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In Memoriam

Wherein we pause to honor the notable lives lost this week.
In Memoriam

For the second week in a row, the Pentagon has not released the names of any casualties in Afghanistan.

The total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan remains 3,397.

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

Author and WWII vet Edward Heffron, 90
Actor Christopher Evan Welch, 48
Political consultant Joseph Napolitan, 84
Television host Bill Beckwith, 38
MS state politician William Allain, 85
Salesman Bill Porter, 81
Actor Barry Jackson, 75
South African anti-apartheid activist and politician Nelson Mandela, 95

For your benefit, our friend Gordon Skene has audio of Nelson Mandela's inaugural address here.

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