Our weekly honoring the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost.
June 2, 2013

(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the deaths of service members, killed in Afghanistan:

US Army SPC Christopher R Drake, 20, Tickfaw, LA
US Army SSG Joe A Nunez Rodriguez, 29, Pasadena, TX

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,320.

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

Singer Clarence Burke, Jr., 62
Science fiction author Jack Vance, 96
NY state politician Caesar Trunzo, 87
Priest and author Andrew Greeley, 85
WA state politician Mike Carrell, 69
Singer/songwriter Jerry McGill, 73
Stormchaser Carl Young, 45
Stormchaser Tim Samaras, 55
Stormchaser Paul Samaras, 24
Actress Jean Stapleton, 90
Canadian politician and journalist Jane Purves, 63

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