U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Reaches 1,000

photoMore than a year after President Bush declared the end of major combat operations inIraq, the death toll of American soldiers in Iraq has passed the 1,000 mark.

On Point speaks with the families of some of the fallen troops to commemorate the lives of the men and women lost in Iraq.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear their stories and a discussion of what the country has gained from their sacrifice.


Chris Gelpi, professor of political science at Duke University

Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief, LA Times

Linda Faulstich, mother of Army Spec. Raymond J. Faulstich, Jr., who died in Najaf on August 5th

Nadia McCaffrey, mother of Army Spc Patrick McCaffrey, who died on June 21st in Iraq

Celeste Zappala, mother of Sgt. Sherwood Baker, who was killed in Iraq on April 26th, member of Military Families Speak Out

Celeste Lawrence, widow of Corporal Jeffrey Lawrence, who died on July 6th in Fallujah

This program aired on September 8, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.


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