2953 US soldiers, 247 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 51,331 to 56,869 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to December 19.
4592 Iraqi police and guardsmen have been killed since January 2005, according to an estimate compiled from news reports.
American soldiers killed between December 16-December 19:
Staff Sergeant Henry K. Kahalewai, 43, Hilo, Hawaii | Private First Class Joe L. Baines, 19, Newark, New Jersey | Staff Sergeant David R. Staats, 30, Pueblo, Colorado | Specialist Matthew J. Stanley, 22, Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire | Private First Class Seth M. Stanton, 19, Colorado Springs, Colorado | Lance Corporal Nicklas J. Palmer, 19, Leadville, Colorado | Captain Kevin M. Kryst, 27, West Bend, Wisconsin | Staff Sergeant Brian L. Mintzlaff, 34, Fort Worth, Texas | Corporal Joshua D. Pickard, 20, Merced, California | Specialist Andrew P. Daul, 21, Brighton, Michigan
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, www.iraqbodycount.net