Marine LCpl. Joseph R. Giese, 24, of Winder, Georgia. Died January 7, 201, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained when he stepped on and detonated a pressure-sensitive improvised explosive device while on foot patrol during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen (January 7, 1911 – December 22, 1995) was originally a dancer. At the age of the 28 McQueen first appeared as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, then continued as an actress in film in the 1940s, then moving to television acting in the 1950s.