Death Toll of U.S. Soldiers Continues To Rise - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/8/04

Death Toll of U.S. Soldiers Continues To Rise

As of Wednesday night, more than 1,000 U.S. servicemen and women have died since the War in Iraq began March 20th of last year.

The latest deaths came Wednesday when two soldiers died in two separate roadside attacks. This afternoon President Bush acknowledged the rising death toll.

"They're serving in a great cause. We mourn every loss of life. We'll honor their memories by completing the mission," said President Bush.

Of those killed in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense says 78 were Texans, two of which were from Lubbock.

On March 18th, 20-year-old Ricky Morris Junior was killed as a result of enemy action and 25-year-old Army Specialist Israel Garza died when his unit's convoy was attacked on April 3rd.

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