Remembering Michigan's Casualties of the Iraq War

160 Michiganders and 4,802 Americans and allies have been lost in the war.

The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week—on March 19, 2003.

Although the war in Iraq is officially over, we continue to mourn those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the past 10 years.

View CNN's map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

More than 4,800 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including 160 Michiganders.

Among the Michigan soldiers who gave their lives are the following from Metro Detroit:

  • Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg of Canton
  • Spc. Andrew P. Daul of Brighton
  • Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth of Chelsea
  • Lance Cpl. Allan Klein of Clinton Township
  • Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar of Lake Orion
  • Sgt. Peter C. Neesley of Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Maj. Joseph Trane McCloud of Grosse Pointe Park
  • Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky of Novi
  • Cpl. Walter B. Howard II of Rochester
  • 1st Lt. Adam Malson of Rochester Hills
  • Sgt. James S. Collins Jr. of Rochester Hills
  • Pfc. Tarryl B. Hill of Shelby Township
  • Pfc. Mark A. Barbret of Shelby Township
  • Staff Sgt. Donald L. Munn II of St. Clair Shores
  • Spc. Stephen M. Okray of St. Clair Shores
  • Cpl. Alexander J. Kolasa of White Lake

Read More:

  • Family Gives Living Tribute to Beloved Canton Soldier
  • 'Field of Honor' Pays Tribute to Michigan's Fallen Troops
Dr Sharafat (Shaz) & Mary Khan March 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Sgt Trevor Blumberg: Today we salute you for your honor, bravery, heroism and above all your supreme sacrifice, giving your life for beloved country. We cannot thank you and your family enough for all the sacrifices you endured. You sacrificed so that the rest of us can have a secure life. At a time when there is much strife in the world, we as Americans continue to provide hope for people all over the world. Last week my wife and I were fortunate enough to attend the annual fund raiser in Novi, for "Wounded and Fallen Soldiers". Tears were flowing as the determination and heroism of our troops were described. Heroism of our soldiers know no social or economic status: it makes us proud to be living in a nation that provides us all. Wishing Sgt Blumberg and his family every best wish possible. God bless....Dr Sharafat (Shaz) & Mary Khan


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