In which we honor the continuing sacrifices of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost.
May 26, 2013

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week notes the deaths of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan:

US Army PFC Cody J Towse, 21, Elk Ridge, UT
US Army SGT Eugene M Aguon, 23, Mangilao, Guam
US Army SPC Dwayne W Flores, 22, Sinajana, Guam

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,315.

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

Rock drummer Phil Buerstatte, 46
CT Supreme Court judge G. Sarsfield Ford, 79
Rock musician Ray Manzarek, 74
TN state politician Dick Barry, 87
French composer Henri Dutilleux, 97
Basketball player Flynn Robinson, 72
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Haynes Johnson, 81
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Marshall Lytle, 79
Jazz (and Tonight Show) drummer Ed Shaughnessy, 84
Radio broadcaster Gene Burns, 72

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