Remembering Michigan's Casualties of the Iraq War
160 Michiganders and 4,802 Americans and allies have been lost in the war.
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week—on March 19, 2003.
Although the war in Iraq is officially over, we continue to mourn those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the past 10 years.
View CNN's map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
More than 4,800 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including 160 Michiganders.
Among the Michigan soldiers who gave their lives are the following from Metro Detroit, including Chesterfield Township:
- Army Pfc. Robert M. Friese, 21, of Chesterfield Township
- Lance Cpl. Allan Klein of Clinton Township
- Spc. Andrew P. Daul of Brighton
- Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg of Canton
- Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth of Chelsea
- Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar of Lake Orion
- Sgt. Peter C. Neesley of Grosse Pointe Farms
- Maj. Joseph Trane McCloud of Grosse Pointe Park
- Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky of Novi
- Cpl. Walter B. Howard II of Rochester
- 1st Lt. Adam Malson of Rochester Hills
- Sgt. James S. Collins Jr. of Rochester Hills
- Pfc. Tarryl B. Hill of Shelby Township
- Pfc. Mark A. Barbret of Shelby Township
- Staff Sgt. Donald L. Munn II of St. Clair Shores
- Spc. Stephen M. Okray of St. Clair Shores
- Cpl. Alexander J. Kolasa of White Lake
A memorial, dedicated specifically to the local servicemen and women killed in the war on terrorism, has been erected outside the Macomb County Administration Building. The “Heart of America," as it is known, is located on the corner of Gratiot and Cass.