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Body count 1.26.05

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:

1,371 American soldiers, 161 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 15,475 to 17,703 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to January 25.

American soldiers killed from Jan 19-25:

Corporal Paul C. Holter III, 21; Corpus Christi, Texas | Specialist Alain L. Kamolvathin, 21; Blairstown, New Jersey | Private First Class Francis C. Obaji, 21; Queens, New York | Sergeant Jayton D. Patterson, 26; Sedley, Virginia | Sergeant Nathaniel T. Swindell, 24; Bronx, New York | Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Vitagliano, 33; New Haven, Connecticut | Private First Class George R. Geer, 27; Cortez, Colorado | Private First Class Jesus Fonseca, 19; Marietta, Georgia | Captain Christopher J. Sullivan, 29; Princeton, Massachusetts | Sergeant Kyle W. Childress, 29; Terre Haute, Indiana | First Lieutenant Nainoa K. Hoe, 27; Hawaii | Captain Joe F. Lusk III, 25; Reedley, California.

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