Senator Clinton’s War [in part]: 115 Illinois Military Personnel killed in Iraq War- – The Latest was Petty Officer Jennifer A Valdivia

Support the troops and end this carnage! This senseless war!! Senator Hillary Clinton supported this war and showed a critical lack of judgment and talent in assessing national security and global issues. She continues to resist calls for troop withdrawal by a date certain or redeployment out of Iraq even with vague timelines other than by January 20, 2009. Now this person says she did not vote FOR war but for coercive diplomacy that should have followed the vote for authorisation to use force.

Did she forget that she stated the war resolution was supported “with conviction” and that not ONE Senator of the Democratic party who voted for war in 2002 expected anything to occur but war? How she can lie about such a momentous occasion in her legislative life is beyond me. What kind of a person is this who voted for a useless, unnecessary, gratuitous war? No guilt, no shame is even more troublesome to me.

Cambridge, Illinois Valdivia, Jennifer A. Petty Officer 1st Class 17-Jan-2007

A petty officer in the navy is a non-commissioned officer. The rank is below a commissioned officer. A Petty Officer First Class is an E-6 or roughly equivalent to a staff sergeant in the army. Petty Officer 1st Class Valdivia was twenty-seven years of age and was part of the U.S. navy support activity. The Department of Defense described her death in this rather vague manner:

Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer A. Valdivia, 27, of Cambridge, Ill., was discovered deceased on Jan. 16, 2007, in Bahrain. Valdivia was assigned to the naval security force for Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

Valdivia’s death was a non-combat related incident in Bahrain, which is located within the designated hostile fire zone. Valdivia’s death is under investigation.

For further information contact commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4027 or pao@me.navy.mil.

