June 4th

Today Nancy Hiss continued chalking the names of coalition forces who have died in Iraq. She never forgets that each name is a person. That person had family and friends and a community who suffered a great lost when he or she died. 

Above we see the last name she wrote today. Brandon Ramsey died on 8/8/03. He joined the Illinois National Guard for the education perks, not to fight. Some names turn up over and over again. Gonzalez, Brown and Williams I have seen often. There have been 5 Ramsey killed Iraq. I don’t know that any of them were closely related but I am reminded of the loss to whole families whenever I see repeated names.

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