[media id=11553] (h/t Heather at VideoCafe) ABC's This Week marks the passings of singer Teddy Pendergrass, Frank family friend Miep Gies, photograph
January 17, 2010

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

ABC's This Week marks the passings of singer Teddy Pendergrass, Frank family friend Miep Gies, photographer Dennis Stock and Boehner Chief of Staff Paula Nowakowski. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of 12 servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army SFC Jason O B Hickman, 35, of Kingsport, TN

Marine LCpl Mark D Juarez, 23, of San Antonio, TX

Marine LCpl Jacob A Meinert, 20, of Fort Atkinson, WI

Army PFC Michael R Jarrett, 20, of North Platte, NE

Marine SSgt Matthew N Ingham, 25, of Altoona, PA

Marine Cpl Jamie R Lowe, 21, of Johnsonville, IL

Marine Cpl Nicholas K Uzenski, 21, of Tomball, TX

Army SPC Kyle J Wright, 22, of Romeoville, IL

Marine Sgt Christopher R Hrbek, 25, of Westwood, NJ

Army SGT Lucas T Beachnaw, 23, of Lowell, MI

Army SSG Daniel D Merriweather, 25, of Collierville TN

Army PFC Geoffrey A Whitsitt, 21, of Taylors, SC

This brings the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq to 4,691; in Afghanistan, 1,594. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 39 Iraqi civilians killed. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, both the US and the UN are claiming that most of the civilian casualties are being caused by the Taliban.

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