Yellow Foot Prints Forums  
 

Go Back   Yellow Foot Prints Forums > Marines Only

Marines Only [Main Page]
If you have not earned the title U.S. Marine do not post in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-30-2014, 06:20 PM
MARINE42's Avatar
MARINE42 MARINE42 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wi
Posts: 1,183
92% of Marine Casualties in Afghan War Occurred Under Obama

92% of Marine Casualties in Afghan War Occurred Under Obama

(CNSNews.com) -- As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war), CNSNews.com's database on casualties shows that 418 Marines have given their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, have occurred since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.

“U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces,” reported the Department of Defense on Oct. 27.

“We lift off confident in the Afghans’ ability to secure the region,” said Army Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of the ISAF Joint Command. “The mission has been complex, difficult and dangerous. Everyone has made tremendous sacrifices, but those sacrifices have not been in vain.”




In the 13 years that have passed since U.S. troops first entered Afghanistan with the aim of removing al Qaeda from its sanctuary there, 2,226 U.S. service personnel have given their lives in and around Afghanistan in support of U.S. military activities in that country. Among those, 418, or 18.8 percent, were U.S. Marines.

From January 20, 2009 to the end of 2009, 68 Marines died in Operation Enduring Freedom. The next year, 2010, accounted for most of the Marine casualties: 165 Marines lost their lives in Afghanistan that year. In 2011, 78 Marines died in Afghanistan; in 2012, 58 Marines died; in 2013, 8 Marines died; and in 2014, another 8 Marines died.



These 385 Marines who died in Afghanistan after President Obama took office equal 92.1 percent of the 418 Marines who have died in the entire thirteen-year duration of the war.

Sergeants and Specialists in the Army represent nearly half--49.6 percent--of all U.S. casualties of the Afghan War, according to CNSNews.com’s database of U.S. casualties in the war.

There have been 731 Army sergeants who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom. This includes the ranks of sergeant, staff sergeant, sergeant first class and master sergeant--and comprises 32.8 percent of the total 2,226 troops who have died in the war.

There have been 374 Army specialists who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom, which is 16.8 percent of the total casualties.

1,631 of the casualties in the Afghan War have been Army personnel, accounting for 73.3% of all U.S. casualties. After the Army, the Marines had the highest number of casualties at 418.

In the 13 years of the Afghan war, there have been 98 Navy casualties and 79 Air Force casualties, equaling a combined 8 percent of the total U.S. casualties.


http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-...ed-under-obama
__________________


Admiration of the Nation We’re the finest ever seen And we glory in the title Of United States Marines.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright & Copy 2006-2019, Yellow Foot Prints, All Rights Reserved