Of Cifuentes, 25, from Oxford, Ohio. He was enrolled in graduate school in mathematics education and had been working as a substitute teacher when he was deployed.
This is where I grew up. I know his professors personally. My mother earned her PhD in the same education school at Miami University. It hits home. The deaths in Iraq are not just statistics. Of course, neither are the Iraqi lives that may be cut short if a full scale civil war goes on for decades. The choices aren't easy.