This Week with Christiane Amanpour marks the passings of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny, Cuban activist Laura Pollán and computer scientist and developer Dennis Ritchie. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of seven service
October 16, 2011

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This Week with Christiane Amanpour marks the passings of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny, Cuban activist Laura Pollán and computer scientist and developer Dennis Ritchie. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of seven service members killed in Afghanistan.

US Army SPC Ricardo Cerros Jr, 24, Salinas, CA
US Army CPT Joshua S Lawrence, 29, Nashville, TN
US Army CPT Drew E Russell, 25, Scotts, MI
US Army CWO James B Wilke, 38, Ione, CA
US Army SSG Nathan L Wyrick, 34, Enumclaw, WA
US Marines LCpl Scott D Harper, 21, Winston, GA
US Army SSG Robert B Cowdrey, 39, Atwater, OH

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq is 4,796; in Afghanistan, 2,766. During this same period, Iraq Body Count enumerates 101 Iraqi civilians killed (for a total of 187 so far this month).

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