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.
609 American soldiers, 101 "Coalition" soldiers, and approximately 9,000 Iraqi soldiers and 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to April 5.
American soldiers killed from March 27-April 5:
Private First Class William R. Strange; 19; Adrian, Georgia | Private First Class Dustin M. Sekula; 18; Edinburg, Texas | Private Brandon L. Davis; 20; Cumberland, Maryland | First Lieutenant Doyle M. Hufstedler; 25; Abilene, Texas | Specialist Michael G. Karr, Jr.; 23; San Antonio, Texas | Specialist Sean R. Mitchell; 24; Youngsville, Pennsylvania | Private First Class Cleston C. Raney; 20; Rupert, Idaho | Master Sergeant Richard L. Ferguson; 45; Conway, New Hampshire | Specialist Jeremiah J. Holmes; 27; North Berwick, Maine | Private First Class Sean M. Schneider; 22; Janesville, Wisconsin | Lance Corporal William J. Wiscowiche; 20; Victorville, California | Private First Class Leroy Sandoval, Jr.; 21; Houston, Texas | Master Sergeant Timothy Toney; 37; New York City, New York | Staff Sergeant Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III; 33; Naples, Florida | Private First Class Bruce Miller, Jr.; 23; Orange, New Jersey | Seven names not yet released
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, www.antiwar.com, Project on Defense Alternatives, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net
--- Jennifer Weiss