This Week with Christiane Amanpour marks the passings of actor Jeff Conaway, WNBA player Margo Dydek and poet and activist Gil Scott-Heron. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of nine service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US Army SFC Clifford E Beattie, 37, Medical Lake, WA
US Army PFC Ramon Mora Jr, 19, Ontario, CA
US Army SSG Kristofferson B Lorenzo, 33, Chula Vista, CA
US Army PFC William S Blevins, 21, Sardinia, OH
US Army PVT Andrew M Krippner, 20, Garland, TX
US Army PVT Thomas C Allers, Plainwell, MI
US Army CWO Christopher R Thibodeau, 28, Chesterland, OH
US Air Force SSgt Joseph J Hamski, 28, Ottumwa, IA
US Air Force TSgt Kristoffer M Solesbee, 32, Citrus Heights, CA
According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq is 4,772; in Afghanistan, 2,491, of which 156 are Canadian. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 73 Iraq civilians killed.
As this is Memorial Day weekend, to honor the sacrifice these American service members have made, to date, 4,454 Americans service members have died in Iraq, 1,595 in Afghanistan. Their names are available here, courtesy of Washington Post's Faces of the Fallen Project.