This Week: In Memoriam

5 years ago by David

(h/t Dave at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the passings of the twelve victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting:

Navy PO3 John T Larimer, 27
Alex M Sullivan, 27
Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32
Matthew McQuinn, 27
Alexander C Teves, 24
Jonathan T Blunk, 26
Jessica N Ghawi, 24
Micayla C Medek, 23
Gordon W Cowden, 52
Alexander J Boik, 18
SSgt Jesse E Childress, 29
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6

In addition, nine service members were killed in Afghanistan.

US Army Sgt Michael E Ristau, 25, Rockford, IL
US Army SSG Carl E Hammar, 24, Lake Havasu City, AZ
US Army Sgt Erik N May, 26, Independence, KS
US Army SPC Sergio E Perez Jr, 21, Crown Point, IN
US Army SPC Nicholas A Taylor, 20, Berne, IN
US Army Sgt Daniel A Rodriguez, 28, Baltimore, MD
US Army Sgt José J Reyes, 24, San Lorenzo, PR
US Marines Cpl Joshua R Ashley, 23, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
US Army SPC Krystal M Fitts, 26, Houston, TX

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3,100.

In addition, the following notable names lost their lives this week:
Actress Celeste Holm, country singer Kitty Wells, motivational writer Stephen Covey, television producer and director William Asher, state representative William L Wainwright, rapper Ramona Parker, Syrian politicians Dawoud Rajiha, Assef Shawkat and Hasan Turkmani, restauranteur Sylvia Woods, comedian and writer Tom Davis, state representative Gene Stipe, and journalist Alexander Cockburn.


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