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Cost of war - 3.8.06


The totals:

2301 US soldiers, 206 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 28,864 to 32,506 Iraqicivilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to March 5.

2960 Iraqi police and guardsmen have been killed since January 2005, according to an estimate compiled from news reports.

American soldiers killed between February 22 and March 5:

Staff Sergeant Curtis T. Howard II, 32; Ann Arbor, Michigan | Sergeant Gordon F. Misner II, 23; Sparks, Nevada | Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth, 21; Mastic, New York | Private Joshua F. Powers, 21; Skiatook, Oklahoma | Sergeant Dimitri Muscat, 21; Aurora, Colorado | Lance Corporal Adam J. Vanalstine, 21; Superior, Wisconsin | Lance Corporal John J. Thornton, 22; Phoenix, Arizona | Private First Class Benjamin C. Schuster, 21; Williamsville, New York | Specialist Joshua M. Pearce, 21; Guymon, Oklahoma | Specialist Clay P. Farr, 21; Bakersfield, California | Specialist Joshua U. Humble, 21; Appleton, Maine | Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Schornak, 28; Hoover, Alabama | Specialist Christopher S. Merchant, 32; Hardwick, Vermont | Private First Class Tina M. Priest, 20; Austin, Texas | Sergeant Joshua V. Youmans, 26; Flushing, Michigan | Lance Corporal Matthew A. Snyder; Finksburg, Maryland | Staff Sergeant Kevin P. Jessen, 28; Paragould, Arkansas.

Sources: US Department of Defense,,

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