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Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

George Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. It became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.


W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist and Army veteran, dead at age 89

W.E.B. Griffin's books sold millions of copies. His many popular series included "Badge of Honor," ''Clandestine Operations" and "Presidential Agent."


Former Army Secretary John Marsh laid to rest in Virginia

Former Secretary of the Army John Marsh Jr. was laid to rest Friday at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia where he developed a love for history and the military.


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Well-known Vietnam veteran Claude Crawford from Louisiana passes

Claude Crawford, a well-respected Vietnam War veteran and a longtime and popular resident of Plaquemine, Louisiana passed away quietly at his home on Friday, Jan. 25. He was 69.


Veteran with no next-of-kin gets 'proper send-off' from military family

Hundreds braved the weather at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., to pay tribute to Airman 2nd Class Craig Ross Price, who died without living family.


Marcelite Harris, the first African-American woman to serve as a two-star general, is buried at Arlington

At the time of her retirement in 1997, Marcelite Harris was the highest-ranking African-American woman in the U.S. military, according to the Air Force.


Walter Jones, 'freedom fries' congressman who became Iraq War critic, dies at 76

Walter B. Jones Jr., a North Carolina congressman who so enthusiastically supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq that he argued for the french fries served in House cafeterias to be called "freedom fries" in a jab at the war-opposing French — but who later underwent a dramatic change of heart and criticized the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday.


Veteran who fought in WWII's Battle of the Bulge dies at 101

Frank Soliwoda, a World War II Army veteran who went ashore at Normandy to fight the Nazis, survived the brutal Battle of the Bulge six months later, and eventually rose to the rank of first sergeant, died Friday at a New York nursing home. He was 101.


Yukio Kawamoto, Japanese American WWII soldier whose parents were interned, dies at 99

Yukio Kawamoto, a Japanese American who served as a U.S. Army combat intelligence specialist and interpreter in the Pacific during World War II, even as his parents were interned in a detention camp for ethnic Japanese living in America, died Jan. 7 at his home in Springfield, Va. He was 99.


Navy captain integral in saving Naval Submarine Base New London dies

Capt. Frank O'Beirne's 30-year career in the U.S. Navy spanned "command of the George Washington Carver (SSBN 656), command of the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, and leadership of the Trident and Tomahawk missile programs in the Pentagon."


Former Rep. Dingell, US's longest-serving lawmaker and Army vet, dies

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.


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Saints fan 'determined not to watch Super Bowl' dies before kickoff

Army veteran Henry A. Jaume Sr., a Saints fan who "determined not to watch Super Bowl LIII" got his wish and died hours before kickoff, according to his obituary published this week in The New Orleans Advocate.


'She was an original': Rosemary Mariner, groundbreaking Navy aviator, dies at 65

Mariner was the first woman in the military to command an operational air squadron and one of the first eight women chosen to fly Navy aircraft.


Tattooed remains found in 2015 in Chicago identified as missing Navy veteran

Although Arlene Candace Rogers hadn't heard from her brother Michael for several years, she still hoped that he might call one day or knock on the door of her Akron home.


John J. Darnaby Jr., decorated Iwo Jima battle veteran and schoolteacher, dies

John J. “Jim” Darnaby Jr. was awarded the Bronze Star for running forward 75 yards under heavy Japanese machine gun, rifle and grenade fire on Iwo Jima to rescue a wounded Marine and help carry him back to U.S. lines.