Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Local War Dead...Sobering Statistics

From my local paper, the Chambersburg Public Opinion, a brief tally of the local war dead over the past century.

5     Global War on Terror (Iraq & Afghanistan)
32   Vietnam
15   Korea
225 WW II
88   WW I
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TOTAL 365

Keep in mind that this county is probably as typical as any here in PA or the entire U.S., for that matter.  Think of all those sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, lost to war.  Families forever shattered. 

It's just sad to think that our problem solving skills are so poor that war is so common.

 

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