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Body count 8.4.04

To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American soldiers killed during the occupation of Iraq.

The totals:

917 American soldiers and 122 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to Aug 3. More than 5,804 American soldiers have been wounded in action, while an estimated 11,000 have become ill or been injured in "non-combat" incidents. Nearly one in six soldiers returning from the war shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties.

American soldiers killed from July 27-Aug 3:

Specialist Joseph F. Herndon II, 21; Derby, Kansas | Private First Class Ken W. Leisten, 20; Cornelius, Oregon | Gunnery Sergeant Shawn A. Lane, 33; Corning, NY | Specialist Anthony J. Dixon, 20; Lindenwold, New Jersey | Specialist Armando Hernandez, 22; Hesperia, California | Lieutenant Colonel David S. Greene, 39; Raleigh, North Carolina | Sergeant DeForest L. Talbert, 24; Charleston, West Virginia | Lance Corporal Vincent M. Sullivan, 23; Chatham, New Jersey | Sergeant Tatjana Reed, 34; Fort Campbell, Kentucky | Specialist Nicholas J. Zangara, 21; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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