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. 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 |
  2. 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 |
  3. 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 |
  4. Eric Bardwell

    Thank you Kris. You will be missed by many.

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

    Thank you.

    May 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 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 |
  6. B. Warner

    I would just like to say Thank you.

    May 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 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 |
  8. 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 |