19 Mar '13, 1pm

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Ten Year Anniversary of the Iraq War: News Releases are o...

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Ten Year Anniversary of the Iraq War This week marks the ten year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. While that conflict has been brought to an end, we must never lose sight of the tremendous sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform made during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Every one of the more than one million service members that deployed to Iraq, often for multiple tours of duty, deserves our highest praise and deepest debt of gratitude. They served with valor and met every challenge -- from the streets of Fallujah and Sadr City to outposts in Ramadi and Mosul -- always watching out for their brothers and sisters in arms. The American people will always honor the sacrifices of the 4,475 U.S. service members who died in Iraq, and the more than 32,000 who came home wounded. Every man a...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15868

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