Sergeant Bobby Beasley of Inwood, an Army National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, was described as a fun-loving outdoorsman who joined the Navy out of high school and served in Desert Storm.

He is one of three WV National Guardsmen killed in Iraq or Afghanistan in the past few days.

There have been 1,054 coalition deaths in Iraq, 932 Americans, 63 Britons, 19 Italians, 11 Spaniards, seven Poles, seven Ukrainians, six Bulgarians, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, two Thai, one Dane, one Dutch, one Estonian, one Hungarian, one Latvian, as of August 9, 2004.