Wherein we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost.
August 24, 2014

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

SFC Matthew Leggett, 39, Ruskin, FL

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3468

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

Actor, Richard Attenborough, 90
Former IBM CEO, John F. Akers, 79
Scottish Folk Singer, Jean Redpath, 77
Exposed U.S. Killings of South Koreans, Chung Eun-yong, 91
Los Angeles Designer, Deborah Sussman, 83
Independent Radical Journalist, Robert Sherrill, 89
Titan of the Squash Court, Hashim Khan, 104
Iranian Poet, Simin Behbahani, 82
Former Rhode Island Congressman, Fernand St Germain, 86
Former Irish Prime Minister, Albert Reynolds, 81
Detroit Catholic Cardinal and Ex-Governor of Vatican City, Edmund Szoka, 86
Yoga Guru, B.K.S. Iyengar, 95
Former U.S. Ambassador, Terence Todman, 88
Hasboro Philanthropist, Sylvia Hassenfeld, 93
Curator, Edward G. Leffingwell, 72
Jazz Violinist, John Blake Jr., 67
Voice of Saturday Night Live, Don Pardo, 95
Former Idaho Congressman, George Hansen, 83
Former Vermont U.S. Senator, Jim Jeffords, 80

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