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Cost of war 8.24.05

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The totals:

1,863 US soldiers, 194 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 23,589 to 26,705 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to August 20.

From the beginning of the war through August 6, 13,877 US soldiers were wounded in action.

American soldiers killed between August 14 and 20:

Sergeant Thomas J. Strickland, 27; Douglasville, Georgia | Specialist Joshua P. Dingler, 19; Hiram, Georgia | Sergeant Paul A. Saylor, 21; Norcross, Georgia | Specialist Jose L. Ruiz, 28; Brentwood, New York | Sergeant Michael J. Stokely, 23; Sharpsburg, Georgia | Sergeant Nathan K. Bouchard, 24; Wildomar, California | Staff Sergeant Jeremy W. Doyle, 24; Chesterton, Maryland | Specialist Ray M. Fuhrmann, II, 28; Novato, California | Private First Class Timothy J. Seamans, 20; Jacksonville, Florida | Sergeant Willard T. Partridge, 35; Ferriday, Louisiana.

Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net

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