Total number of U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon recently:
In hostile actions: 1,158
In non-hostile actions: 355
Spec. Paul M. Heltzel, 39, of Baton Rouge, La.; Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, based in Eunice, La. Killed March 15 in Baghdad.
Staff Sgt. Ricky A. Kieffer, 36, of Ovid, Mich.; Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), based in Detroit. Killed March 15 in Baghdad.
Spec. Rocky D. Payne, 26, of Howell, Utah; Army 497th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 1st Corps Support Command, based at Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed March 16.
All troops were killed in action unless otherwise indicated.
Total fatalities include four 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