November 2010 Was Deadliest November for U.S. Forces In 9-Year Afghan War


At least 45 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan last month–more than two-and-a-half times the 17 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan in November 2009–making November 2010 the deadliest November since the war began more than nine years ago, according to CNSNews.com’s database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan.

So far this year, 452 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan. That is more than was killed in any previous year of the war, and approximately 35 percent of all U.S. casualties since the war started. There have now been 1,304 total U.S. casualties in Afghanistan since October 2001.

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 Thanks to Honor the Fallen : Here are just a few of those who gave their lives last week. While we were enjoying our Thanksgiving, these brave men gave it all. We are at war. And we must win it, or get out. This story barely made the news.

 

Army Pvt. Devon J. Harris

November 27, 2010
24, of Mesquite, Tex.; assigned to Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, at Ft. Polk, La.; died Nov. 27 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled…   [Read More

Marine Lance Cpl. Arden J. Buenagua

Died November 24, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom 19, of San Jose, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Nov. 24 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Army Spc. William K. Middleton

Died November 22, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

26, of Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 22 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Staff Sgt. Sean M. Flannery.

Army Staff Sgt. Sean M. Flannery

Died November 22, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

29, of Wyomissing, Pa.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 22 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Spc. William K. Middleton.

Army Sgt. David J. Luff Jr.

Died November 21, 2010 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

29, of Hamilton, Ohio; was assigned to 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Nov. 21 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

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