Tuesday, October 25, 2005


President Addresses Joint Armed Forces Officers' Wives' Luncheon
Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
11:33 A.M. EDT

Newswires, 3.20 P.M. EDT

U.S. Military Deaths Reach 2,000 in Iraq By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military death toll reached 2,000 with the death of an Army sergeant who was wounded by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad and died in Texas last weekend.

A Pentagon announcement Tuesday said Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander Jr., 34, of Killeen, Texas, died in San Antonio, Texas. The death raised the Associated Press tally of military fatalities in the Iraq war to 2,000.

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