Our weekly post honoring the continuing sacrifice by our military in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost.
May 5, 2013

(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the deaths of seven service members in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

US Air Force Capt Brandon L Cyr, 28, Woodbridge, VA
US Air Force Capt Reid K Nishizuka, 30, Kailua, HI
US Air Force SSgt Richard A Dickson, 24, Rancho Cordova, CA
US Air Force SSgt Daniel N Fannin, 30, Morehead, KY
US Army SSG Michael H Simpson, 30, San Antonio, TX
US Army SPC Trinidad Santiago Jr, 25, San Diego, CA
US Army PFC Charles P McClure, 21, Stratford, OK

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,299.

Reports out this week are out proclaiming last month as the "deadliest" month in Iraq since 2008.

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

Olympian Marianna Zachariadi, 23
Science fiction author Andrew J. Offutt, 78
Screenwriter and director Mike Gray, 77
Singer and actress Deanna Durbin, 91
Country musician Tim Hensley, 50
Rapper Chris Kelly, 34
ID state politician Ruby Stone, 89
Artist Charles Banks Wilson, 94
NC state politician James E. Ramsey, 81
Rock musician Jeff Hanneman, 49
IN state politician Otis R. Bowen, 95

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