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This Week: In Memoriam

[media id=12616] (h/t David at VideoCafe) This Week marks the passings of civil rights activist Dorothy Height, Kennedy/Johnson Cabinet member Willar

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This Week marks the passings of civil rights activist Dorothy Height, Kennedy/Johnson Cabinet member Willard Wirtz, film editor Dede Allen, former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. In addition, the Pentagon has released the names of six soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US Army SGT Randolph A Sigley, 28, Richmond, KY

US Army SGT Michael K Ingram Jr, 23, Monroe, MI

US Army SSG James R Patton, 23, Fort Benning, GA

US Army PFC Charlie C Antonio, 28, Kahului, HI

US Army SGT Robert J Barrett, 20, Fall River, MA

US Army CSM John K Laborde, 53, Waterloo, IA

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied servicemembers killed in Iraq is 4,711; in Afghanistan, 1,736. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 46 Iraqi civilians killed. In Afghanistan, reports of a mass epidemic among Afghan schoolgirls appears to be the result of poisoning, the act of some as yet unnamed militants to warn the schoolgirls against attempting to be educated and hundreds of Afghans gathered in the Logar province to protest the civilian deaths at the hands of NATO troops.

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