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.
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.