May 31st, 2010
09:29 AM ET

Home and Away: Remember our soldiers who died

CNN has tracked the casualties since the wars began in Afghanistan and Iraq; a new feature to the site tracks service members' hometowns against a map of where they died in Afghanistan. The feature also highlights memories of the fallen by friends and families.

Today, on Memorial Day, we remember the soldiers from all parts of the world and from every U.S. state who have given their lives fighting for their country, More than 1,700 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count.

Take a look at our new special Home and Away to view, remember and post tributes to all of the soldiers, like Pfc. David John Bentz III, whose mother Kimberly Geonnotti is remember him on this Memorial Day.

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  1. James Needham

    Thank You C.N.N. for remembering our fallen hero's.We ALL need to do more for their Family's who have gave so much for their country.
    Also,What is the Song being played during this segment.PLEASE Help.
    Thanks to ALL and to ALL"Happy Holidays"
    Jamie Needham

    December 24, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. MIchael Paquette

    My brother,Clifford Paquette,in assosiation with Team MAD has planned a run in Connecticut for our fallen soldiers in iraq and afganistan.Started off as he was just going to run 52 miles,1 for each fallen soldier.It has turned into a big event with much fundraising and also trying to get the families involed with their is a link if you want to check it out

    January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vet of Iraq and Afg

    Way to screw up hometowns and locations of death on several of my brothers, CNN. Good thought, but maybe get some fact-checking done before you post something like this crap.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
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