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.
861 American soldiers and 120 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to July 2. 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. An estimated 50,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed or injured since the war began.
American soldiers killed from June 29-July 2:
Specialist Robert L. DuSang; 24; Mandeville, Louisiana | Lance Corporal Patrick R. Adle; 21; Baltimore, Maryland | Sergeant Alan D. Sherman; 36; Brick, New Jersey | Corporal John H. Todd III; 24; Bridgeport, Pennsylvania | Lance Corporal Manuel A. Ceniceros; 23; Santa Ana, California | Specialist Jeremy M. Heines; 25; New Orleans, Louisiana | First Sergeant Ernest E. Utt; 38; Hammond, Illinois
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