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In Memoriam

Our weekly post honoring the lives sacrificed in the Middle East as well as notable names who left us.

8 years ago by David
(h/t David of VideoCafe)

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

US Army CWO Matthew P Ruffner, 34, Tafford, PA
US Army CWO Jarrett M Yoder, 26, Mohnton, PA

According to iCasualties, the total number of service members who have died in Afghanistan is now 3,281.

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

Congressman Charlie Wilson, 70
Mormon Leader H. Burke Peterson, 89
Actor Richard LeParmentier, 66
Broadcaster Pat Summerall, 82
Graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, 69
ND state politician Robert W. Peterson, 84
Musician Cordell Mosson, 60
NY state politician Estella Diggs, 96
USA Today founder Al Neuharth, 89
Award-winning author E. L. Konigsburg, 83

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