To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American soldiers killed during the occupation of Iraq.
895 American soldiers and 120 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to July 19. More than 5,394 American soldiers have been wounded in action, while an estimated 11,000 have become ill or been injured in "non-combat" incidents. Nearly one in six soldiers returning from the war shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties.
American soldiers killed from July 13-19:
Staff Sergeant Paul C. Mardis, Jr.; 25; Palmetto, Florida | Private First Class Jesse J. Martinez; 20; Tracy, California | Corporal Demetrius L. Rice; 24; Ortonville, New Mexico | Private First Class Torry D. Harris; 21; Chicago, Illinois | Sergeant James G. West; 34; Watertown, New York | Specialist Dana N. Wilson; 26; Fountain, Colorado | Sergeant Jeremy J. Fischer; 26; Lincoln, Nebraska | Specialist Joseph M. Garmback; 24; Cleveland, Ohio | Corporal Terry Holmes; 22; Hollywood, Florida | Sergeant Krisna Nachampassak; 27; Burke, Virginia | Staff Sergeant Dustin W. Peters; 25; El Dorado, Kansas | Private First Class Christopher J. Reed; 20; Craigmont, Idaho | Staff Sergeant Trevor Spink; 36; Farmington, Missouri | Sergeant First Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess; 33; Sutton, Nebraska
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The Institute for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus, www.antiwar.com, CNN, The New York Times
--- Jennifer Weiss