On Memorial Day we honor and remember those service members who have fallen. As of May 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Defense reports the following numbers of casualties for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian service members in Afghanistan and Iraq since the launch of Operating Enduring Freedom on October 7, 2001.
("Taps," performed by John Sarantos on the Native American flute)
The Number of American Indian and Alaska Native Service Members Killed in Action, by Branch of Service
The Number of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Service Members Killed in Action, by Branch of Service