The U.S. military announced today that no Americans died in combat in Iraq in December.
"In 2006, when I flew over Baghdad, I remember looking down on a city cloaked by darkness and gripped in fear," said Gen. Ray Odierno at a press conference in Baghdad. "Today, when I fly over Baghdad, I see hope, with bright lights and busy traffic."
The last Montana soldier to die in Iraq was Pfc. Michael Rogers of White Sulphur Springs. He was killed east of Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.