This Week: In Memoriam

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(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week marks the passings of actress Frances Reid, basketball player and coach Dick McGuire, Tuskegee Airman and ace pilot Lee A. Archer, Jr. and producer David Brown. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of twelve service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Army SGT Carlos E Gill, 25, of Fayetteville, NC

Army PFC Scott G Barnett, 24, of Concord, CA

Marine Sgt David J Smith, 25, of Frederick, MD

Army CPT David J Thompson, 39, of Hooker, OK

Army SPC Marc P Decoteau, 19, of Waterville Valley, NH

Marine LCpl Michael L Freeman Jr, 21, of Fayetteville, PA

Army SSG Rusty H Christian, 24, of Greenville, TN

Army CPT Daniel Whitten, 28, of Grimes, IA

Army PFC Zachary G Lovejoy, 20, of Albuquerque, NM

Army SFC David J Hartman, 27, of Okinawa, Japan

Army SFC Class Matthew S Sluss-Tiller, 35, of Callettsburg, KY

Army SSG Mark A Stets, 39, of El Cajon, CA

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq is 4,693; in Afghanistan, 1,624. During this same period, Iraq Body Count list 97 Iraqi civilians killed. In addition to the casualties suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan, three American soldiers were among the dead at a suicide bombing at a Pakistani school, that left four others dead.

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