This Week: In Memoriam

5 years ago by David
(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week marks the passings of film and television composer Nathan Scott, photographer Fabian Bachrach and skateboard pioneer Bob Biniak. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of eight service members killed in Afghanistan:

Army SSG William S Ricketts, 27, of Corinth, MI

Army SPC Josiah D Crumpler, 27, of Hillsborough, NC

Army SPC Matthew D Huston, 24, of Athens, GA

Army SPC Ian T D Gelig, 25, of Stevenson Ranch, CA

Marine LCpl Carlos A Aragon, 19, of Orem, UT

Army SGT Vincent L C Owens, 21, of Fort Smith, AR

Marine LCpl Nigel K Olsen, 21, of Orem, UT

Army SPC Anthony A Paci, 30, of Rockville, MD

According to iCasualties, this brings the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq to 4,698; in Afghanistan, 1,680. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 51 Iraqi civilians killed. The civilian casualty count in Afghanistan remains frustratingly undocumented in American media, but according to a recent article, it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-400 civilians killed per month.


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