2980 US soldiers, 249 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 52,054 to 57, 617 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to December 28.
4626 Iraqi police and guardsmen have been killed since January 2005, according to an estimate compiled from news reports.
American soldiers killed between December 20-December 25:
Specialist Robert J. Volker, 21, Big Spring, Texas | Staff Sergeant Jacob G. McMillan, 25, Lafayette, Lousiana | Sergeant Scott D. Dykman, 27, Helena, Montana | Lance Corporal Myles C. Sebastien, 21, Opelousas, Louisiana | Hospitalman Kyle A. Nolen, 21, Ennis, Texas | Lance Corporal Ryan J. Burgess, 21, Sanford, Michigan | Lance Corporal Ryan L. Mayhan, 25, Hawthorne, California | Lance Corporal Fernando S. Tamayo, 19, Fontana, California | Specialist Joshua D. Sheppard, 22, Quinton, Oklahoma | Sergeant Curtis L. Norris, 28, Dansville, Michigan | Specialist John Barta, 25, Corpus Christi, Texas | Private Evan A. Bixler, 21, Racine, Wisconsin | Private First Class Eric R. Wilkus, 20, Hamilton, New Jersey | Specialist Elias Elias, 27, Glendora, California | Specialist Chad J. Vollmer, 24, Grand Rapids, Michigan | Private First Class Wilson A. Algrim, 21, Howell, Michigan | Private Bobby Mejia II, Saginaw, Michigan | Specialist Michael J. Crutchfield, 21, Stockton, California | Lance Corporal Stephen L. Morris, 21, Lake Jackson, Texas | Sergeant Jason C. Denfrund, 24, Cattaraugus, New York | Sergeant John T. Bubeck, 25, Collegeville, Pennsylvania | Specialist Aaron L. Preston, 29, Dallas, Texas | Private First Class Andrew H. Nelson, 19, Saint Johns, Michigan | Sergeant Jae S. Moon, 21, Levittown, Pennsylvania | Specialist Joseph A. Strong, 21, Lebanon, Indiana | Specialist Douglas L. Tinsley, 21, Chester, South Carolina | Sergeant First Class Dexter E. Wheelous, 37, Winder, Georgia
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, www.iraqbodycount.net