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Body count

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:

978 American soldiers, 131 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 11,717 to 13,724 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to August 31. More than 6,400 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 22-31:

Private First Class Nick Skinner, 20; Davenport, Iowa | Corporal Brad P. McCormick, 23; Overton, Tennessee | Sergeant Richard M. Lord, 24;Jacksonville, Florida | Gunnery Sergeant Edward T. Reeder, 32; Camp Verde, Arizona | Staff Sergeant Robert C. Thornton, Jr., 35; Rainbow City, Alabama | Lance Corporal Alexander S. Arredondo, 20; Randolph, Massachusetts | Staff Sergeant Donald N. Davis, 42; Saginaw, Michigan | Lance Corporal Jacob R., Lugo, 21; Flower Mound, Texas | Corporal Barton R. Humlhanz 23; Hellertown, Pennsylvania | Specialist Charles L. Neeley, 19; Mattoon, Illinois | Specialist Marco D. Ross, 20; Memphis, Tennessee | Private First Class Luis A. Perez, 19; Theresa, New York | Specialist Omead H. Razani, 19; Los Angeles, California | Corporal Christopher Belchik, 30; Jersey, Illinois | Second Lieutenant Matthew R. Stovall, 25; Horn Lake, Mississippi | Private First Class Nachez Washalanta, 21; Bryan, Oklahoma | Lance Corporal Seth Huston, 19; Perryton, Texas | Sergeant Jason Cook, 25; Okanogan, Washington | Corporal Nicanor Alvarez, 22; San Bernardino, California.

Sources: US Department of Defense,, The Institute for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus,, CNN, The New York Times