Number of total U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon yesterday:
Sgt. Michael G. Owen, 31, of Phoenix.
Spec. Jonathan J. Santos, 22, of Whatcom, Wash.
Both of the Army 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Both were killed Oct. 15 in Karabilah.
Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, 29, of Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, 36, of Bethlehem, Conn.
Both of the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry Division (Light), based at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii. Both were killed Oct. 16 in Baghdad when their helicopter collided with another helicopter and crashed.
All troops were killed in action unless otherwise indicated.
Total fatalities include three civilian employees of the Defense Department.
A full list of casualties is available online at www.washingtonpost.com/nation.
SOURCE: Defense Department's www.defenselink.mil/newsThe Washington Post