Friday, April 13, 2012

139 Female Soldiers Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 800 wounded

139 Female Soldiers Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan
Thursday, April 12, 2012

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq demonstrated how much the roles of women in the U.S. military have expanded. During a decade’s worth of conflict, more than 283,000 women were deployed to the two countries. Hundreds of them served in harm’s way, according to casualty figures.

More than 800 female service members have been wounded in either Afghanistan or Iraq, and at least 139 have died from combat- and non-combat-related incidents. Of these, 110 died as a result of serving in Iraq, however the last thirteen have all died in Afghanistan.

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