In Memoriam

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(h/t Heather)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the passing of six service members in Afghanistan:

US Army WO Joseph L Schiro, 27, Coral Springs, FL
US Army SSG Justin C. Marquez, 25, Aberdeen, NC
US Army SGT Thomas R Macpherson, 26, Long Beach, CA
US Army SFC Ryan J Savard, 29, Sierra Vista, AZ
US Army SPC Brittany B Gordon, 24, St Petersburg, FL
US Army SGT Robert J Billings, 30, Clarksville, VA

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

In addition, the following notable names lost their lives this week:
Comic book artist Marc Swayze, publisher Larry Sloan, former congressman James R. Grover, actor and author John Clive, BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett, former Cambodian King and nine-term Prime Minister Norodom Sihanouk, NY state congressman James Conte, NH Senator John A Durkin, TX state senator Mario Gallegos, actress Sylvia Kristel, historian Henry Friedlander, jazz musician David S. Ware, and Lebanese security officer Wissam al-Hassan,

In addition, we want to note that the progressive community lost one of their outstanding leaders, American politician George McGovern.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! looks at the legacy of George McGovern:
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