`` 2000 Dead : As Iraq Tours Stretch On, A Grim Mark Essay

798 Words Sep 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
The War in Iraq is probably the most impactful war for my generation. This is the only war that people around my age can remember because it’s the only major one that has happened. So for someone around my age this is one of the most important subjects of my lifetime. The First Article that I chose takes place in October 26, 2005 and it’s by James Dao is titled “2,000 Dead: As Iraq Tours Stretch On, a Grim Mark”. This article was very impactful is expressing how cruel the war was. I liked that the writer did not sugarcoat anything in this article; He wanted people to know the risks that our troops had to go through. The first thing that grasped my attention about this article was Sgt. Anthony G. Jones. Just to read about how he came out from the war a few hours after his second son was born. Only to be killed 3 weeks later after he returned back to Iraq. I can’t even imagine the pain that his wife must have gone through. He was only 25 years old. I also liked a statistic that was included in this article. One in five of the troops who have been killed was in their second, third, fourth or fifth tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. That means if you are in a room with Ten People that are going to war, two of you will die after your first tour of duty. While that number may seem to be small, the death of one person can impact many. From 2003-2005, 2,000 People in the U.S Military had been killed in Iraq. He also addressed how death affected individual families. My favorite…

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