This Week marks the passings of legendary singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne, former Congressman Ike Andrews and Ziegfield Follies dancer Doris E. Travis. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of eleven service members in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US Army SSG Esau S A Gonzales, 30, White Deer, TX
US Marines LCpl Joshua M Davis, 19, Perry, IA
US Marines LCpl Christopher Rangel, 22, San Antonio, TX
US Army CPT Kyle A Comfort, 27, Jacksonville, AL
US Marines Cpl Kurt S Shea, 21, Frederick, MD
US Army SPC Jeremy L Brown, 20, McMinnville, TN
US Marines Cpl Jeffery W Johnson, 21, Tomball, TX
US Marines Sgt Kenneth B May, Jr, 26, Kilgore, TX
US Marines Sgt Donald J Lamar II, 23, Fredericksburg, VA
US Marines Sgt Joshua D Desforges, 23, Ludlow, MA
US Army SPC Denis D Kisseloff, 45, Saint Charles, MO
According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq is 4,715; in Afghanistan, 1,764. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 40 Iraqi civilian deaths. Al Jazeera reports that between 9 and 15 Afghan civilians were killed in a NATO attack this week, spurring a protest that resulted in one of the protesters being shot by police. In our undeclared war in Pakistan, drone strikes have reportedly killed 15 militants.