This Week: In Memoriam

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the passings of folk singer Mary Travers, former Carter press secretary Jody Powell, godfather of Neo-Conservatism Irving Kristol and actor Patrick Swayze. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of 14 servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army SGT Tyler A Juden, 23, of Winfield, KS

Army SFC Duane A Thornsbury, 30, of Bridgeport, WV

Army PFC Matthew M Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, IL

Army SSG Nekl B Allen, 29, of Rochester, NY

Army SPC Daniel L Cox, 23, of Parsons, KS

Air Force SSgt Bryan D Berky, 25, of Melrose, FL

Army SPC Demetrius L Void, 20, of Orangeburg, SC

Army 1LT David T Wright II, 26, of Moore, OK

Army SGT Andrew H McConnell, 24, of Carlisle, PA

Army SGT Robert D Gordon II, 22, of River Falls, AL

Army SFC Bradley S Bohle, 29, of Glen Burnie, MD

Army SFC Shawn P McCloskey, 33, of Peachtree City, GA

Army SSG Joshua M Mills, 24, of El Paso, TX

Army PFC Jeremiah J Monroe, 31, of Niskayuna, NY

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq is now 4,663, in Afghanistan, 1,404. During this same week, Iraq Body Count lists 73 Iraqi civilians killed. And in Afghanistan, commander of US forces, Gen. David Petraeus, acknowledges that violence has risen considerably--by as much as 60% over last year.


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