Cost of War: October

The totals: 3,847 U.S. soldiers, 304 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 76,213 to 83,029 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to November 5.

American servicemen and -women killed between October 1 – November 1:

Sgt. Daniel L. McCall, 24, Pace, Fla. — Pfc. Rush M. Jenkins, 22, Clarksville, Tenn. — Pvt. Cody M. Carver, 19, Haskell, Okla. — Cpt. Timothy I. McGovern, 28, Indiana. — Spc. Brandon W. Smitherman, 21, Conroe, Texas. — Sgt. Louis A. Griese, 30, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. — Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, Neosho, Mo. — Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, North Huntingdon, Pa. — Nathan J. Schuldheiss, 27, Newport R.I. — Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell, 19, Tell City, Ind. — Spc. Avealalo Milo, 23, Hayward, Calif. — Sgt. Ricardo X. Rodriguez, 23, Arecibo, Puerto Rico — Spc. Vincent G. Kamka, 23, Everett, Wash. — Sgt. Joseph B. Milledge, 23, Pointblank, Texas — Cpl. Jason N. Marchand, 26, Greenwood, W. Va. — Spc. Rachael L. Hugo, 24, Madison, Wis. — Cpl. Gilberto A. Meza, 21, Oxnard, Calif. — Cpl. Benjamin C. Dillon, 22, Rootstown, Ohio — Lance Cpl. Jeremy W. Burris, 22, Tacoma, Wash. — Sgt. Jason M. Lantieri, 25, Killingworth, Conn. — Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens, 35, Lawton, Okla. — Spc. Samuel F. Pearson, 28, of Westerville, Ohio — Staff Sgt. Eric T. Duckworth, 26, Plano, Texas — Staff Sgt. Donald L. Munn II, 25, Saint Clairs Shores, Mich. — Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker, 18, Greenbrier, Ark. — Spc. Jason B. Koutroubas, 21, Dunnellon, Fla. — Sgt.1st Class Justin S. Monschke, 28, Krum, Texas — Pfc. Kenneth J. Iwasinski, 22, West Springfield, Mass. — 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin, 27, Ward, Ark. — Spc. Micheal D. Brown, 20, Williamsburg, Kan. — Spc. Vincent A. Madero, 22, Port Hueneme, Calif. — Staff Sgt. Jarred S. Fontenot, 35, Port Barre, La. — Spc. Wayne M. Geiger, 23, Lone Pine, Calif. — Cpl. Erik T. Garoutte, 22, Santee, Calif. — Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho, 20, Panama City, Fla. — Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham, 19, Lithonia, Ga. — Pfc. Adam J. Chitjian, 39, Philadelphia, Pa. — Staff Sgt. Robin L. Towns Sr., 52, Upper Marlboro, Md. — Spc. David E. Lambert, 39, Cedar Bluff, Va.


3 thoughts on “Cost of War: October

  1. October was the lowest death toll for American troops this year, and the lowest since March of 2006. That much is true.

    (For a graph showing the month by month casualty rate since the beginning of the war click here.)

    However, don’t let the shrinking size of the list fool you. My source has begun abbreviating some information such as rank and state. So the lists look shorter over the past few months, but it’s a bit deceiving.

    What would have looked like this:

    Private First Class. Kenneth J. Iwasinski, 22, West Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Now looks like this:

    Pfc. Kenneth J. Iwasinski, 22, West Springfield, Mass.

    The good news for me is that Iraqi civilian casualties – while still way too high – have been drastically down over the past three months.

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