[media id=17336] [H/t Heather] This week we note the passing of Edith Shain, the woman made famous for being kissed in a Life photo of V-J Day c
June 27, 2010

[H/t Heather]

This week we note the passing of Edith Shain, the woman made famous for being kissed in a Life photo of V-J Day celebrations; San Francisco real-estate magnate Walter H. Shorenstein; federal appeals court Judge Gerald W. Heaney, who played a historic role in desegregating schools in the Midwest; Pete Quaife, bass player for The Kinks; and in Afghanistan, the deaths of 17 soldiers: SPC Joseph Johnson, 24, of Flint, Mich.; PFC Gunnar Hotchkin, 31, of Naperville, Ill.; SPC Nathan W. Cox, 27, Fremont, Calif.; PFC Benjamin Park, 25, Fairfax Station, VA; SSG James G. Hunter, 25, South Amherst, Ohio; SPC Scott A. Andrews, 21, of Fall River, Mass.; LCpl Timothy G. Serwiniowski, 21, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; SPC Joseph P. Dohrenwend, 20, Milford, Ohio; 1SG Eddie Turner, 41, Fort Belvoir, Va.; PFC David P. Miller, 19, Wilton, N,Y.; SPC Andrew R. Looney, 22m Owasso, OK; Cpl Claudio Patino IV, 22, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Cpl. Kevin A. Cueto, 23, San Jose, Calif.; Cpl. Joshua R. Dumaw, 23, Spokane Valley, Wash.; PFC Anthony T. Justesen, 22, Wilsonville, Ore.; PFC Russell E. Madden, 29, Dayton, Ky.; and 1SG Robert N. Barton, 35, Roxie, Miss.

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