From my friend in Afghanistan:
Seven guys from my battalion were killed in the last 12 days. I didn't know any of them, they weren't in my 133-man company, but it still hurts the morale of the guys when it happens. It sucks to tell your wife and Mom that you're safe in a secure location and then call trying to beat the news reports, to tell them you're not the one who was killed. I tell them not to worry about my safety, but how can they NOT worry when Hajji keeps killing guys from my battalion? Oh well, such is the life of a soldier.
This man has three small boys and a wife at home. End this war. These wars.