To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American soldiers killed during the occupation of Iraq.
907 American soldiers and 121 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to July 26. More than 5,804 American soldiers have been wounded in action, while an estimated 11,000 have become ill or been injured in "non-combat" incidents. Nearly one in six soldiers returning from the war shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder of other emotional difficulties.
American soldiers killed from July 20-26:
Private First Class Torey J. Dantzler; 22; Columbia, Louisiana | Private First Class Nicholas H. Blodgett; 21; Wyoming, Michigan | Specialist Danny B. Daniels II; 23; Varney, West Virginia | Lance Corporal Mark E. Engel; 21; Grand Junction, Colorado | Staff Sergeant Michael J. Clark; 29; Leesburg Lake, Florida | Corporal Todd J. Godwin; 21; Muskingum County, Ohio | Sergeant Dale T. Lloyd; 22; Watsontown, Pennsylvania | Private First Class Charles C. Persing; 20; Albany, Louisiana | Specialist Craig S. Frank; 24; Lincoln Park, Michigan | Sergeant First Class David A. Hartman; 41; Akron, Michigan | Lance Corporal Bryan P. Kelly; 21; Klamath, Oregon
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The Institute for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus, www.antiwar.com, CNN, The New York Times
--- Jennifer Weiss