Opinion: Obituaries

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From the U.S. Dept. of Defense via

No U.S. soldiers' lives were reported lost in battle in Operation Enduring Freedom, April 5-11. Remember the families of all U.S. soldiers lost or injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the civilians lost in violence around the world.

From the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Chicago Police Dept., and the Chicago Breaking News Center, by way of Chicago Tribune's RedEye, Thursday edition:

In the city of Chicago, the following people were killed by violence, April 5-9:  

Michael Flournoy, 16; Jordan Harris, 24; Darnall Gordon, 36; and Mario Hess, 33. Please keep their families and others touched by violence in our prayers.   

The following list from the detention center is sent by the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants:

Remember the 20 immigrant detainees at the McHenry County Jail, the regional detention center, as of April 8. They are from Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and Nigeria. May the outcomes be positive for all of the detainees and their families.           

Submitted each week by Mary Marling, Elizabeth Scanlon, and Kathleen Clark of the Unity Temple Unitarian/Universalist congregation where the names are read aloud at Sunday services.               

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