In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, U.S. soldiers patrol the outskirts of Spin Boldak, near the border with Pakistan. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

A Son Lost in Iraq, But Where Is the Casualty Report?

The day after Jim Butler learned his son had died in Iraq in 2003, a U.S. Army casualty officer showed up at the family’s small ranch to explain what happened. Your son was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in the city of As Samawah, the officer said. But he had no other details to offer, […]

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