Illinois 115
Albion Jostes, Forest Joseph Corporal 04-Apr-2004
Aledo Tharp, Jerry A. Petty Officer 1st Class 12-Jul-2006
Arlington Heights Newgard, William R. Private 1st Class 29-Dec-2006
Aurora Ryan, Timothy Louis 1st Lieutenant 19-May-2003
Aurora Ramos, Hector Lance Corporal 26-Jan-2005
Aurora Lopez Jr., Edwardo Lance Corporal 19-Oct-2006
Bartonville Goodrich, Gregory R. Private 1st Class 09-Apr-2004
Bensenville Edwards, Shawn C. Private 1st Class 23-Apr-2004
Blandinsville Palmer, Joshua D. Corporal 08-Nov-2004
Bloomington Beaupre, Ryan Anthony Captain 21-Mar-2003
Bloomington Banaszak, Debra A. 1st Lieutenant 28-Oct-2005
Boone Ramey, Branden P. Lance Corporal 08-Nov-2004
Burbank Grijalva, James T. Specialist 12-Oct-2005
Byron Patten, Andrew G. Lance Corporal 01-Dec-2005
Calumet City Ramsey, Brandon Private 1st Class 08-Aug-2003
Cambridge Valdivia, Jennifer A. Petty Officer 1st Class 17-Jan-2007
Carterville Smith, Benjamin K. Sergeant 22-Sep-2004
Champaign Moore, Nathaniel K. Corporal 26-Jan-2005
Chicago Vargas-Medina, Oscar D. Staff Sergeant 01-May-2004
Chicago Smith, Edward 1st Sergeant 05-Apr-2003
Chicago Phipps, Ivory L. Sergeant 17-Mar-2004
Chicago Harris, Torry D. Private 1st Class 13-Jul-2004
Chicago Cuaresma, Sirlou C. Sergeant 21-Jun-2006
Constantinople Bievre, Mario J. Staff Sergeant 23-Jun-2006
Cook Zimny, Christopher E. Corporal 31-Jan-2005
Countryside Sullivan, John R. Specialist 15-Nov-2003
Creve Coeur Walker, Kristofer C. Specialist 02-Oct-2006
Creve Coeur Obourn Jr., George R. Specialist 04-Oct-2006
Crystal Lake Collins, Jonathan W. Lance Corporal 08-Aug-2004
Delavan Gebur, Ron Specialist 13-May-2006
Downers Grove Cardelli, Sean T. Private 1st Class 01-Feb-2006
Downers Grove Gilbert, Thomas M. Sergeant 25-Oct-2006
Du Quoin Uhles, Drew M. Lance Corporal 15-Sep-2004
East Alton Bush, Matthew D. Private 08-Aug-2003
East Peoria Ball Jr., Terry W. Gunnery Sergeant 05-Aug-2005
Elk Grove Frank, Phillip E. Lance Corporal 08-Apr-2004
Elk Grove Village Olson, John T. Corporal 21-Feb-2005
Elk Grove Village Salem, Adriana N. Specialist 04-Mar-2005
Fairview Heights Dusenbery, William D. Specialist 15-Nov-2003
Fairview Heights Wagener, Christopher A. Sergeant 01-Jul-2004
Fox Lake Lisk, Terry Sergeant 26-Jun-2006
Galesburg Wehrly, Kyle B. Staff Sergeant 03-Nov-2005
Galesburg Miller Jr., Daniel B. Senior Airman 07-Jan-2007
Genoa Slavenas, Brian D. 1st Lieutenant 02-Nov-2003
Granite City Dostie, Shawn Christopher Sergeant 1st Class 30-Dec-2005
Granite City Mennemeyer, Steven P. Sergeant 09-Aug-2006
Grayslake Maher, Sean P. Lance Corporal 02-Feb-2005
Gurnee Morris, Geoffrey S. Private 1st Class 03-Apr-2004
Gurnee Mahaffee, Shane Captain 14-May-2006
Hammond Utt, Ernest E. 1st Sergeant 27-Jun-2004
Hancock James, Evan Tyler Corporal 24-Mar-2003
Hoopeston Wallace, Jeffrey R. Private 1st Class 24-May-2005
Inverness Giannopoulos, Peter J. Corporal 11-Nov-2004
Irvington Kleiboeker, Nicholas Brian Lance Corporal 13-May-2003
Jersey Belchik, Christopher Corporal 22-Aug-2004
Keensburg Wright, Brian A. Specialist 06-Dec-2005
Knoxville Lufkin, Caleb A. Private 1st Class 25-May-2006
Lake Forest Singh, Uday Specialist 01-Dec-2003
Lake Zurich Syverson III, Paul R. Major 16-Jun-2004
Lansing Martini, Philip John Lance Corporal 08-Apr-2006
Lena Petsche, Neil D. Lance Corporal 21-Dec-2004
Lincoln Gresham, Daniel G. Staff Sergeant 24-Feb-2005
Lockport Patriquin, Travis L. Captain 06-Dec-2006
Macomb Carlock, Ryan G. Specialist 09-Sep-2003
Macon Gifford, Jonathan Lee Private 23-Mar-2003
Malden Hollinsaid, Lincoln Daniel Staff Sergeant 07-Apr-2003
Marion Pickering, Aaron C. Lance Corporal 10-Nov-2004
Martinsville/Casey Lamb, Charles R. Specialist 05-Sep-2004
Mattoon Neeley, Charles L. Specialist 25-Aug-2004
McHenry Barcus, Collier Edwin Private 1st Class 08-Jul-2004
Millstadt Wyatt, Matthew A. Corporal 03-Dec-2004
Morris Terando, Joshua A. Sergeant 10-Nov-2005
Naperville Kaiser, Adam Wade Lance Corporal 01-Dec-2005
Naperville Beste, Bradley H. Sergeant 04-Aug-2006
Naperville Pokorny, Andrew R. Staff Sergeant 13-Jun-2003
Naperville Caruso, David M. Sergeant 09-Nov-2004
Naperville Hennessy, Jack Taft Sergeant 01-Oct-2004
Nokomis Buckley, Ryan J. Corporal 23-Jun-2006
Normal Cawvey, Jessica L. Specialist 06-Oct-2004
Oak Park Sisson, Christopher A. Private 1st Class 02-Sep-2003
Olney Ridgley, Kenneth L. Sergeant 30-Mar-2005
Olney Hines, Joshua M. Lance Corporal 15-Oct-2006
Pana Leduc, Ryan 2nd Lieutenant 24-Sep-2004
Paris Ridlen, Jeremy L. Specialist 23-May-2004
Paris/Champaign Morrison, Shawna M. Sergeant 05-Sep-2004
Patoka Gray, Torrey L. Lance Corporal 11-Apr-2004
Peoria Pearrow, Eric P. Sergeant 1st Class 24-Nov-2005
Pinckneyville Eisenhauer, Wyatt D. Private 1st Class 19-May-2005
Princeton Hull, Thomas C. Petty Officer 1st Class 02-Aug-2005
Rapids City Garrison, Landis W. Sergeant 29-Apr-2004
River Grove Carrasquillo, Miguel Specialist 09-Aug-2005
Rock Island Housby, Jessica M. Sergeant 09-Feb-2005
Roscoe Rowe, Brandon Jacob Specialist 31-Mar-2003
Roseville Rovinski, Gary Petty Officer 1st Class 05-Jun-2006
Round Lake Beach Moreno, Jaime Specialist 13-Oct-2004
Schaumburg Kowalik, Jakub Henryk Lance Corporal 12-May-2003
Schaumburg Chaney, William D. Staff Sergeant 18-May-2004
Schiller Park Jakoniuk, Grzegorz Sergeant 30-Nov-2005
Simpson Romines, Brian M. Specialist 06-Jun-2005
Skokie Foyteck, Kraig D. Sergeant 30-Oct-2006
Springfield Palmatier, Jacob C. Specialist 24-Feb-2005
Sterling Tyrrell, Scott Matthew Private 20-Nov-2003
Streamwood Cummings, Ryan J. Corporal 03-Jun-2006
Streator Beatty, Jonathan S. Corporal 27-Jan-2005
Tinley Park Sutter, Michael J. Staff Sergeant 26-Dec-2003
Tinley Park Clarke, Kevin Michael Corporal 19-Feb-2005
Urbana Hubbell, Corey A. Specialist 26-Jun-2003
Villa Park/DeKalb Alcozer, Christopher M. Private 19-Nov-2005
Virden Harper Jr., Gary R. Staff Sergeant 09-Oct-2005
Warrenville Williams, Jeffrey A. Specialist 05-Sep-2005
Waukegan Giaimo, David L. 1st Lieutenant 12-Aug-2005
Waukegan/Antioch Davis III, Edward G. Sergeant 28-Apr-2006
Wheaton Larson, Nicholas D. Lance Corporal 09-Nov-2004
Woodlawn Price, Jonathan Kyle Lance Corporal 13-Jan-2006
Zion Farmer, Donald B. Staff Sergeant 19-Dec-2004

source: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

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