To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American/"Coalition" soldiers and Iraqi citizens killed during the ongoing occupation of Iraq.
558 Americans, 101 "Coalition" soldiers, and approximately 10,000 Iraqi soldiers and 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to March 12.
American soldiers killed from March 5-12:
Specialist Edward W. Brabazon, 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Staff Sergeant Joe L. Dunigan, 37, Belton, Texas
Sergeant Richard S. Gottfried, 42, Lake Ozark, Missouri
Petty Officer Michael J. Gray, 32, Richmond, Virginia
Specialist Christopher K. Hill, 26, Ventura, California
Private Burt E. Hoyer, 23, Ellsworth, Texas
Captain Gussie M. Jones, 41, Louisiana
Private Matthew G. Milczark, 18, Kettle River, Minnesota
N.B.: In Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, Philippines, the Persian Gulf, and other areas), US military deaths exceed 110, not counting "Coalition" military deaths. Estimated Afghan deaths so far: 3,700 or more civilians; thousands of military deaths.
Sources: US Department of Defense, Aljazeera, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net
--- Jennifer Weiss