Where we take a moment to acknowledge the ongoing cost of our invasion and occupation in Afghanistan as well as notable lives lost.
April 14, 2013

(h/t David at VideoCafe)

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

US Army SSG Christopher M Ward, 24, Oak Ridge, TN
US Army SPC Wilbel A Robles-Santa, 25, Juncos, PR
US Army SPC Delfin M Santos Jr, 24, San Jose, CA

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,281.

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

Documentarian Les Blank, 77
Music producer Andy Johns, 62
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 87
California state politician William Royer, 92
Singer/Actress Annette Funicello, 70
Nobel Laureate Sir Robert Edwards, 87
Blues musician Jimmy Dawkins, 76
Actor/comedian Jonathan Winters, 87
Chess Grandmaster Robert Byrne, 84

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.