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In Memoriam

In which we pause to honor the continuing sacrifice of our troops in the Middle East as well as notable lives lost.

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanpoulos notes the death of one service member in Afghanistan.

US Army SSG Alex A Viola, 29, Keller, TX

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

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

Screenwriter Syd Field, 77
AAGPBL All Star Mary Nesbitt Wisham, 88
Football player Frank Chamberlin, 35
Football player Thomas Howard, 30
LA state politician Mike Cross, 69
Philanthropist Diane Disney Miller, 79
Choreographer Marc Breaux, 89
Psychic Sylvia Browne, 77
Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, 63
Writer Herbert Mitgang, 93
Author and journalist John Egerton, 78

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