Remembering Minnesota's Casualties of the Iraq War
The Iraq War has claimed the lives of nearly 70 Minnesotans.
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week—on March 19, 2003—and although officially "over," violence continues with discouraging persistence.
By one count, the war is directly responsible for 189,000 deaths, not including those who died from hardship caused by the fighting.
In all, 4,802 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including nearly 70 Minnesotans.
CNN has a stunning map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
No service members from Northfield have died in Iraq, but you can use the search box above to find residents from nearby communities. Feel free to leave a message of remembrance in the comments or share a favorite moment if you knew them.