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Body count 9.8.04

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:

983 American soldiers, 131 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 11,793 to 13,802 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to September 4. More than 6,400 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 Sept 1-4:

Lance Corporal Nickalous N. Aldrich, 21; Austin, Texas | Airman First Class Carl L. Anderson, Jr., 21; Georgetown, South Carolina | Staff Sergeant Aaron N. Holleyman, 26; Glasgow, Montana | Sergeant Edgar E. Lopez, 27; Los Angeles, California | Lance Corporal Nicholas Perez, 19; Austin, Texas | Specialist Joseph C. Thibodeaux, 24; Lafayette, Louisiana | Captain Alan Rowe, 35; Hagerman, Idaho | First Lieutenant Ronald Winchester, 25; Rockville Centre, New York | Lance Corporal Nicholas Wilt, 23; Tampa, Florida | Seaman Eric Knott, 21; Grand Island, Nebraska.

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