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.
715 American soldiers, 104 "Coalition" soldiers, and approximately 9,000 Iraqi soldiers and 10,750 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to April 26.
American soldiers killed from April 20-26:
Petty Officer First Class Michael Pernaselli; 27; Rochester, New York | Private First Class Shawn C. Edwards; 20; Bensenville, Illinois | Sergeant Elmer C. Krause; 40; Greensboro, North Carolina | Staff Sergeant Edward W. Carmen; 27; McKeesport, Pennsylvania | Sergeant First Class Bradley C. Fox; 34; Orlando, Florida | Specialist Christopher D. Gelineau; 23; Portland, Maine | Private First Class Leroy Harris-Kelly; 20; Azusa, California | Captain Richard J. Gannon; 31; Escondido, California | Sergeant Jonathan N. Hartman; 27; Jacksonville, Florida | Lance Corporal Michael J. Smith, Jr.; 21; Jefferson, Ohio | Lance Corporal Ruben Valdez, Jr.; 21; San Diego, Texas | Lance Corporal Gary F. VanLeuven; 20; Klamath Falls, Oregon | Staff Sergeant Jimmy J. Arroyave; 30; Woodland, California | Specialist Marvin A. Camposiles; 25; Austell, Georgia | First Lieutenant Robert L. Henderson II; 33; Alvaton, Kentucky | Private First Class Clayton W. Henson; 20; Stanton, Texas | Specialist Michael A. McGlothin; 21; Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Specialist Dennis B. Morgan; 22; Valentine, Nebraska | Sergeant Brian M. Wood; 21; Torrance, California
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.lunaville.org, Project on Defense Alternatives, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net
--- Jennifer Weiss