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Body count 8.18.04 

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:

940 American soldiers, 127 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 11,605 to 13,579 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to Aug 15. More than 5,860 American soldiers have been wounded in action. Nearly one in six soldiers returning from the war shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties.

American soldiers killed from Aug 11-15:

Lance Corporal Jonathan W. Collins, 19; Crystal Lake, Illinois | Captain Andrew Houghton, 25; Houston, Texas | Captain Michael Yury Tarlavsky, 30; Passaic, New Jersey | First Lieutenant Neil Anthony Santoriello, 24; Verona, Pennsylvania | Lance Corporal Kane M. Funke, 20; Vancouver, Washington | Lance Corporal Nicholas B. Morrison, 23; Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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

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