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National Guard looks back on its role, toll of Iraq War

10 years ago today marked beginning of debated conflict

The body of Army Capt. Timothy Moshier, who was killed in action in Iraq, is placed in a waiting hearse after his funeral at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Delmar, in September 2006.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The body of Army Capt. Timothy Moshier, who was killed in action in Iraq, is placed in a waiting hearse after his funeral at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Delmar, in September 2006.
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The United States relied on members of the Army National Guard to do a significant piece of the fighting during the Iraq War, marking its 10th anniversary today. In previous wars, as recently as Vietnam, the regular Army bolstered by draftees did the brunt of the fighting. The so-called “civilian soldiers” of the Army National Guard were also well-represented in the death toll from the war that started March 19, 2003, and was declared over ...


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