2178 US soldiers, 201 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 27,707 to 31,232 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to January 1.
15,955 American soldiers have been wounded in action between March 2003 and December 2005. www.icasualties.org estimates that 2590 Iraqi police and military were killed in 2005.
American soldiers killed between December 21 and 29:
1st Lieutenant Benjamin T. Britt, 24; Wheeler, Texas | Specialist William Lopez-Feliciano, 33; Quebradillas, Puerto Rico | Sergeant Regina C. Reali, 25; Fresno, California | Sergeant Cheyenne C. Willey, 36; Fremont, California | Master Sergeant Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34; Seven Hills, Ohio | Sergeant Myla L. Maravillosa, 24; Wahiawa, Hawaii | Specialist Anthony O. Cardinal, 20; Muskegon, Michigan | Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22; Pomona, California | Sergeant Dominic R. Coles, 25; Jesup, Georgia | Specialist Dane O. Carver, 20; Freeport, Michigan | Chief Warrant Officer Richard M. Salter, 44; Cypress, Texas | Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos, 28; Ancon, Panama | Specialist Lance S. Sage, 26; Hempstead, New York | Private Joshua M. Morberg, 20; Sparks, Nevada | Specialist Aaron M. Forbes, 24; Oak Island, North Carolina | Private First Class George A. Lutz, II, 25; Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net, www.ncptsd.va.gov