April 11, 2010

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week marks the passings of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, actress Dixie Carter, former Soviet Ambassador to the US Anatoly Dobrynin and former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of ten servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US Air Force Lt Miroslav Zilberman, 31, Columbus, OH

US Marines LCpl Tyler O Griffin, 19, Voluntown, CT

US Marines Sgt Frank J World, 25, Buffalo, NY

US Army SSG Scott W Brunkhorst, 25, Fayetteville, NC

US Marines LCpl Curtis M Swenson, 20, Rochester MN

US Army SGT Kurt E Kruize, 35, Hancock, MN

US Air Force Maj Randell D Voas, 43, Lakeville, MN

US Air Force SMSgt James B Lackey, 45, Green Clove Springs, FL

US Army 1LT Robert W Collins, 24, Tyrone, GA

US Army PFC William A Blount, 21, Petal MS

According to iCasualties, this brings the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq to 4,708; in Afghanistan, 1,721. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 91 Iraqi civilians killed.

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