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.
703 American soldiers, 103 "Coalition" soldiers, and approximately 9,000 Iraqi soldiers and 10,750 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to April 19.
American soldiers killed from April 13-19:
Staff Sergeant Raymond E. Jones; 31; Gainesville, Florida | Sergeant William C. Eckhart; 25; Rocksprings, Texas | Specialist Frank K. Rivers, Jr.; 23; Woodbridge, Virginia | Sergeant Christopher Ramirez; 34; McAllen, Texas | Staff Sergeant Victor A. Rosaleslomeli; 29; Westminster, California | Specialist Richard K. Trevithick; 20; Gaines, Michigan | Private Noah L. Boye; 21; Grand Island, Nebraska | Corporal Kevin T. Kolm; 23; Hicksville, New York | Lance Corporal Brad S. Shuder; 21; El Dorado, California | Sergeant Major Michael B. Stack; 48; Lake City, South Carolina | Lance Corporal Robert P. Zurheide, Jr.; 20; Tucson, Arizona | Corporal Daniel R. Amaya; 22; Odessa, Texas | Private First Class Nathan P. Brown; 21; South Glens Falls, New York | Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence S. Colton; 32; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Chief Warrant Officer Wesley C. Fortenberry; 38; Woodville, Texas | Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank; 20; Elk Grove, Illinois | Private First Class Gregory R. Goodrich; 37; Bartonville, Illinois | Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray; 19; Patoka, Illinois | First Lieutenant Oscar Jimenez; 34; San Diego, California | Staff Sergeant Toby W. Mallet; 26; Kaplan, Louisiana | Private First Class George D. Torres; 23; Long Beach, California | Specialist Allen J. Vandayburg; 20; Mansfield, Ohio | Private First Class Eric A. Ayon; 26; Arleta, California | Specialist Adolf C. Carballo; 20; Houston, Texas | Specialist Peter G. Enos; 24; South Dartmouth, Massachusetts | Specialist Justin W. Johnson; 22; Rome, Georgia | Staff Sergeant Don S. McMahan; 31; Nashville, Tennessee | Private First Class Chance R. Phelps; 19; Clifton, Colorado | Lance Corporal John T. Sims, Jr.; 21; Alexander City, Alabama | Specialist Michelle M. Witmer; 20; New Berlin, Wisconsin
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