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Record of Americans killed in Iraq, Afghanistan

When The Washington Post first put this multimedia package online, it did not have a robust database behind it. Now it does.

Faces of the Fallen

You can sort the records by age, year of death, home state, or military branch. The advanced search enables you to search by last name or hometown, among other fields.

If you click a thumbnail image, you go to a full page for that person. The page includes a map showing the person’s hometown. (I’m not sure why, but the maps choked me up.)

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