The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week — on March 19, 2003 — and although officially "over," fighting continues with discouraging persistence.
By one count, the war is directly responsible for 189,000 deaths, not including those who died from hardship caused by the fighting.
In all, 4,802 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.
Among them, one person from La Crescenta. From the CNN war casualties website:
- Spc. Nicholas Paul Steinbacher, 22. Died of injuries when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 10, 2006.
For more information, see CNN's stunning map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.