Wherein we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost.
June 15, 2014

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the death of six service member in Afghanistan.

Spc. Terry J Hurne, 34, Merced, CA
Ssg. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, Pasadena, CA
Ssg. Jason A. McDonald, 28, Butler GA

Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25, Beaver, OH
Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, Sprague, WA
Pv2. Aaron S. Toppen, 19, Mokena, IL

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3450

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

Actress & Civil Rights Activist, Ruby Dee, 91
Voice of Pop Radio, Casey Kasem, 83
Coach of Pittsburgh Steelers' 1970's Dynasty, Chuck Noll, 82
German Newspaper Publisher, Frank Schirrmacher, 54
Jimi Hendrix Producer, Alan Douglas, 82
Composer, Lee Hyla, 61
Jazz Singer, Jimmy Scott, 88
Host of Public Affairs TV Programs, John A. Hamilton, 84
Children's Author, Illustrator & Creator of "Where's Spot?" books, Eric Hill, 86
Conductor, Rafael Fr├╝hbeck, 80
Former Time Warner Cable CEO, Glenn Britt, 65
Co-founder of Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Phyllis Patterson, 82
MLB Legend, Bob Welch, 57
Opera Composer, Elodie Lauten, 63
Historian, Gabriel Kolko, 81
Oscar-Nominated Actress, Martha Hyer, 89
Film & TV Actress, Mona Freeman, 87
British Alternative Comic, Rik Mayall, 56
Energy Economist, Morris A. Adelman, 96

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