Many of you may have seen this link on CNN. Its an ongoing list of the US/Coalition casualties in Iraq. I have attached one for Afganhistan as well.
I am not initiating a debate for or against the war.
And I am not being a sentimentalist, nor am I especially fond of discussions of death.
Just curious how you might define what feelings are aroused in you when you see these faces. Numbers and stats are one thing, but putting faces and a story to them are another.
Being a son, brother, and father myself, also a little older, and (arguably) wiser, for me, i am just blown away with the tragic loss of life. Tragic as in just the emptiness that the loss of these men and women have left for their family, friends and even me as I browse these pages.