Remembering Michigan's Casualties of the Iraq War
160 Michiganders and 4,802 Americans and allies have been lost in the war. Shelby Township remembers Pfc. Tarryl B. Hill and Pfc. Mark A. Barbret.
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week—on March 19, 2003.
Although the war in Iraq is officially over, we continue to mourn those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the past 10 years.
View CNN's map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
More than 4,800 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including 160 Michiganders.
Among the Michigan soldiers who gave their lives are the following from Metro Detroit:
- Pfc. Tarryl B. Hill of Shelby Township
- Pfc. Mark A. Barbret of Shelby Township
- Spc. Andrew P. Daul of Brighton
- Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg of Canton
- Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth of Chelsea
- Lance Cpl. Allan Klein of Clinton Township
- Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar of Lake Orion
- Sgt. Peter C. Neesley of Grosse Pointe Farms
- Maj. Joseph Trane McCloud of Grosse Pointe Park
- Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky of Novi
- Cpl. Walter B. Howard II of Rochester
- 1st Lt. Adam Malson of Rochester Hills
- Sgt. James S. Collins Jr. of Rochester Hills
- Staff Sgt. Donald L. Munn II of St. Clair Shores
- Spc. Stephen M. Okray of St. Clair Shores
- Cpl. Alexander J. Kolasa of White Lake
Shelby Township resident and Vietnam veteran Phil Randazzo was instrumental in erecting a monument in Macomb County that pays tribute to the local servicemen and women killed in the war on terror.
Located outside the Macomb County Administration Building on the corner of Gratiot and Cass, the “Heart of America" includes the names of Macomb County residents killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere since war on terror began in 2001.