Tuesday, March 25, 2003
I have decided to keep a log of the American combat deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have looked around the web for a list fo these soldiers, but have yet to stumble across any comprehensive list. I think it is something worth doing, and certainly the least I can do for these brave young men and women.
Once I get the hang of this blogging format, I'll set up the casualty list so that it is always on top or at least easily accessible.
I have received a question about including Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert on this list. Capt. Siefert was killed by an American, Sgt. Asan Akbar in a grenade attack in Camp Pennsylvania. Kuwait. Given Akbar's statements about the conflict, I don't regard him as a criminal or mental case -- I regard him as an enemy. If found guilty, I hope the Army gives him a punishment that it hasn't handed down in over forty years -- the death penalty.
If killing a fellow soldier asleep in his cot isn't worthy of the death penalty, what is?
03/26/03 Update: Another American, Maj. Gregory Stone, has died from Akbar's attack.