Sunday, February 04, 2007

Female member of National Guard laid to rest...

Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Marilyn Gabbard's husband and daughter lead the family to her funeral in Boone, Iowa.

Gabbard is the first female member of the Iowa National Guard to be killed in combat. As of January 12, there were 22,500 Army National Guard soldiers deployed among the 132,000 US troops in Iraq.

As I've noted here before, the fact that communities across America are burying their war casualties every day of the week, goes almost unnoticed in the mainstream media.
(Photo: Doug Wells / AP)