18.05.28 Memorial Day Btn

May 28, 2018
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MEMORIAL DAY:
Our Fallen

Today we honor the 1 million+ Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, includingA 13 who died in 2018.

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Behind The Number
War on Terror

6,920 casualties

We don’t have final statistics on the # of fallen in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond because the war isn’t over.

Of the 13 soldiers who died this year, 1 was a 26-year-old Kansas woman. She died in Iraq during the U.S. fight against ISIS.

Army Sgt. Christina M. Schoenecker who died in Iraq in February.
“Her hobbies included fishing, drawing, gardening, crocheting, calligraphy, and spending time with family and friends.”



Obituary of Army Sgt. Christina M. Schoenecker – 'Tina' served in the Army reserves since 2009.

Wartime Deaths
Combat & Non-Combat

  • WWI (1917 – 1918): 4.7M served – 116,516 died
  • WWII (1941 – 1946): 16.1M served – 405,399 died
  • Korean War (1950 – 1955): 5.7M served – 54,246 died
  • Vietnam Era (1964 – 1975): 8.7M served – 90,220 died
  • Gulf War Era (1990 – 2001): 5.6M served – 1,948 died

Learn more about Christina Marie aTina’ Schoenecker & the 12 others who died in service to our nation this year. Memorial Day honors those who died serving, specifically those who died in combat.

by Jenna Lee,

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