To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American/"Coalition" soldiers killed during the ongoing occupation of Iraq.
844 American soldiers and 117 "Coalition" soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to June 21. At least 100 contractors have been killed or are currently missing in Iraq. More than 5,138 American soldiers have been wounded in action since the war began.
American soldiers killed from June 15-21:
Private First Class Sean Horn; 19; Orange, California | Specialist Jeremy M. Dimaranan; 29; Virginia Beach, Virginia | Sergeant Arthur S. Mastrapa; 35; Apopka, Florida | Major Paul R. Syverson, III; 32; Lake Zurich, Illinois | Private First Class Shawn M. Atkins; 20; Parker, Colorado | Specialist Eric S. McKinley; 24; Corvallis, Oregon
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, www.antiwar.com, CNN, The New York Times
--- Jennifer Weiss