Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Over 6,000 Americans Wounded in Middle East

6,120 to be exact:

The U.S. war on terrorism has wounded about 6,120 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Washington Post said.

Many soldiers are treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where doctors have seen 3,358 soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom, including 741 battle casualties. The rest have suffered from non-combat conditions ranging from heat exhaustion to road accidents, the Post said.

A spokesman for Walter Reed said the hospital spent $42.3 million in fiscal 2003 treating wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. In fiscal 2004, the cost has been $37.1 million, and that is expected to rise, the Post said.

Where is the good news? Hopefully it will come on November 2nd.

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