Wherein we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice by American troops in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost this week.
April 20, 2014

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the death of one service member in Afghanistan:

US Army SPC Kerry M G Danyluk, 27, Cuero, TX

The total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,431. There have been 22 casualties to date in Afghanistan this year.

In addition, the following notable names lost their lives this week:

From the Wilderness blogger Michael Ruppert, 63
Jazz percussionist Armando Peraza, 89
American Navajo code talker Samuel Jesse Smith, 88
Rock guitarist Shane Gibson, 35
Politician Nancy Brataas, 86
Nobel laureate author Gabriel Garcia Márquez, 87
Former Boston Globe editor Michael C. Janeway, 73
Politician McDowell Lee, 89
Politician Donald Dahl, 69
West Ham United footballer Dylan Tombides, 20
Television news executive David W. Burke, 78
Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, 76
Country singer Kevin Sharp, 43

Here's Ian McEwan (Atonement, et al) eulogizing one of the best modern authors of our lifetime, Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

And here is an interview with the inspiring Hurricane Carter.

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