This Week: In Memoriam

8 years ago by David
(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the passings of former Florida Senator Paula Hawkins, banking executive and junk bond king Fred Joseph and actor and D-Day at Normandy veteran Richard Todd. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of five servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army PFC Michael A Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, MT

Navy PO3 David M Mudge, 22, of Sutherlin, OR

Army PFC Derrick D Gwaltney, 21, of Cape Coral, FL

Marine LCpl Jonathan A Taylor, 22, of Jacksonville, FL

Army SGT Kenneth R Nichols Jr, 28, of Chrisman, IL

According to iCasualties, this brings the total number of allied soldiers killed in Iraq to 4,685; in Afghanistan, 1,535. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists the deaths of 39 Iraqi civilians. Sadly, there is no site that I have found listing the civilian deaths in Afghanistan, but per Wikipedia, there were 1,013 civilian deaths in Afghanistan for the first six months of this year, and it is projected to top that number for the second half.

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