In Memoriam

Wherein we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable names who have lost their lives this week.

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the death of one service person in Afghanistan.

MSgt Aaron C Torian, 36, Paducah, KY

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,423.

In addition, the following notable names lost their lives this week:

Politician Ron Casey, 61
Musician Bob Casale, 61
Politician Michael Peterson, 72
Actor Malcolm Tierney, 75
Singer Maria Franziska von Trapp, 99
Pageant winner GĂ©nesis Carmona, 22
Astronaut Dale Gardner, 65
Journalist Garrick Utley, 74
Australian television personality Charlotte Dawson, 47
World's oldest Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, 110

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