To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians killed during the occupation of Iraq.
1,360 American soldiers, 160 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 15,365 to 17,582 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to January 18.
American soldiers killed from Jan 12-18:
Staff Sergeant William F. Manuel, 34; Kinder, Louisiana | Sergeant Robert W. Sweeney III, 22; Pineville, Louisiana | Lance Corporal Matthew W. Holloway, 21; Fulton, Texas | Lance Corporal Juan R. Velasco, 23; El Cenizo, Texas | Specialist Michael J. Smith, 24; Media, Pennsylvania | Private First Class Gunnar D. Becker, 19; Forestburg, South Dakota | Sergeant Brian A. Mack, 36; Phoenix, Arizona.
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net