Joseph A. Wapner, a retired California judge whose flinty-folksy style of resolving disputes on the show "The People's Court" helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with no-nonsense jurists and often clueless litigants, died Feb. 26 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97.
William F. “Bud” Liebenow, who captained the PT boat that rescued John F. Kennedy after a Japanese destroyer sank the future president’s PT-109, died Friday, Feb. 24, at his home in Mount Airy. He was 97.
“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.
For Robert O. Allen, who grew up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, joining the Army during World War II and volunteering to be a paratrooper to make extra money was a deal he could not pass it up. It was a choice, however, that changed his life.
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.
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.
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.
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.