In Memoriam: Lives of Note, January-April 2007

"I don't want to die. But, I don't want to live in an America where the president sees me as the enemy. I can face dying because of a disease, but not because of politics."

Ernest Gallo, 97 -- Co-founder of E & J Gallo Winery, which produces one out of every four bottles of wine sold in the United States.

Sen. Thomas Eagleton, 77 -- Former Democratic U.S. Senator from Missouri for nearly two decades who helped pass legislation that effectively ended the Vietnam War. A vice presidential candidate for 18 days, Eagleton was forced to step down after revelations of mental illness.

THIS WEEK, THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF 27 SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN IRAQ.

Army SSG Karl O Soto-Pinedo, 22, of San Juan, P.R.

Army PVT Wesley J Williams, 23, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Marine SSgt Dustin M Gould, 28, of Longmont, Colo.

Army SSG Paul M Latourney, 28, of Roselle, Ill.

Army SPC Luis O Rodriguez-Contrera, 22, of Allentown, Pa.

Navy LCDR Morgan C Tulang, 36, of Hilo, Hawaii

Navy HN Lucas WA Emch, 21, of Kent, Ohio

Army SPC Christopher D Young, 20, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Marine LCpl Raul S Bravo, 21, of Elko, Nev.

Army SGT Brandon A Parr, 25, of West Valley, Utah

Army SGT Michael C Peek, 23, of Chesapeake, Va.

Army SGT Ashly L Moyer, 21, of Emmaus, Pa.

Army SPC Blake Harris, 22, of Pueblo, Colo.

Army SPC Ryan D Russell, 20, of Elm City, N.C.

Army PVT Barry W Mayo, 21, of Ecru, Miss.

Army SSG Darrel D Kasson, 43, of Florence, Ariz.

Army PVT Mark W Graham, 22, of Lafayette, La.

Army SSG Justin M Estes, 25, of Sims, Ariz.

Army SSG Robert M Stanley, 27, of Spotsylvania, Va.

Army SGT Andrew C Perkins, 27, of Northglenn, Colo.

Army SPC Ryan M Bell, 21, of Colville, Wash.

Army SPC Justin A Rollins, 22, of Newport, N.H.

Army PFC Cory C Kosters, 19, of The Woodlands, Texas

Army SSG Christopher R Webb, 28, of Winchester, Calif.

Army SPC Shawn P Rankinen, 28, of Independence, Mo.

Army SPC Michael D Rivera, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Marine LCpl Dennis J Veater, 20, of Jessup, Pa.

March 4, 2007

Arthur Schlesinger Jr., 89 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Among the most prominent historians of his time, he also served as an aide to President Kennedy.

"The great threats to the U.S. are self righteousness and complacency, and I think we have to examine ourselves and do our damnedest to live up to our best standards."

Herman Brix, 100 -- Olympian and actor who parlayed his 1928 Olympic medal into an accomplished film career.

Evelyn Munro, 92 -- Union activist who fought to improve working conditions for sharecroppers in the 1930s.

"I wanted to learn what it would really be like to be a socialist, and what it would be like to do work with the poorest people in the United States."

THIS WEEK, THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF 13 SOLDIERS AND MARINES KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

Army SSG Joshua R Hager, 29, of Broomfield, Colo.

Army PFC Travis W Buford, 23, of Galveston, Texas

Army PFC Rowan D Walter, 25, of Winnetka, Calif.

Army SGT Jeremy D Barnett, 27, of Mineral City, Ohio

Army SPC Ethan J Biggers, 22, of Beavercreek, Ohio

Marine LCpl Anthony Aguirre, 20, of Channelview, Texas

Army SSG William J Beardsley, 25, of Coon Rapids, Minn.

Army PFC Daniel Zizumbo, 27, of Chicago, Ill.

Marine Sgt Chad M Allen, 25, of Maple Lake, Minn.

Marine PFC Bufford K Van Slyke, 22, of Bay City, Mich.

Army SGT Richard A Soukenka, 30, of Oceanside, Calif.

Army CPL Lorne E Henry, Jr, 21, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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