Every day we at DVOW remember and support our nations Military and Veterans, but today we are taking a moment to Honor those who fought Courageously and those who Sacrificed their Lives on D-Day June 6, 1944! In Normandy, France over 160,000 Allied troops landed and fought on the beaches of the French coastline to gain a foot-hold against Nazi Germany. More than 9,000 lives were lost or wounded on this day 76 years ago! Their Sacrifices and efforts paved the way for the Allied Forces to liberate Europe and end Tyranny.
By STARS AND STRIPES
Twenty-two American service members were killed in Afghanistan in 2019, the highest number since NATO combat operations in the country ended at the end of 2014.
Since then, the United States has continued a separate counterterrorism mission.
All but four of the military fatalities in Afghanistan in 2019 were combat-related.
The deaths came as Washington held direct peace talks with the Taliban aimed at the ending the war, the U.S.’s longest, throughout most of the year. The talks are ongoing.
Roughly 13,000 American troops were deployed to Afghanistan at the start of 2020.