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.
785 American soldiers, 111 "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 May 17.
American soldiers killed from May 11-17:
Sergeant Brud J. Cronkrite; 22; Spring Valley, California | Command Sergeant Major Edward C. Barnhill; 50; Shreveport, Louisiana | Senior Airman Pedro I. Espillat, Jr.; 20; Columbia, Tennessee | Staff Sergeant Rene Ledesma; 34; Abilene, Texas | Private First Class Michael A. Mora; 19; Arroyo Grande, California | Lance Corporal Jeremiah E. Savage; 21; Livingston, Tennessee | Specialist Jeffrey R. Shaver; 26; Maple Valley, Washington | Specialist Philip I. Spakosky; 25; Browns Mill, New Jersey | Private First Class Brandon Sturdy; 19; Urbandale, Iowa | Specialist Kyle A. Brinlee; 21; Pryor, Oklahoma | Private First Class Andrew L. Tuazon; 21; Chesapeake, Virginia | Sergeant Rodney A. Murray; 28; Ayden, North Carolina | Specialist James J. Holmes; 28; East Grand Forks, Minnesota | Specialist Chase R. Whitham; 21; Oregon | Specialist Isela Rubalcava; 25; El Paso, Texas | Specialist Philip D. Brown; 21; El Paso, Texas
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.lunaville.org, Project on Defense Alternatives, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net
--- Jennifer Weiss