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And few Americans pay as close attention to the day-to-day toll of the war as commentator Thomas Phillips. He's a chaplain with Veteran's Affairs, and whenever a member of the American Armed Forces is killed in Iraq or Afghanistan, he receives a computer notification.
THOMAS PHILLIPS: I with the names could appear in the corner of everyone's TV screen as we watch "The Price is Right" or "House." Maybe they would slow down, then. I wish the names would just stop coming. But I know better, so I watch and read and say a prayer. God be with them. God be with their families. God watch over us all.
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