Of the 477 Americans who've died in Iraq since the U.S. invasion began on March 20, at least 11 called San Diego County home (not including soldiers from elsewhere in the United States who are stationed at bases here). Their average age was 24.
March 22-Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, died when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the Persian Gulf.
March 23-Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego, was one of nine Marines killed during an ambush in An Nasiriyah when a group of Iraqis reportedly pretended they wanted to surrender but then opened fire.
March 27-Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez del Solar, 20, died in Baghdad when he stepped on an American explosive.
April 4-Army Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, of San Diego, died when his Humvee crashed in a ravine.
April 4-Marine pilot Travis Ford, 30, of Oceanside, died when his Super Cobra attack helicopter crashed near Ali Aziziyal during "combat operations."
April 5-Marine 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, 38, of Vista, died during a firefight with Iraqi forces in Doha.
May 19-Marine Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed into a canal in Al Hillah. Three others also died, as did another Marine when he tried to rescue them from the water.
June 25-Army Ranger Andrew F. Chris, 25, of San Diego, died when a vehicle packed with explosives exploded on the side of the road in Baghdad.
July 15-Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin, 18, of Santee, died in Al Hillah when he accidentally fell from the top of building as he was standing guard.
Nov. 2-Army Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velasquez, 29, of San Diego, was one of 15 killed when a helicopter was hit by a missile near Baisa south of Fallujah.
Dec. 10-Army Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, died in Mosul when a convoy he was traveling in was attacked by insurgents using "improvised explosive devices" and small arms fire.
By the numbers
570 Total coalition troops killed
148 Coalition troops killed from start of invasion to fall of Baghdad
22 Coalition troops killed from fall of Baghdad to when Bush declared victory
398 Coalition troops killed since Bush declared victory
2.01 Average number of troops killed per day since start of invasion
7,960 Minimum number of Iraqi civilian deaths since start of invasion
Sources: Lunaville.org, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Central Command, San Diego Union-Tribune, Iraqbodycount.org.