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2008 saw a drop in violence for Washington’s troops

Post by Scott Fontaine on Dec. 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm with No Comments »
December 31, 2008 4:12 pm

Iraq still remains the deadliest combat zone for Washington-based service members, though the number of fatalities has dropped since their apex in 2006. One likely reason for this is that the majority of deployed soldiers from Fort Lewis have served in Iraq. This year, though, was the deadliest in Afghanistan for Washington troops, defined as a service member who is stationed at a military installation in the state or lists Washington as his or her home state.


Here is a breakdown of Washington service member deaths, both combat- and non-combat-related, in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001:















































Iraq



Afghanistan



2002



n/a





2003



15



1



2004



54



2



2005



42



6



2006



31



1



2007



115



6



2008



14



8




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