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In Memoriam

In which we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East
7 years ago by David

(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the death of one soldier in Afghanistan:

US Army SSG Richard L Vazquez, 28, Seguin, TX

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,397.

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

Character actor Shirley Mitchell, 94
Iranian rock musician Arash Farazmand, 28
Iranian rock musician Soroush Farazmand, 27
Character actor Al Ruscio, 89
NH politician Raymond Burton, 74
WWII codebreaker Mavis Batey, 92
Football player Todd Christensen, 57
Civil rights leader T.J. Jemison, 95
Literary scholar Louis D. Rubin, Jr, 89
Nobel laureate novelist Doris Lessing, 94

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