From the BBC :

The US Army is to apologise to the families of officers killed or wounded in action who were sent letters urging them to return to active duty. But this figure included about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.

More than 3,000 members of the US military have died in Iraq since the war began.

Casualties have also been suffered in Afghanistan since the US invasion.

“Army personnel officials are contacting those officers’ families now to personally apologise for erroneously sending the letters,” the army said in a statement.

This is obviously an awkward situation for the military, and as such, they might want to consider enlisting the services of Godsmack’s Sully Erna (above) when it comes time to contact the families of the deceased.