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Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore remembered as great warrior, leader

“You won’t read or hear of a more beloved and dedicated officer and soldier than Lt. Gen. Moore,” said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. “He was a combat infantryman known for his courage, bravery and deep love for soldiers.


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Navy veteran who completed 744 marathons dies at age 96

Don McNelly was 86 when he completed his 700th marathon, eventually reaching his goal with marathon No. 744, the same number of his Navy destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. He started running marathons after a friend died of a heart attack.


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Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, Ia Drang battle commander, dies at 94

Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the commander at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965 that led him to co-author the book, “We Were Soldiers Once, and Young,” died Friday at his home in Auburn, Ala. He was 94.


Donald Tracey, Navy vet of Korean War and Boston-area engineer, dies at 84

Donald “Don” Tracey of Weymouth died on Friday of complications from a stroke after a long, hard-fought battle. He was 84.


Capt. John S. 'Jack' Slaughter, Naval Academy graduate in 1937, dies

Capt. John S. "Jack" Slaughter, a retired career naval officer who at his death was the last surviving member of the Naval Academy Class of 1937, died Feb.1 in Baltimore of complications from a fall. He was 103.


Pat Beard, former state rep and Vietnam vet exposed to Agent Orange, has died

Pat Beard, a former state representative from Cottage Grove, died Tuesday of complications related to exposure to Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War.


'Band of Brothers' veteran Edward Tipper dies in Colorado

Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 95.


Leonard Perroots, military intelligence director under Reagan, dies at 83

Leonard H. Perroots, an Air Force lieutenant general who directed the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1985 to 1988 and helped oversee efforts to locate Vietnam War servicemen who were still missing in action a decade after the conflict ended, died Jan. 29.


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Air Force vet Martha Williamson Frye known as trailblazer

Martha E. Williamson Frye of Latrobe died of cancer Sunday. She was 81. She spent the Korean War as a communication specialist with the Air Force until her marriage. But she never gave up the military lifestyle.


Funeral planned for WWII veteran, hero to Holocaust survivor

Elesio Lopez, a World War II and Korean War veteran, helped free Jewish people interned in the Dachau concentration camp in 1945.


Pearl Harbor Navy salvage diver dies at 103

Ken Hartle, a World War II Navy diver who had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103.


Charlie Liteky, who received and later relinquished Medal of Honor, dies at 85

Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.


Veteran fighter pilot Stillman Vaughan “Bud” Taylor, Jr. lived with 'true grit'

Maj. Stillman Vaughan “Bud” Taylor, Jr., a Texas Longhorns fan, master of crossword puzzles, golfer and proud Red River Rat, a member of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, died Jan. 8 from respiratory complications. He was 86.


Col. Charles R. Johnson, active veteran in NY Capital Region, dies

Retired Army Col. Charles R. Johnson, an active supporter of veterans and other causes and husband of the former head of Emma Willard School, Trudy Hall, died Thursday.


Air Force veteran of 3 wars, witness to atomic bomb dies

Air Force retired Lt. Col. John Hawkins Napier III, 91, died on December 27, 2016. He was a veteran of three wars and one of the last witnesses of the atomic bomb's destruction on Japan.