Sunday, June 11, 2006

Another Loss

Ohio has lost another young person in Iraq. Announcement from DOD:

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree, 31, of Canton, Ohio, died in Al Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Crabtree was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Columbus, Ohio.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Crabtree had been a police officer before joining the military. LINK

The American military deaths in Iraq is rapidly approaching 2,500 and still there is no exit strategy.

If you will be in Columbus, Ohio, you may want to stop and view the EMPTY BOOTS:

Ohio Statehouse West Lawn
High St. Downtown Columbus
(from Broad to State Streets)

Opening Ceremony 11:00 am Monday, June 12th, 2006
Exhibition will run through Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, makes a 3-day stop in Columbus as part of a 70 city international tour.