Total number of U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon yesterday:
Lance Cpl. Benjamin S. Bryan, 23, of Lumberton, N.C.;
Lance Cpl. Victor R. Lu, 22, of Los Angeles;
Lance Cpl. Justin D. McLeese, 19, of Covington, La.;
Bryan and McLeese were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lu was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton. All were killed Nov. 13 in Anbar province, which includes Fallujah.
Capt. Sean P. Sims, 32, of El Paso; 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Vilseck, Germany. Killed Nov. 13 in Fallujah.
Cpl. Nicholas L. Ziolkowski, 22, of Towson, Md.; 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Nov. 14 in Anbar.
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/news
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