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.
825 American soldiers, 111 "Coalition" soldiers, and approximately 9,000 Iraqi soldiers and 11,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation to June 7. At least 4,882 American soldiers have been wounded in action since the war began.
American soldiers killed from June 1-7:
Lance Corporal Todd J. Bolding; 23; Manvel, Texas | Corporal Bum R. Lee; 21; Sunnyvale, California | Private First Class Markus J. Johnson; 20; Springfield, Massachusetts | Captain Robert C. Scheetz, Jr.; 31; Dothan, Alabama | Lance Corporal Dustin L. Sides; 22; Yakima, Washington | First Lieutenant Kenneth Michael Ballard; 26; Mountain View, California | Private First Class Cody S. Calavan; 19; Lake Stevens, Washington | Sergeant Aaron C. Elandt; 23; Lowell, Michigan | Corporal Dominique J. Nicolas; 25; Maricopa, Arizona | Specialist Charles E. Odums, II; 22; Sandusky, Ohio | Lance Corporal Rafael Reynosasuarez; 28; Santa Ana, California | Private First Class Nicholaus E. Zimmer; 20; Columbus, Ohio | Lance Corporal Benjamin R. Gonzalez; 23; Los Angeles, California | Specialist Michael J. Wiesemann; 20; North Judson, Indiana | Private Bradli N. Coleman; 19; Ford City, Pennsylvania
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.antiwar.com, CNN, Project on Defense Alternatives, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net
--- Jennifer Weiss