May 30th, 2011
10:35 AM ET

Remembering the fallen

Ara Tyler Deysie of Parker, Arizona, was 18. Edgar Nathaniel Roberts of Hinesville, Georgia, was 39. Boise, Idaho's Joseph Arthur Moore was 54.

They are just three of the more than 2,400 U.S. and coalition troops who have died in Afghanistan since the war began almost 10 years ago.

This Memorial Day, explore CNN's Home and Away, sharing your messages or memories and discovering the individual stories of the fallen.

Casualties: Home & Away

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  1. pamiri

    You know the suicide attacker on defense ministry of Afghanistan was a man by the name of Atiqullha. who was from Paktia province ( Afgh_PAK) border. For six years he had been lived in UK and then through some one by the name of Gulzarak Sadran. who is General in defense ministry. Working as some kind of deputy for the minister, by him (Gulzarag Sadran) and his driver Captain Habibullah his relatives from Paktia. who is the driver of Gulzarag Sadran was taken to ministry of defense one day before too, to get him familiar with what is where to find the target which was a deputy minister General Anayatullullah, who is against the Taliban and Talibanizing and one day later when defense minister was not there and General Gulzarag Sadran and chief of military Mullah Sher Muhammad Karimi ( during the Taliban time he was Mullah Sher Muhammad Akhond) were not there too.

    This suicide bomber under the leading of Gulzarag Sadran, his driver Captain Habibullah was taken inside the ministry to kill General Anayatullah, fortunately the god is always with right people, as this suicide bomber was clamping to the second floor could not realize that there was a glass door which you can not recognize it easily, unless you not see it already, then while suicide bomber was clamping, he was hitting with the glass door then he fallen down although he already he killed some soldiers by gun shooting, this time the brave body guard of general Anyatullah, who was proactive for some incident if to be happened there, so that he was shot him, before the suicide bomber press the button of the explosive devises that he was carrying.

    Now you imagine, how ISI entered to the ANA, most of the high officials of ANA is Talibanized , like minister, Chief of the military ( Loye daristiz) Gulzarag Sadran and other etc, and these rubbish have to be cleaned up already, to have pure ANA , empty of rubbishes,

    now you imagin the criminals in ANA

    From Kabul from the ground

    June 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ElainefromScotland

    How dare you insult the loss of lives from the other parts of the UK i.e. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland! It is not just England in the United Kingdom!!!! We have lost a good many brave, brave soldiers from Scotland yet no mention of them. Will you get it right! United Kingdom is Scotland,England, Ireland and Wales. I feel so angry and upset at that map where you only list English deaths.......my Scottish son has thankfully returned safely from his tour in Afghanistan and you have just cancelled out his bravery by not even acknowledging the brave soldiers from my part of the UK! Please correct the map to read United Kingdom not England!!!

    June 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      A soldier is a criminal, no matter if he is from Scotland or from England, in any case he is a criminal.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • ElainefromScotland

        You wouldnt be saying that if your life was in danger and your soldiers came to save you. Thankfully you are in a minority who have the greatest respect for the troops out in Afghanistan and personally I couldn't care less what you think.

        June 1, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • ElainefromScotland

        You wouldnt be saying that if your life was in danger and your soldiers came to save you. Thankfully you are in a minority. the majority have the greatest respect for the troops out in Afghanistan and personally I couldn't care less what you think.

        June 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Detroit, MI

        Well put,salerno and just ignore this ignoramus from Scotland. Those soldiers are there for the benefit of the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!

        June 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Yes Dan , of course sodliers are there for their benefit and their claim to protect us is ridiculouse, as we were attacked because of their military operations. Nobody asked their protection.

        June 2, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. wolfgirl210082

    The comments for this link were only supposed to be for thanking our fallen soldiers. Could you please refrain yourselves from making political comments here? Thank you.

    May 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Sorry, but I can't refrein from political comments against the war.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      American soldiers made the choice to enlist, but their victims had not the chance to avoid the war.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Detroit, MI

        Thank you,salerno. Nothing can be closer to the truth!!!

        June 1, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
      • wolfgirl210082

        If you're so upset, write your Senator, Governor, or Representative. You could also move out of the U.S. Or, you could enlist and see what it's like. Or, you could run for President. It's YOUR choice. Just quit being a moron on pages that are trying to honor our fallen troops on Memorial Day. Yes, I am a Democrat.

        July 18, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. pamiri

    As an Afghan I am so sorry for the dead of these mentioned brave men who sacrificed their bodies for protecting people from Taliban ISI Alaqaeda’s tortures in the region , but these kind of sacrificing is more enforcing to get more tide ties in battling against the bad things and wild animals like Taliban Alqaeda ISI in the region, and we know always god is with right people, the good and right people always is the winner, soon or late Alaqaeda Taliban ISI and their slaves in Afghanistan would be dead totally,

    from Kabul

    May 31, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Will you kindly cut the right-wing bla-bla-bla out? It gets just as old and corny as it is phoney!!!

      May 31, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        learn to bear how to listen the right, thanks

        May 31, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    Does anyone here believe that Barack Obama truly cares about these troops as long as this war remains politicall popular? Unfortunately,as long as that's the case,we'll be stuck there and he'll be reelected next year!

    May 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Good posting,George. Thank you.

      May 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eric Bardwell

    Thank you Kris. You will be missed by many.

    May 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MicheleG

    Thank you.

    May 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      This time I agree. I am thankfull with the soldiers death. Thanks God for the dead soldiers.

      May 31, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • MicheleG

      I thank the solder for his service, his valiant conduct and his patriotism. I thank them all for being stalwart, brave American soldiers.

      ‎"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

      May 31, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Justice for all, with the exceptions of the millions of people (including civilian men women and children) killed by the US in the last 70 years.

        June 1, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. B. Warner

    I would just like to say Thank you.

    May 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. salerno

    No honor for the baby killers. As you kill, you will be killed. The world is safer now.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Thank you salerno,but this obscene war really needs to end soon. Sadly enough,it won't as Barack Obama gets reelected next year.

      May 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. G. Barrett

    Another interesting graphic would be to overlay the casualty/injury information with the red/blue state maps.

    Again, thank you.

    May 30, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. G. Barrett

    The interactive graphic of the people who have been killed while in Afghanistan is stunning. Could you please produce a similar graphic of the injured, the extent of their injuries and their ages? That would shock most.

    Thank you.

    May 30, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |