[media id=9674] (h/t Heather at VideoCafe) This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the passings of Hall of Fame songwriter Ellie Greenwich, educat
August 30, 2009

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the passings of Hall of Fame songwriter Ellie Greenwich, educator and test prep pioneer Stanley Kaplan and producer/writer Dominick Dunne. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of 15 servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Army SGT Matthew L Ingram, 25, of Pearl, MS

Army SPC Troy O Tom, 21, of Shiprock, NM

Army PFC Jonathan C Yanney, 20, of Litchfield, MN

Army SSG Andrew T Lobosco, 29, of Somerville, NJ

Army 2LT Joseph D Fortin, 22, of St Johnsbury, VT

Army CPL Darby T Morin, 25, of Victoria, Canada

Marine LCpl Donald J Hogan, 20, of San Clemente, CA

Army CPT John L Hallett III, 30, of CA

Army CPT Cory J Jenkins, 30, of Arizona

Army SFC Ronald W Sawyer, 38, of Trenton, MO

Army PFC Dennis M Williams, 24, of Federal Way, WA

Army PFC Matthew E Wildes, 18, of Hammond, LA

Army SSG Kurt R Curtiss, 27, of Murray, UT

Army SGT Earl D Werner, 38, of Mondovi, WI

Army PVT Taylor D Marks, 19, of Monmouth, OR

Per iCasualties, the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq now totals 4,654; in Afghanistan, 1,347. The month of August has turned out to be the deadliest month for the American military in the eight year Afghan conflict and will definitely be cited in the coming protests against an anticipated "surge" in military personnel in Afghanistan. During this past week, Iraq Body Count lists 68 Iraqi civilian casualties.

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