Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics/External Links (March-April 2003)

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The following is a chronological listing of External Links (articles) for Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics (March-April 2003).

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March 2003

  • 19 March 2003: "War Begins; Coalition Aircraft Attack Iraqi Targets" by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service.
  • 19 March 2003: "Americans React with Anger, Sadness as War Begins" by Bobby Ross Jr., AP.
  • 20 March 2003: "Quick 'Decapitation Strike' Fails. France, Russia Deplore War", Globe & Mail (Canada).
  • 20 March 2003: "Helicopter Crash In Kuwait Claims First US Casualties In War With Iraq", wabc/news.
  • 21 March 2003: "U.S. offensive gets carefully chosen name: 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'" by Lisa Hoffman, ScrippsHoward.
  • 22 March 2003: "Baltimore Marine Dies In Chopper Crash. Victim's Father Has Strong Words For Bush",
  • 22 March 2003: "Briefing on Military Operations in Iraq" by General Tommy R. Franks.
  • 23 March 2003: "CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing."
  • 23 March 2003: "Fierce Fighting, U.S. Casualties Near Southern Town of Nasiriya. In fighting characterized by the U.S. military as the 'sharpest engagement' of the war in Iraq thus far, U.S. Marines clashed with a group of Iraqi forces and a U.S. Army supply convoy was ambushed by a group of 'irregular' Iraqi militia outside of the southern town of Nasiriya Sunday", PBS/NewsHour.
  • 23 March 2003: "8 U.S. casualties reported to date", AP.
  • 23 March 2003: "U.S. Casualties of Operation Iraqi Freedom", FoxNews.
  • 24 March 2003: "LRMC News Conference, Operation Iraqi Freedom Casualties": "Today 12 patients arrived [at Landstuhl, Germany] from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Those 12 patients consisted of eight combat injuries and four non-combat injuries. We had six Marines and two soldiers were counted among the combat-related injuries."
  • 24 March 2003: "Conflict with Iraq: As U.S. approaches Baghdad, casualties mount" by Lisa Hoffman, ScrippsHoward.
  • 24 March 2003: "Americans Stunned By U.S. Casualties, POWs In Iraq", Forbes.
  • 24 March 2003: "Operation Iraqi Freedom casualties arrive in Germany" by Barbara Toner, 415th Base Support Battalion Public Affairs: "The staff at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Landstuhl, Germany, are treating 10 patients who suffered combat injuries as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Two Marines arrived yesterday; six marines arrived today along with two Army soldiers."
  • 25 March 2003: "CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing."
  • 25 March 2003: "Bill Schneider on Likely US Casualties",
  • 26 March 2003: "Soldiers and Marines injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom arrive at LRMC": "Fifteen injured service members arrived at Ramstein Air Base yesterday evening ... To date, a total of 21 service members with combat-related injuries have been admitted to LRMC for medical care."
  • 27 March 2003: "War Could Last Months, Officers Say" by Thomas E. Ricks, Washington Post: "Despite the rapid advance of Army and Marine forces across Iraq over the past week, some senior U.S. military officers are now convinced that the war is likely to last months and will require considerably more combat power than is now on hand there and in Kuwait, senior defense officials said yesterday. ... The combination of wretched weather, long and insecure supply lines, and an enemy that has refused to be supine in the face of American military might has led to a broad reassessment by some top generals of U.S. military expectations and timelines. Some of them see even the potential threat of a drawn-out fight that sucks in more and more U.S. forces. Both on the battlefield in Iraq and in Pentagon conference rooms, military commanders were talking yesterday about a longer, harder war than had been expected just a week ago, the officials said."
  • 27 March 2003: "U.S. casualties could result in 'gut check'" by William Neikirk, Chicago Tribune.
  • 29 March 2003: "Remains of first US casualties from Iraq war arrive home: military", Syria Times.


  • 1 April 2003: "U.S. casualties trickle in, but is it the calm before the storm?" by Mark Landler, New York Times.
  • 1 April 2003: "U.S. Using Cluster Munitions In Iraq", Human Rights Watch.
  • 3 April 2003: "Army Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch arrives at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center". Note: This is the first time that LRMC posts a telephone number for contact regarding the condition or other information on injured service members brought to Landstuhl.
  • 4 April 2003: "Right-wing ideologue Peggy Noonan welcomes US casualties in Iraq. 'Some good' from bloodier war, says Wall Street Journal columnist" by Bill Vann, "'We can take it,' is the title of the latest column produced for the Wall Street Journal editorial pages on March 31 by Peggy Noonan, the former Republican White House speechwriter. What 'we' are supposed to take, as the piece makes clear, is the killing of US soldiers amidst the carnage that is being unleashed on the people of Iraq." See Guardian Unlimited Cartoon.
  • 7 April 2003: "Telling War's Deadly Story at Just Enough Distance" Reported by David Carr, Jim Rutenberg and Jacques Steinberg, New York Times.
  • 7 April 2003: "American Casualties in Iraq War Rise to 80. The Pentagon on Sunday identified a US Marine killed in action days ago, bringing the total number of US casualties to 80", peopledaily (China).
  • 10 April 2003: "23 US casualties in Baghdad - unconfirmed", CommandPost.
  • 13 April 2003: "War protesters persevere despite rain. Although the Fighting is Nearly Over, Spirited Opposition to US Policy in Iraq Continues" by Joe Garofoli, Julian Guthrie, Ryan Kim and Jim Herron Zam, San Francisco Chronicle.
  • 13 April 2003: "Showdown with Iraq",
  • 17 April 2003: "Photo opportunity of former POWs and medical update" at LRMC: "The seven former U.S. Army prisoners of war from Operation Iraqi Freedom who arrived at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) Wednesday will be available Friday, April 18, at noon for a photo opportunity when they will wave from a balcony at the hospital here. There will be no interview opportunities with these repatriated soldiers or the medical staff." NOTE: This is the last time that injured military personnel from Iraq are mentioned in LRMC press releases.
  • 17 April 2003: "Last major battle of Operation Iraqi Freedom ends" by Jonathan Landay, Butler University: "The Pentagon declared the end of significant fighting in Iraq on Monday as Marines stormed the heart of Tikrit, suppressed hard-core resistance there and captured the last stronghold of Saddam Hussein. ... In Washington, the Bush administration's attention already was shifting to two post-war concerns."
  • 17 April 2003: "Wounded Troops Talk About Iraqi Experience" by Kevin Young, 100th Area Support Group: "Over 2,000 wounded have passed through the treatment centers of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center [in Germany] since the war on terrorism began with Operation Enduring Freedom."
  • 20 April 2003: "Why U.S. casualties were low. For American troops, this is the safest generation" by Dennis Cauchon, USAToday.
  • 24 April 2003: "Fallen Marine Is Recalled as Pacifist, Activist", LATimes.