Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90.
Growing up during the Great Depression and the youngest of 10 children, Harold "Scotty" McGraw learned one lesson quick: Never be late for dinner. McGraw served on board the USS Palawan in the South Pacific. His son laughed that his father never wanted to take a cruise after serving in the Navy.
After he left for a hike, Jeremiah Adams, a Navy sailor stationed in Washington state, was reported missing. His body was found Saturday after nearly a week-long search at the bottom of an embankment in the vast Olympic National Forest.
Every year on the anniversary — including this past December — retired Air Force Col. Andrew Kowalski dutifully returned to the air base, one of the sites devastated in the Japanese attack that catapulted America into World War II.
Cornelius Dunn fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He served in many roles — infantryman, mine prober, machine gunner and patrol leader — while in countries throughout Europe and Asia. He was 94.
Daniel Akaka, a liberal Democrat from Hawaii who served in both houses of Congress and quietly devoted himself to looking after the interests of his home islands during more than 35 years on Capitol Hill, died April 6 in Honolulu. He was 93.
Army veteran Robert Locklayer was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia after serving in Vietnam. "He served his country ... and was one of the walking wounded," his brother Hillman said. "He really never left Vietnam, but now he's free.
In 1960, Dr. Jacques Berlin entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign in public health and was assigned to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. He was involved in planning early mosquito control efforts in Florida and performed health inspections on naval vessels in the southeastern United States and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Army veteran Louis Loftus served two tours in Afghanistan and was strongly affected by his experiences there. He was featured on national television several times talking about his service. His struggle with PTSD was also documented.
Gary Burden, a Marine Corps veteran, came relatively late to rock and roll. He was working as a bowtie-clad architect in the late 1960s when a client — Cass Elliot, singer "Mama Cass" of the Mamas & the Papas — suggested he stop renovating houses and start designing album covers.
Florence “Shutsy” Reynolds, the first woman to receive a pilot's license at Connellsville, Pa. Airport and was one of 1,102 women who served in the Women's Air Force Service Pilots during World War II, died Thursday at home.