Over a five-month period, U.S. forces used drones and other aircraft to kill 155 people in northeastern Afghanistan. They achieved 19 jackpots. Along the way, they killed at least 136 other people, all of whom were classified as EKIA, or enemies killed in action

Over a five-month period, U.S. forces used drones and other aircraft to kill 155 people in northeastern Afghanistan. They achieved 19 jackpots. Along the way, they killed at least 136 other people, all of whom were classified as EKIA, or enemies killed in action

Sgt. Cheryl Lebeau O’Brien: October 14, 1966 – February 27, 1991. Cheryl O’Brien was the first woman in the 1st Infantry Division killed-in-action. On February 27, 1991, she volunteered to be a door-gunner on a Blackhawk transporting the remains of fallen soldiers. During the mission her helicopter was shot down by Iraqi forces - 2 hours after the cease fire was declared. Cheryl, along with the other nine people onboard, died in the crash.

Sgt. Cheryl Lebeau O’Brien: October 14, 1966 – February 27, 1991. Cheryl O’Brien was the first woman in the 1st Infantry Division killed-in-action. On February 27, 1991, she volunteered to be a door-gunner on a Blackhawk transporting the remains of fallen soldiers. During the mission her helicopter was shot down by Iraqi forces - 2 hours after the cease fire was declared. Cheryl, along with the other nine people onboard, died in the crash.

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Hospital Corpsman Third Class (FMF) Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, AR, was killed in action March 25, 2003, in Iraq. Doc Johnson was assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, First Marine Division Detachment.

Hospital Corpsman Third Class (FMF) Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, AR, was killed in action March 25, 2003, in Iraq. Doc Johnson was assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, First Marine Division Detachment.

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Studio portrait of Edgar Rollins of Ashfield, NSW. Rollins enlisted in the AIF and was assigned the service number 1173; he was attached to the 3rd Battalion. He was killed in action on 5 March 1917. -AWM

Studio portrait of Edgar Rollins of Ashfield, NSW. Rollins enlisted in the AIF and was assigned the service number 1173; he was attached to the 3rd Battalion. He was killed in action on 5 March 1917. -AWM

The body of a US paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is lifted up to an evacuation helicopter in War Zone C, May 14, 1966

The body of a US paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is lifted up to an evacuation helicopter in War Zone C, May 14, 1966

WWI, 26 Feb 1917, Indian Ocean Petty Officer First Class William Harris Saunders killed in action aboard HMS Gunboat Mantis, off Mesopotamia. ©IWM HU 126196

WWI, 26 Feb 1917, Indian Ocean Petty Officer First Class William Harris Saunders killed in action aboard HMS Gunboat Mantis, off Mesopotamia. ©IWM HU 126196

The Freedom Monument in the city of Riga. It commemorates heroes killed in action during the Latvian War of Independence; http://ift.tt/2if3Qn1

The Freedom Monument in the city of Riga. It commemorates heroes killed in action during the Latvian War of Independence; http://ift.tt/2if3Qn1

Killed in action: Private Joe Whittaker

Killed in action: Private Joe Whittaker

The first American female war correspondent killed in action battled sexism through her life — Quartz

The first American female war correspondent killed in action battled sexism through her life — Quartz

Valor awards for 1LT Robert T. Waugh (abt 1919-1944) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on May 11-14, 1944....in action with the enemy at Tremensucli, Italy. He was later killed in action in Itri, Italy, while leading his platoon in an attack.

Valor awards for 1LT Robert T. Waugh (abt 1919-1944) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on May 11-14, 1944....in action with the enemy at Tremensucli, Italy. He was later killed in action in Itri, Italy, while leading his platoon in an attack.

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