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Resource ID: #21653
Subject: War
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: May 30, 2004



These stories show that the burden of the Iraq war is falling disproportionately on small town America. As of May, 2004, 46 percent of the Americans killed in the war were from small towns outside of metropolitan areas. The reporters offer several explanations for this, such as people in small towns going into the military more often because they don't have as many career choices as people from big cities. The situation is illustrated by the sidebar on a town in South Carolina.

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