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This Week In Memoriam | Crooks and Liars The Pentagon released the names of eight service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US Marines LCpl Philip P Clark, 19, Gainesville, FL
US Army PFC Jason D Fingar, 24, Columbia, MO
US Army SPC Stanley J Sokolowski III, 26, Ocean Township, NJ
US Army SSG Amilcar H Gonzalez, 26, Miami, FL
US Army PFC Christopher R Barton, 22, Concord, NC
US Army MAJ Ronald W Culver Jr, 44, Shreveport, LA
US Army SGT Edwin Rivera, 28, Waterford, CT
US Marines Cpl Jacob C Leicht, 24, College Station, TX
According to iCasualties, the total number of allied soldiers killed in Iraq is 4,718; in Afghanistan, 1,789. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 77 Iraqi civilians killed. In Afghanistan, "human error" has been blamed for a February rocket/missile attack.Spencer Ackerman has a post on drone attacks and civilian casualties at Attackerman worth reading.

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