This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the passings of two service members in Afghanistan:
According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,252. There were 405 allied service members killed in Afghanistan during 2012, the fourth deadliest year since the conflict began.
In addition, the following notable names have passed away this week: Scarsdale Diet doctor murderer Jean Harris, actor Jack Klugman, actor Charles Durning, Mothers of Invention singer Ray Collins, mobster Frank Calabrese Sr, Saudi royal Sita bint Fahd bin Damir, environmentalist Rebecca Tarbotton, KY state politician E. Porter Hatcher Jr, singer Fontella Bass, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, CA state politician John Quimby, VT state politician Edgar May, actor Harry Carey, Jr, AR state poltician Steve Bryles, SC politician Richard Lee Beasley, and Nobel laureate and Italian senator-for-life Rita Levi Montalcini.
For those of you who would like to indulge in nostalgia, the NY Times offers the notable deaths of 2012.