July 18, 2010

(h/t David at VideoCafe)

This Week marks the passings of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, comic book author Harvey Pekar, Medal of Honor recipient Vernon J Baker. In addition, the Pentagon released the names of nineteen servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US Army PFC Anthony W Simmons, 25, Tallahassee, FL
US Army SGT Robert W Crow, 42, Kansas City, MO
US Army SPC Joseph W Dimock II, 21, Wildwood, IL
US Army SGT Donald R Edgerton, 33, Murphy, NC
US Army SSG Jesse W Ainsworth, 24, Dayton, TX
US Marines SSgt Christopher J Antonik, 29, Crystal Lake, IL
US Marines LCpl Daniel G Raney, 21, Pleasant View, TN
US Marines LCpl Tyler A Roads, 20, Burney, CA
US Army SPC Carlos J Negron, 40, Fort Myers, FL
US Army SPC Nathaniel D Garvin, 20, Radcliff, KY
US Army SSG Shaun M Mittler, 32, Austin, TX
US Army SPC Christopher J Moon, 20, Tucson, AZ
US Army 1LT Christopher S Goeke, 23, Minnesota
US Army SSG Christopher T Stout, 34, Worthville, KY
US Army SSG Sheldon L Tate, 27, Hinesville, GA
US Army SPC Chase Stanley, 21, Napa, CA
US Army SPC Jesse D Reed, 26, Orefield, PA

According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Iraq is 4,730; in Afghanistan, 1,946, of which, 150 were Canadians. During this same period, Iraq Body Count lists 52 Iraqi civilian casualties.

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