To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American/"Coalition" soldiers and Iraqi citizens killed during the ongoing occupation of Iraq.
587 Americans, 101 "Coalition" soldiers, and approximately 10,000 Iraqi soldiers and 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to March 26.
American soldiers killed from March 20-26:
Lance Corporal Jeffrey C. Burgess; 20; Plymouth, Massachusetts | Specialist Adam D. Froehlich; 21; Pine Hill, New Jersey | Lance Corporal James A. Casper; 20; Coolidge, Texas | Lance Corporal Andrew S. Dang; 20; Foster City, California | Private First Class Christopher E. Hudson; 21; Carmel, Indiana | Private Dustin L. Kreider; 19; Riverton, Kansas | First Lieutenant Michael W. Vega; 41; Lathrop, California | Major Mark D. Taylor; 41; Stockton, California | Specialist Matthew J. Sandri; 24; Shamokin, Pennsylvania | Corporal David M. Vicente; 25; Methuen, Massachusetts | Private First Class Jason C. Ludlam; 22; Arlington, Texas | Specialist Clint Richard Matthews; 31; Bedford, Pennsylvania | Specialist Doron Chan; 20; Highland, New York | Corporal Andrew D. Brownfield; 24; Summit, Ohio | Sergeant Michael J. Esposito, Jr.; 22; Brentwood, New York | Private First Class Ernest Harold Sutphin; 21; Parkersburg, West Virginia | Private First Class Ricky A. Morris, Jr.; 20; Lubbock, Texas | Sergeant Ivory L. Phipps; 44; Chicago, Illinois | Private First Class Brandon C. Smith; 20; Washington, Arkansas
In Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, Philippines, the Persian Gulf, and other areas), US military deaths exceed 110, not counting "Coalition" military deaths. Estimated Afghan deaths so far: 3,700 or more civilians; thousands of military deaths.
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.lunaville.org, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net
--- Jennifer Weiss