This Week with Christiane Amanpour marks the passings of actor Peter Falk, sportscaster Nick Charles, television composer Fred Steiner, Holocaust survivor and Schindler’s List compiler and inspiration Mietek Pemper. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of fourteen service members killed in Afghanistan.
US Army SPC Scott D Smith, 36, Indianapolis, IN
US Army PFC Brian J Backus, 21, Saginaw Township, MI
US Marines Josue Ibarra, 21, Midland, TX
US Army PFC Gustavo A Rios-Ordonez, 25, Englewood, OH
US Army SGT James W Harvey II, 23, Toms River, NJ
US Army SFC Alvin A Boatwright, 33, Lodge, SC
US Army SGT Edward F Dixon III, 37, Whiteman AFB, MO
US Army SSG Alan L Snyder, 28, Blackstone, MA
US Army SPC Tyler R Kreinz, 21, Beloit, WI
US Marines LCpl Jared C Verbeek, 22, Visalia, CA
US Army PFC Joshua L Jetton, 21, Sebring, FL
US Army SPC Levi E Nuncio, 24, Harrisonburg, VA
US Marines Cpl Gurpreet Singh, 21, Antelope, CA
US Army SPC Nicholas C D Hensley, 28, Prattville, AL
According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq is 4,781; in Afghanistan, 2,552, of which, 157 are Canadian. During this same period, Iraq Body Counts lists124 Iraqi civilians killed. Meanwhile, in Libya, NATO is refusing responsibility for 15 deaths and 20 wounded in a Brega bombing, denying that NATO has targeted the area at all since last Saturday. According to authorities, an offer from Gaddafi may be forthcoming soon, ending combat operations.