Eyes Wide Open

photo: Eyes Wide Open Austin Texas

These boots represent the 1466 Us Military Personnel Killed in Iraq (so far). The exhibition on The Human Cost of the Iraq War was in Austin at Zilker Park today. Also included in the exhibit was a wall of names listing the names and ages of 11,000 Iraqi civilians known killed.

photo: Eyes Wide Open Austin Texas

Lance Cpl Franklin A. Sweger died in enemy action in Anbar Province, December 16, 2004. To match faces with the names, check out Faces of the Fallen.

3 Replies to “Eyes Wide Open”

  1. margaret says:

    This makes me remember the U.S. cemetery at Colleville in Normandy. I went there for the second time on the 50th anniversary of the D-day landings. a very thought-provoking experience

  2. CMB says:

    A good web site for the numbers of casualities for the war on terror in Iraq is: Iraq Coalition Casualities.

    Our military has suffered nearly an entire divisions worth of casualities, I wonder how well recruiting is keeping up?

  3. Katherine says:

    I saw on CNN (I think) that this exhibit was going to be in Austin. I thought of you…and of course, the fallen soldiers. Did you take the pictures or find them elsewhere?

    I take all the photos on Words into Bytes except 1) old family photos, 2) movie posters/book covers used in review under fair use, 3) postcards. — mss

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