This Week's In Memoriam

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

This Week with Christiane Amanpour marks the passings of bicyclist Laurent Fignon, journalist Dorothy Sucher, and political cartoonist Paul Conrad. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of twenty-six service members killed in Afghanistan:

US Navy PO3 James M Swink, 20, Yucca Valley, CA
US Marines MSgt Daniel L Fedder, 34, Pine City, MN
US Army SSG James R Ide, 32, Festus, MO
US Army SPC James C Robinson, 27, Lebanon, OH
US Army SPC Chad D Coleman, 20, Moreland, GA
US Army PVT Adam J Novak, 20, Prairie du Sac, WI
US Army CPT Ellery R Wallace, 33, Salt Lake City, Utah
US Army PFC Bryn T Raver, 20, Harrison, AR
US Marines GySgt Floyd E C Holley, 36, Casselberry, FL
US Army SGT Patrick K Durham, 24, Chattanooga, TN
US Army SPC Andrew J Castro, 20, Westlake Village, CA
US Army CPT Dale A Goetz, 43, White, SD
US Army SSG Jesse Infante, 30, Cypress, TX
US Army SSG Kevin J Kessler, 32, Canton, OH
US Army SSG Matthew J West, 36, Conover, WI
US Army PFC Chad D Clements, 26, Huntington, IN
US Marines Sgt Joseph A Bovia, 24, Kenner, LA
US Marines LCpl Cody A Roberts, 22, Boise, ID
US Marines LCpl Christopher B Rodgers, 20, Griffin, GA
US Army 1LT Mark A Noziska, 24, Papillion, NE
US Army SSG Casey J Grochowiak, 34, Lompoc, CA
US Marines LCpl Joshua T Twigg, 21, Indiana, PA
US Army SSG Vinson B Adkinson III, 26, Harper, KS
US Army SGT Raymond C Alcaraz, 20, Redlands, CA
US Army PFC Matthew E George, 22, Gransboro, NC
US Army PFC James A Page, 23, Titusville, FL

According to iCasualties, this brings the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq to 4,734; in Afghanistan, 2,066, of whom, 152 were Canadian. And though official combat was declared over in Iraq, Iraq Body Count still lists 44 Iraqi civilians killed during this same period, 501 total for the month of August.

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