Where can I find the names of U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The number of U.S. casualties in Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom is well into the thousands. Behind each number, though, is an individual: a father, a daughter, a grandson, a wife; football fans, musicians, teachers and doctors. Often, these fallen heroes become anonymous, shadowed by the generic reference of "soldier," "troops," or "casualty." In an effort to match each number with a name, the following Web sites have compiled comprehensive databases with multiple search options, enabling the public to see who died while serving the country. Many of these sites provide photographs, and a couple even allow visitors to pay tribute to the fallen via "guestbooks," where visitors can leave personal messages, or through "virtual tributes," where visitors can virtually commemorate a friend, family member or loved one by uploading photos, video and audio narration.
Washington Post Faces of the Fallen
A collection of information about each U.S. service member who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Search for service members by age, year of death, home state and military branch, or try an advanced search.
Photos are available for some, with the most recent casualties posted on the front page.
Military Times Honor the Fallen
Honoring those who fought and died in s Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Search Dept. of Defense announcements; search by name, rank or service; or search by date. Photos available where applicable. Site posts most recent casualites.
Legacy.com In Remembrance
Worldwide database of all American soldiers who have died while serving. Search by first or last name, alphabetically, by military branch, by date of incident, by state, by rank, by base or by location of incident. Site allows users to sign a specific fallen soldier's guestbook or create a tribute, free of charge.