22 Marines have died this week. Yesterday, as I drove home with our lunch from Burger King, I heard that 16 died from the same unit that lost 4 earlier this week. And I cried.
“Marines number more than 23,000 out of 138,000 members of the U.S. armed forces in Iraq, or 17 percent. Yet they have lost at least 530 of the more than 1,820 U.S. personnel who have died there, or 29 percent, Marine officials said.”