Wherein we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable names lost.
December 22, 2013

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the deaths of six service members in Afghanistan:

US Army CW2 Randy L Billings, 34, Heavener, OK
US Army CW2 Joshua B Silverman, 35, Scottsdale, AZ
US Army SGT Peter C Bohler, 29, Willow Spring, NC
US Army SSG Jesse L Williams, 30, Elkhart, IN
US Army SPC Terry KD Gordon, 22, Shubuta, MS
US Army SFC Omar W Forde, 28, Marietta, GA

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,405.

In addition, the following notable names lost their lives:

Actor and activist Tom Laughlin, 82,
Evangelist and doomsday predictor Harold Camping, 92
Actress Joan Fontaine, 96
Singer Ray Price, 87
Fugitive Ronnie Biggs, 84
Author Ned Vizzini, 32
Pornographer Al Goldstein, 77
Rapper Lord Infamous, 40
Businessman and activist Edgar Bronfman Sr, 84
Historian John Eisenhower, 91

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