A 19-year-old who died in the Korean War and an 18-year-old who perished on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, are among five identifications announced Friday by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency for return to family.
Arthur J. Jackson, who singlehandedly destroyed a dozen enemy pillboxes and killed 50 Japanese soldiers during a fierce battle on the Pacific island of Peleliu, died Wednesday at the Boise VA Medical Center.
Samuel V. Wilson, a retired Army lieutenant general who led the Defense Intelligence Agency in the mid-1970s, encouraging intelligence officers to be more "Sherlock Holmes" than "James Bond," died June 10 at his home in Rice, Va. He was 93.
Retired Master Sgt. Wilburn K. Ross served in the Army's storied 3rd Infantry Division during World War II and saw combat in Morocco and Italy, where he was wounded by shrapnel in 1943. He received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly fighting back eight German counterattacks during a battle in France.
Edward Yamasaki, author of “And Then There Were Eight,” a story about Japanese-Americans rescuing 211 Texas soldiers surrounded by Germans, died April 27 in a hospital in Nagasaki, Japan, after suffering a stroke. He was 92.
Julia Hamblet, a retired colonel who was instrumental in integrating women into the regular Marine Corps in the late 1940s and became the longest-serving director of the women’s branch of the Marines, died April 17 at a retirement community in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was 100.
The military became a 30-year career for that took Col. Richard J. Kattar on two tours in Vietnam, as a chief negotiator in Berlin during the Cold War and to Fort Devens in Massachusetts, where he served as commander.
In 1995, he became the first service member from northwest Ohio to be inducted into the Ohio National Guard Military Hall of Fame. He served in each Army rank, from private through field-grade officer and a general officer-of-the-line, during his military career.
Don Rickles, the irrepressible master of the comic insult whose humor was a fast-paced, high-volume litany of mockery in which members of his audience were the (usually) willing victims of his verbal assaults, died April 6 at his home Los Angeles. The U.S. Navy veteran of the World War II Pacific theater was 90.