US Troops Killed Postwar Now Greater Than During War
August 26, 2003 -- The toll of US troops killed in postwar Iraq surpassed the number killed in major combat today, reaching 141 with the death of three soldiers. President Bush, seeking to bolster support for his policies in Iraq amid a mounting US death toll and public doubts, traveled to St. Louis today to make the case for sustained involvement in Iraq despite calls to either pull out or reinforce US forces. NBC's David Gregory reports. And, NBC's Richard Engel reports from Iraq on the hundreds of US soldiers who raided a northern town today in a bid to smash a crime ring wanted for murder, gunrunning and a terrorist attack on a police station that killed an American soldier earlier this month. For more, you can read articles at MSNBC (1) and (2)
The names and number of the thousands of Iraqis, military and civilian, killed in the war may never be known in the West. One organization, Iraq Body Count, maintains a database and update of reported civilian deaths in the war on Iraq. Robert Fisk maintains one site showing graphic pictures of civilian casualities.
Coalition Forces Casualties
The names and number of British, Australian, and other coalition service members killed in Iraq are not available as of yet.
Many journalists were also killed covering the war.
1. Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore, MD. -- 20 March 2003
2. Marine Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston TX.
3. Marine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of St. Anne, Ill.
4. Marine Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine.
5. Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, of Harrison County, Miss. -- 21 March 2003
6. Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, of Los Angeles, CA.
7. Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, Calif. -- 22 March 2003
8. Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y.
9. Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, of Williams Township, Pa.
10. Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, of Portland, Ore.
11. Army Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, of Roswell, Ga. -- 23 March 2003
12. Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, Calif.
13. Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Fla.
14. Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, of Fort Myers, Fla.
15. Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, of Orange, Calif.
16. Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, of Los Angeles.
17. Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Ala.
18. Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Conn.
19. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Gallatin, Tenn.
20. Marine 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, of Nye, Nev.
21. Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego, CA.
22. Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, of Thornton, Colo.
23. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Ariz.
24. Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla. -- 24 March 2003
25. Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35
26. Spc. James Kiehl, 22, of Comfort, TX
27. Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, TX
28. Pfc. Lori Piestewa, 23, of Tuba City, AZ
29. Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, Ind.
30. Pvt. Brandon U. Sloan, 19, of Cleveland, OH
31. Sgt. Donald R. Walters, 33, of Kansas City, MO
32. Sgt. George E. Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, SC
33. Marine Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, MO
34. Marine Cpl. Evan James, 20, La Harpe, Ill.
35. Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa.
36. Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Hobart, Ind.
37. Marine Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores, 21, of Los Angeles, CA -- 25 March 2003
38. Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, AK
39. Marine Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, VA
40. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O’Day, 20, of Santa Rosa, CA
41. Air National Guard Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho.
42. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of Tracy, Calif. -- 27 March 2003
43. Marine Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, of Queens, NY
44. Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, CA
45. Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39. -- 26 March 2003
46. Marine Maj. Kevin G. Nave, 36, of Union Lake, MI
47. Army Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, 32, of Fayetteville, NC -- 28 March 2003
48. Marine Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley , 41, of Layton, Utah -- 29 March 2003
49. Army Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of Howell, NJ
50. Army Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, GA
51. Army Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Palm Bay, FL
52. Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, NY
53. Army Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, NY
54. Marine Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, of Sherwood, OR -- 30 March 2003
55. Marine Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, of Troutville, VA
56. Marine Sgt. Brian McGinnis, 23, of St. Georges, Del.
57. Army Spc. Brandon Rowe, 20, of Roscoe, Ill -- 31 March 2003
58. Army Sgt. Jacob Butler, 24, of Wellsville, Kan. -- 3 April 2003
This list is still growing, and eventually links to news stories about notable incidents and other websites will be included.
US Finds Buried Bodies of 4 G.I.'s
The bodies of four American servicemen have been found by the Marines in a shallow grave in the battle-worn city of Nasiriya, near the Euphrates River. Military officials said they believed that the four were executed by Iraqi paramilitary forces after they were seized in an ambush.
Iraq executed POWs: Pentagon
Intelligence officials have received one uncorroborated report indicating that at least some of the dead soldiers had been captured alive and executed in public, a senior Pentagon official said today on condition of anonymity. The information - which did not come from an intercepted communication, as the New York Times reported today - is of undetermined reliablility, the official said.
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