Remembering the Fallen - Military and Civilian

May 30, 2016

As a former DOD civil servant with the Inspector General at the US Embassy in Baghdad, I think often of the brave men, civil servants, like the men of Benghazi, who kept me safe when I traveled across Iraq. Mostly ex-Marines, ex-Special Forces and former Navy Seals, these private security contractors were killed in numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan, but their deaths were never reported, never honored, never counted.

As the numbers of deaths of our military became more political, more of these private security contractors were used, rather than Marines, to keep the Embassies, State Department diplomats and politicians safe, among other unknown missions.

They are the many uncounted, the invisible ones who sacrificed their lives for their country.

The brave men of Benghazi represent all those civil servants that have died serving overseas since 911.

I remember them today along with our fallen military.

Robin Rowan, Editor in Chief - Conservative Truth 5/30/2016

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 Former Editor in Chief of Conservative Truth, Robin Rowan is a recipient of the 'Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism;" served in Iraq and Washington, DC as an inspector and auditor with the Special Inspector General for Iraq, also formerly with the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General. She is founder of Church4Israel, an online educational ministry fighting anti-semitism. An ordained Minister under MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries, Ms. Rowan is also a political and Middle East analyst, public speaker and a political activist for the US-Israel relationship. She has several presentations on the Middle East and Israel, and Political Activism, available for churches and secular groups. She can be contacted at

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