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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.

The totals:

570 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 19.

American soldiers killed from March 13-19:

Specialist Tracy L. Laramore; 30; Okaloosa, Florida | Sergeant William J. Normandy; 42; Augusta, Georgia | Master Sergeant Thomas R. Thigpen, Sr.; 52; Augusta, Georgia | First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams; 24; Seattle, Washington | Private First Class Joel K. Brattain; 21; Santa Anna, California | Staff Sergeant Clint D. Ferrin; 31; Picayune, Mississippi | Sergeant Daniel J. Londono; 22; Boston, Massachusetts | Specialist Jocelyn L. Carrasquillo; 28; Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina | Specialist Jason C. Ford; 21; Bowie, Maryland | Captain John F. Kurth; 31; Wisconsin | two names not yet released

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, www.lunaville.org, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net

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