Robert Mowry was one of the last survivors of the USS Turner explosion in New York Harbor on Jan. 3, 1944 — a disaster that sent 136 men to their deaths and that has never been explained. The sailors are still listed as missing.
Driving deep into German-controlled territory in Austria, Army Sgt. Joseph Anzenberger's unit encountered desperate German soldiers in the waning days of World War II. For gallantry in action, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
David Bey was a heavyweight boxer from Philadelphia who lost his shot at the world title in a bout against Larry Holmes in 1985 in Las Vegas. Last week, Bey, 60, was fatally injured in a construction site accident in Camden.
Albert S. Zuidema, a World War II bomber pilot who survived the shooting down of his aircraft and the amputation of his left leg while in German custody, died July 3 in a hospital in a Falls Church, Virginia.
Vice Adm. Diego Hernandez, a decorated Navy officer who led 147 combat missions in Vietnam and commanded the U.S. Third Fleet in the late '80s, died Friday at 83 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his home in Miami Lakes, Florida.
Dawn Seymour, one of a select group of women pilots during World War II whose service earned her accolades including a place in the National Women's Hall of Fame, died peacefully Tuesday at her home in New York.
Ginyard was among the first black Marines who were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012. The group jumped at the chance to enlist after President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order in 1941 requiring the military to recruit African Americans.
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.