. Roehl Jr., 21, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 11, 2006
Scott M. Bandhold, 37, Army Specialist, Apr 12, 2006
Roland E. Calderon-Ascencio, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Apr 12, 2006
Marcus S. Glimpse, 22, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 12, 2006
Andrew K. Waits, 23, Army Specialist, Apr 13, 2006
Salem Bachar, 20, Marine Corporal, Apr 13, 2006
Stephen Joseph Perez, 22, Marine Lance Corporal, Apr 13, 2006
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"A POEM THAT I WROTE IN A HIGH FEVER" by Yehuda Amichai

You who are lengthening your lives
with the best doctors and best medicines
remember those who are shortening their lives
with the war
that you in your long lives are not
preventing.

You who are again screwing
the younger generations
and winking at each other
the winking of your eyelids
is like chill of the swinging shutters
in an empty house.

---Translated from Hebrew by Leon Wieseltier
*****


Comments:
Thanks for paying Marla Ruzicka a tribute last year.
Today is the anniversary of her tragic death. To keep her memory alive, we posted this in the Atlantic Review: Marla Ruzicka: Civilian Victims of War.

She did advance U.S. interests considerably:Marla: Reconciliation. Thanks.
 
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