In Memoriam

(h/t Heather)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the passings of five service members in Afghanistan.

US Navy PO1 Nicolas D Checque, 28, Monroeville, PA
US Army SSG Wesley R Williams, 25, New Carlisle, OH
US Army SSG Nelson D Trent, 37, Austin, TX
US Marines Sgt Michael J Guillory, 28, Pearl River, LA
US Army SSG Nicholas J Reid, 26, Rochester, NY

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,240.

In addition the names of the children and educators who lost their lives this week in the Sandy Hook shooting were released:

Charlotte Bacon, 6; Daniel Barden, 7; Rachel Davino, 29; Olivia Engel, 6; Josephine Gay, 7; Ana M Marquez-Greene, 6; Dylan Hockley, 6; Dawn Hocksprung, 47; Madeline F. Hsu, 6; Catherine V. Hubbard, 6; Chase Kowalski, 7; Jesse Lewis, 6; James Mattioli, 6; Grace McDonnell, 7; Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Emilie Parker, 6; Jack Pinto, 6; Noah Pozner, 6; Caroline Previdi, 6; Jessica Rekos, 6; Avielle Richman, 6; Lauren Russeau, 30; Mary Sherlach, 56; Victoria Soto, 27; Benjamin Wheeler, 6; Allison N Wyatt, 6.

And the following notable names lost their lives this week:

Creator of the bar code Norman Joseph Woodland, musician Ravi Shankar, Virginia State Senator William B Hopkins, former child actor Jack Hanlon, blues musician Eddie "Guitar" Burns and drummer Willie Ackerman.

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