October 25, 2009

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the passings of comedian Soupy Sales, former Wyoming governor and senator Clifford P. Hansen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Nelson and TV theme songwriter Vic Mizzy. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of 12 servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army SGT Christopher M Rudzinski, 28, of Rantoul, IL

Army SSG Chris N Staats, 32, of Fredericksburg, TX

Army SPC Anthony G Green, 28, of Matthews, NC

Army SSG Glen H Stivison, Jr, 34, of Blairsville, PA

Army SPC Jesus O Flores, Jr, 28, of La Mirada, CA

Army SPC Daniel C Lawson, 33, of Deerfield Beach, FL

Army PFC Brandon M Styer, 19, of Lancaster, PA

Army PFC Daniel J Rivera, 22, of Rochester, NY

Army SPC Michael A Dahl Jr, 23, of Moreno Valley, CA

Marine LCpl David R Baker, 22, of Painesville, OH

Army SSG Bradley Espinoza, 26, of Mission, TX

Army SPC Kyle A Coumas, 22, of Lockeford, CA

This brings the total number of allied killed in Iraq to 4,669; in Afghanistan, 1,469. During this same week, Iraq Body Count lists 74 Iraqi civilians killed. That does not include the more than 132 people killed in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad today. In Afghanistan, escalating violence along the Pakistan border has claimed the lives of more than 200.

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