The first link on our blogroll here at Flares into Darkness is The Price of Freedom which links to a site that provides casualty statistics for US troops.
Those are useful but they are cold. Here is a blog post that helps us see a little bit of four people, US Marines, who paid the ultimate price. May they rest in peace.
Anyone wishing to contribute to any of the various organizations and charities that attempt to help our service men and women and their families, can find a list here at this US News site.