* 80 soldiers kills in Iraq in July 2007 - 6 killed so far in August as of the 5th.
I just got an e-mail from Jason Truman in Iraq. He has 42 more days before he will be coming home - for good, I hope. I always list the the Iraq casualties because I want the figures to smack people in the face. These aren't just names speeding along the bottom of the cable news networks. They are our sons and daughters, husbands and wives, aunts and uncles.
Of course, when you have a personal connection to someone in Iraq, as I have to Jason, your thoughts tend to fasten on that particular person. So, please, whoever reads this keep Jason in your thoughts and prayers that his 42 days pass quickly and he comes home safely to Tammy and his three little boys.