Another bad weekend for US armed forces in Iraq. See this NYTimes news story about 27 more deaths. And then I saw David and Pat Allen’s letter to the editor in the Northfield News about how their daughter’s fiance has had his National Guard tour of duty in Iraq extended once again.
It occurred to me that I didn’t know of any place online where I could check to see who from the Northfield area is currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, or who from the area has a relative or close friend there.
The local American Legion doesn’t have a website, nor does the VFW (there is this history of the Northfield VFW, however).
I checked the Northfield Area Veterans Memorial and decided to call Larry Turner who was one of the leaders from the VFW on that project. We spoke today and he’s going to contact some people to see what could be done.
In the meatime, I’d like to start collecting names and info here. Attach a comment if you know someone, or have ideas on how to put this together.