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Yesterday evening, four American soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb. Now, just days after we marked the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, we acknowledge another milestone: 4,000 American troops have died in Iraq. (For more information on soldiers who have been killed, you can go to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count and USA Today.)

On today's program, we'll hear from a widow of a soldier who was killed in Assadah; a Marine who lost six friends in a suicide attack; a father whose son died near Haditha; and a reporter who has written hundreds of obituaries for the Fayetteville Observer. If you've lost a brother, sister, son, daughter, co-worker, or friend in the war in Iraq, we want to hear from you. What was he or she like? And today, when you read that 4,000 troops have been killed, how do you mark that loss?