This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the passings of civil rights attorney and politician Percy Sutton, actress Brittany Murphy, savant and inspiration for the movie Rain Man, Kim Peek and sportscaster George Michael. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of three servicemembers killed in Afghanistan.
Marine Pfc Serge Kropov, 21, of Hawley, PA
Army SGT Albert D Ware, 27, of Chicago, IL
Marine LCpl Omar G Roebuck, 23, of Moreno Valley, CA
According to iCasualties, the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq is 4,689; in Afghanistan, 1,553. During this same week, Iraq Body Count lists 48 Iraqi civilians killed. For the entire year, estimates place civilian deaths in Iraq at approximately 3,000, Afghanistan at almost 2,500, and most disturbingly, approximately 4,000 in Pakistan.