In Memoriam

(h/t Heather)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the passing of one service member, killed in Afghanistan:

US Army PFC Markie T Sims, 20, Citra, FL

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,253.

In addition, the following notable names lost their lives this week: artist Michael Patrick Cronan, GA state politiican Hugh Gillis, singer Patti Page, American Chickasaw Nation diplomat Charles W. Blackwell, supercentenarian Mamie Rearden, economist Stephen Resnick, Saudi royal Nayef bin Abdulaziz bin Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and football player Bryan Stoltenberg.


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