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Body count 1.12.05 

To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians killed during the occupation of Iraq.

The totals:

1,354 American soldiers, 160 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 15,229 to 17,443 Iraqicivilians have been killed in Iraq (a recent survey published by Lancet medical journal estimates as many as 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed), and 5,396 American soldiers have been wounded, from the beginning of the war and occupation to January 11.

An Army study found about one in six soldiers in Iraq report symptoms of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder; some experts predict that over 100,000 soldiers may eventually require mental health treatment.

American soldiers killed from Jan 4-11:

Sergeant Thomas E. House, 22; Council Bluffs, Iowa | Private Cory R. Depew, 21; Beech Grove Indiana | Sergeant Otie J. McVey, 53; Oak Hill, West Virginia | Sergeant Foster Pinkston, 47; Warrenton, Georgia | Specialist Jimmy D. Buie, 44; Floral, Arkansas | Lance Corporal Julio C. Cisneros Alvarez, 22; Pharr, Texas | Sergeant Zachariah S. Davis, 25; Twentyone Palms, California | Specialist Joshua S. Marcum, 33; Evening Shade, Arkansas | Specialist Jeremy W. McHalffey, 28; Mabelvale, Arkansas | Sergeant Bennie J. Washington, 25; Atlanta, Georgia | Private First Class Curtis L. Wooten III, 20; Spanaway, Washington | Sergeant Kurt J. Comeaux, 34; Raceland, Louisiana | Sergeant Christopher J. Babin, 27; Houma, Louisiana | Specialist Bradley J. Bergeron, 25; Houma, Louisiana | Specialist Huey P. L. Fassbender, 24; LaPlace, Louisiana | Specialist Armand L. Frickey, 20; Houma, Louisiana | Specialist Warren A. Murphy, 29; Marrero, Louisiana | Private First Class Daniel F. Guastaferro, 27; Las Vegas, Nevada | Private First Class Kenneth G. Vonronn, 20; Bloomingburg, New York | Corporal Joseph E. Fite, 23; Round Rock, Texas | Specialist Dwayne J. McFarlane Jr., 20; Cass Lake, Minnesota.

Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The New York Times, www.iraqbodycount.net

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