As Iraqis vote in a historic election, the widow of a Wisconsin soldier killed there last year says her husband's sacrifice was worth it and she's not bitter.
Nancy Olson of Loyal, Wisconsin in Clark County says the Iraqi election to form a new government was an important step in giving the Iraqi people a better life, and her husband Todd played a key role.
She says she and Todd both felt that it was important for Americans to stick up for the Iraqi people.
Thirty-six-year-old Staff Sergeant Todd Olson died last year from wounds he suffered in Samarra after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
According to an Associated Press count, since the war began in 2003, more than 21-hundred members of the military have died in Iraq, including 50 from Wisconsin.