Everyone Should Stop And Think About The NY Times Roster Of The Dead

The Jeenyus Corner


Robert Johnson

The New York Times ran a four page spread Wednesday of every American servicemember killed in Afghanistan. I saw it at the gym on TV in the morning, and with the demands of the day promptly forgot about it.

But there it was laid out at the corner bodega on my way home from dinner, and the shop owner just let me take it.

Titled The Roster of the Dead, the four page section contains the faces, ages, and hometowns of more than 2,000 dead American troops.

It’s horrific, and while I took pictures of the four sheets of newsprint and posted them below, it’s impossible to convey what they mean.

I spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) before The Washington Post finally had to report on what was happening there via Dana Priest in 2007.

Walter Reed was where soldiers got sent…

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