Our weekly post acknowledging the notable names who lost their lives this week and honoring those service members who continue to sacrifice themselves in the Middle East.
April 7, 2013

(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the 45th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors the two service members killed in Afghanistan this week:

US Army CWO Curtis S Reagan, 43, Summerville, SC
US Air Force Capt James Michael Steel, 29, Tampa, FL

It was also reported today that diplomat Anne Smedinghoff was killed in Afghanistan, along with five others.

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,279.

In addition, the following notable names passed away this week:

Attorney William H Ginsburg, 70
Reality television star Shain Gandee, 21
Supercentenarian Maria Redaelli, 113
Actor Milo O'Shea, 86
Co-founder of The Muppets Jane Henson, 78
Novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, 85
Comic book artist and editor Carmine Infantino, 87
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, 70
Author and former head of GWB's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives David Kuo, 44
Son of Pastor Rick Warren Matthew Warren, 27
Former AC/DC bassist Neil Smith, 59
Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, 81

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