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Cost of war - 5.10.06 

The totals:

2418 US soldiers, 220 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 34,781 to 38,934 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to May 8.

3327 Iraqi police and guardsmen have been killed since January 2005, according to an estimate compiled from news reports.

American soldiers killed between April 27 and May 5:

Sergeant Matthew A. Webber, 23, Kalamazoo, Michigan | Staff Sergeant Mark A. Wall, 27, Alden, Iowa | First Sergeant Bobby Mendez, 38, Brooklyn, New York | Staff Sergeant Bryant A. Herlem, 37, Copperas Cove, Texas | Sergeant Jose Gomez, 23, Corona, New York | Corporal Brandon M. Hardy, 25, Cochranville, Pennsylvania | Sergeant Lea R. Mills, 21, Brooksville, Florida | Sergeant Edward G. Davis III, 31, Antioch, Illinois | Sergeant Steve M. Sakoda, 29, Hilo, Hawaii | Corporal Robbie G. Light, 21, Kingsport, Tennessee | Lance Corporal Robert L. Moscillo, 21, Salem, New Hampshire | Captain Brian S. Letendre, 27, Woodbridge, Virginia | Corporal Stephen R. Bixler, 20, Suffield, Connecticut | Sergeant Joseph E. Proctor, 38, Indianapolis, Indiana | Staff Sergeant Gavin B. Reinke, 32, Pueblo, Colorado | Specialist Bryan L. Quinton, 24, Sand Springs, Oklahoma | Sergeant Elisha R. Parker, 21, Taberg, New York

Sources: US Department of Defense,,


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