In Memoriam


Wear a Big Top Hat, an excerpt from Great (1975), the Academy Award-winning short by Bob Godfrey, starring Richard Briers

Although there was a single casualty reported in Afghanistan on Friday, the name has not been released by the Pentagon. It is the first casualty in Afghanistan in a month, for a total of 9 allied service members since the beginning of the year. According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is 3,258.

In addition, the following notable names passed away this week:
Actor Richard Briers (see above), country singer Mindy McCready, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Sophie Kurys, R&B/Soul singer Damon Harris, actor Elspet Gray, Louisiana politician B.G. Dyess, L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss, Virginia politician Chip Woodrum, South Dakota politician Elmer Diedtrich, hockey player Jean Gauthier, gospel singer Cleotha Staples, blues musician Magic Slim, animator Bob Godfrey (see above), Ohio politician Bob Corbin, first female Speaker of the Australian Parliament Joan Child.

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