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Body count 12.15.04

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.

The totals:

1,281 American soldiers, 146 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 14,668 to 16,853 Iraqicivilians have been killed in Iraq (a recent survey published by Lancet medical journal estimates as many as 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed) from the beginning of the war and occupation to December 13.

American soldiers killed from December 7-13:

Corporal Joseph O. Behnke, 45; Brooklyn, New York | Staff Sergeant Kyle A. Eggers, 27; Euless, Texas | Corporal In C. Kim, 23; Warren, Michigan | Private First Class Andrew M. Ward, 25; Kirkland, Washington | Sergeant First Class Todd C. Gibbs, 37; Angelina, Texas | Captain Mark N. Stubenhofer, 30; Springfield, Virginia | Corporal Kyle J. Renehan, 21; Oxford, Pennsylvania | Sergeant Arthur C. Williams IV, 31; Edgewater, Florida | Private First Class Christopher S. Adlesperger, 20; Albuquerque, New Mexico | Chief Warrant Officer Patrick D. Leach, 39; Rock Hill, South Carolina | First Lieutenant Andrew C. Shields, 25; Campobello, South Carolina.

Sources: US Department of Defense,, The New York Times,