Wherein we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable names lost.
January 5, 2014

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

US Marines Sgt Daniel M Vasselian, 27, Abington, MA
US Air Force Capt David I Lyon, 28, Sandpoint, ID
US Marines Sgt Jacob M Hess, 22, Spokane, WA

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service people killed in Afghanistan is now 3,411.

In addition the following notable names lost their lives in the last two weeks:

Drummer Ricky Lawson, 59
Philanthropist Robert W Wilson, 86
Politician Andrew Jacobs Jr, 81
Actor Joseph Ruskin, 89
Businessman/Swiftboat funder Harold Simmons, 82
Musician Benjamin Curtis, 35
Basketball player Connie Dierking, 77
Actor James Avery, 68
Conservative talk show host Bob Grant, 84
Political journalist Pete DeCoursey, 52
Novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard, 90
Musician Phil Everly, 74
Economist George Goodman, 83
Producer Saul Zaentz, 92

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