If we "stay the course" much longer, we'll be memorializing the 3,000th American soldier killed in action in Iraq before we know it. I shudder to think.
As it stands, we are at 2,763 KIA including forty-seven from my homestate of New Jersey, including the most recent casualty, 23-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher Cosgrove III who was laid to rest with full military honors St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison this passed Wednesday. (click pic to enlarge.)
(Image courtesy Morris Daily Record)