Today, on the anniversary of the capture of Saddam Hussein, I want to post an update of those killed or wounded in action. When I hear the numbers, I only hear the numbers of American troops killed. I would like you to know the number of all soldiers killed or wounded in this offensive. I would also like you to know the number of non-military that have been captured or killed. I am doing this because our media is not giving us the full story. They leave out our foreign allies, and the rarely inform us of the wounded.
The wounded are especially important. More than half of the wounded spent more than 3 days recovering. These soldiers would include those with injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. While they are still with us, for which we are thankful, many of them will live with a constant reminder of the war they helped wage.
To date, there has been a total of 1439 fatalities in the Iraq Coalition.
To date, there have been 1293 American military fatalities.
To date, there has been a total of 9556 American soldiers wounded in action.
November brought us 1193 wounded American soldiers.
Of the 9556 wounded soldiers, 5201 could not return to duty within three days.
To date, there have been an estimated 190 civilian contractors killed or gone missing.
To date, the estimated Iraqi fatalities are between 14,000 and 17,000.
The total casualties and fatalities in Iraq, is between 26,188 and 29,188.