Every Sunday, Nicole Belle at the blog Crooks and Liars posts "This Week: In Memoriam," noting the passing of public figures....and, more importantly, the week's casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We lost 7 service members last week:
Army SPC Alan N Dikcis, 21, of Niagara Falls, NY
Army SGT Aaron M Arthur, 25, of Lake City, SC
Army SPC Lakeshia M Bailey, 23, of Columbus, GA
Army PVT Nicholas S Cook, 19, of Hungry Horse, MT
Army SGT Jonathan J Richardson, 24, of Bald Knob, AR
Army PFC Jason M Kropat, 25, of White Lake, NY
Marine LCpl Garrett W Gamble, 20, of Sugarland, TX
Our quest for UltraRunning perfection--which, after all, is pretty much a leisure pursuit we undertake voluntarily--pales in light of the fact that none of these folks will ever run another step. Here's hoping that their remaining family members can achieve some peace in their loss.