This Week marks the passings of actor Fess Parker, politician and environmentalist Stewart Udall, former Johnson aide and humorist Liz Carpenter and photojournalist Charles Moore. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of six servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Marine Cpl Jonathan D Porto, 26, of Largo, FL
Army PFC Erin L McLyman, 26, of Federal Way, WA
Army SFC Glen J Whetten, 31, of Mesa, AZ
Army SPC Steven J Bishop, 29, of Christiansburg, VA
Army SSG Richard J Jordan, 29, of Tyler, TX
Marine GySgt Robert L Gilbert II, 28, of Richfield, OH
According to iCasualties, this brings the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq to 4,704; in Afghanistan, 1,693. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 58 Iraqi civilians killed. Ironically, this week, news came that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been charged by the US government with reducing the number of Afghan civilian deaths, as the US/NATO forces have been accused of indiscriminate killing. But some question if he the right man for the job.