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Cost of War 9.7.05

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The totals:

1,887 US soldiers, 196 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 24,508 to 27,718 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to September 2. As of August 30, 14,265 US soldiers have been wounded in action.

American soldiers killed between August 26 and September 2:

Specialist Joseph L. Martinez, 21; Las Vegas, Nevada | Sergeant 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath, 32; Louisburg, Missouri | 2nd Lieutenant Charles R. Rubado, 23; Clearwater, Florida | Chief Warrant Officer Dennis P. Hay, 32; Valdosta, Georgia | Major Gregory J. Fester, 41; Grand Rapids, Michigan | Sergeant Monta S. Ruth, 26; Winston-Salem, North Carolina | Captain Lowell T. Miller, II, 35; Flint, Michigan | Specialist Jason E. Ames, 21; Cerulean, Kentucky | Sergeant George R. Draughn Jr., 29; Decatur, Georgia | Staff Sergeant Robert L. Hollar Jr., 35; Griffin, Georgia | Sergeant 1st Class Lonnie J. Parson, 39; Norcross, Georgia.

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

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