Monday, March 31, 2008

Americans Missing in Iraq

Remains of 6 hostages held in Iraq were found and identified last week. (ref)

SSG Keith Maupin kidnapped on April 9, 2004
Paul Johnson Reuben kidnapped on November 16, 2006
Joshua Munns kidnapped on November 16, 2006
John Roy Young kidnapped on November 16, 2006
Bert Nussbaumer (Austrian) kidnapped on November 16, 2006
Ronald Withrow kidnapped on January 5, 2007
Nine American men are known to still be missing in Iraq.

Kirk von Ackermann of Moss Beach, California missing since October 9, 2003

Missing in Iraq

Timothy E. Bell of Mobile, Alabama missing since April 9, 2004

Not Knowing is the Most Frustrating
Timothy Bell...Four Years Later
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Aban Elias of Denver, Colorado was kidnapped on May 3, 2004

American Taken Hostage

Radim Sadeq Mohammed Sadeq also known as 'Dean Sadek' of Charlotte, North Carolina was kidnapped on November 2, 2004

Remembering the Forgotten American Hostages: Dean Sadek and CNN

Jeffrey Ake of LaPorte, Indiana was kidnapped on April 11, 2005

Jeffrey Ake - News Lib

Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie (also Taie) of Ann-Arbor, Michigan was kidnapped on October 23, 2006

Wikipedia - al-Taayie

Jonathon Cote of Getzville, New York was kidnapped on November 16, 2006

Free Jonathan Cote

Update: remains found near Basra were identified as Cote on April 23, 2008. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Pfc. Byron W. Fouty of Waterford, Michigan missing since May 12, 2007

Missing soldiers' family unite in shared grief

Sgt. Alex Ramon Jimenez of Lawrence, Massachusetts missing since May 12, 2007

Missing in Iraq: Jimenez

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Megan said...

Thanks for the update. It's strange to see the dates up there - really points out how anachronistic Kirk's disappearance was.

Susie Dow said...

Both Kirk's disappearance and Ryan's murder were well before the insurgency. Fewer than 20 American civilian contractors had died in Iraq in total.