Some of worst incidents of U.S. casualties in Iraq since the ouster of Saddam Hussein (search):

— Jan. 6, 2005: A roadside bomb kills seven U.S. soldiers riding in a Bradley fighting vehicle in northwest Baghdad.

— Dec. 21, 2004: A bomb explodes at a mess tent in a base near Mosul, killing 22 people including 14 U.S. soldiers and three American contractors.

— Nov. 7, 2004: Coordinated attacks on police stations throughout Iraq kill more than 50 people. Two dozen Americans are wounded.

— Oct. 30, 2004: A car bomber rams a U.S. convoy west of Baghdad, killing eight Marines and wounding nine.

— July 8, 2004 — Insurgents detonate a car bomb and fire mortars at military headquarters in Samarra, killing five U.S. soldiers, one Iraqi guardsman and three civilians and wounding 20 U.S. soldiers and four Iraqi guardsmen.

— May 2, 2004: Attacks across Iraq kill nine American soldiers.

— Jan. 8, 2004: A Black Hawk (search) medevac helicopter, possibly hit by a rocket, crashes near Fallujah, killing nine U.S. soldiers.

— Nov. 15, 2003: Two Black Hawks crash in Mosul after colliding while trying to avoid ground fire, killing 17 U.S. soldiers and wounding five.

— Nov. 7, 2003: A Black Hawk is downed near Tikrit, apparently by a rocket-propelled grenade, killing four crew members and two passengers from U.S. Army headquarters in Washington.

— Nov. 2, 2003: A Chinook transport helicopter is shot down by shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile near Fallujah, killing 16 American soldiers and wounding 26.