On February 26, 2012 the United States Army announced that they had identified the remains of the last soldier missing in Iraq. The remains were those of Staff Sergeant Ahmed K. Al-taie of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was kidnapped after he left the Green Zone in Baghdad on October 23, 2006. The military states he was serving as a translator for the United States military. He was attempting to visit family members when he was abducted.
Even though the war in Iraq was officially declared over on December 15, 2011 with a flag-lowering ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, many U.S. service members are still recovering from their wounds sustained, both physically and emotionally, from their tours in Iraq. Also, the conflict in Afghanistan still continues as does the war against terrorism worldwide.
Latest casualty figures compiled by the Department of Defense: