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Body count 8.25.04

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:

961 American soldiers, 131 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 11,660 to 13,663 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to August 21. More than 5,860 American soldiers have been wounded in action. Nearly one in six soldiers returning from the war shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties.

American soldiers killed from Aug 16-21:

Private First Class Kevin A. Cuming, 22; North White Plains, New York | First Lieutenant Charles L. Wilkins III, 38; Columbus, Ohio | Private First Class Ryan A. Martin, 22; Mount Vernon, Ohio | Corporal Brad P. McCormick, 23; Overton, Tennessee | Staff Sergeant John R. Howard, 26; Covington, Virginia | Lance Corporal Tavon L. Hubbard, 24; Reston, Virginia | Private First Class Brandon R. Sapp, 21; Lake Worth, Florida | Sergeant Daniel Michael Shepherd, 23; Elyria, Ohio | Second Lieutenant James Michael Goins, 23; Bonner Springs, Kansas | Specialist Mark Anthony Zapata, 27; Edinburg, Texas | Private First Class Fernando B. Hannon, 19; Wildomar, California | Private First Class Geoffrey Perez, 24; Los Angeles, California | Sergeant David M. Heath, 30; LaPorte, Indiana | Specialist Brandon T. Titus, 20; Boise, Idaho | Sergeant Harvey E. Parkerson, III, 27; Yuba City, California | Specialist Jacob D. Martir, 21; Norwich, Connecticut | Lance Corporal Caleb J. Powers, 21; Manfield, Washington | Private First Class Henry C. Risner, 26; Golden, Colorado | Lance Corporal Dustin R. Fitzgerald, 22; Huber Heights, Ohio.

Sources: US Department of Defense,, The Institute for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus,, CNN, The New York Times