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Obituaries

Former Tuskegee Airman Frank Macon dies at 97

Frank Macon died Sunday night at his home in Colorado Springs. He was 97.


Former Army linebacker Lyle Weaver is remembered as a fierce competitor

Former Army linebacker Lyle Weaver, who stood out in the Hula Bowl his senior year and had a tryout with the New York Jets, lost his fight with cancer Thursday at the age of 42.


Army veteran and former Iowa U.S. Sen. Roger Jepsen has died

While in Congress from 1979 to 1985, Jepsen led the Joint Economic Committee of Congress and served on the Armed Services and Agriculture committees, according to the Quad-City Times.


Rock 'n' roll photographer and Army intel veteran Baron Wolman dies

Baron Wolman, renowned for his photographic images of rock stars, 1960s icons, boxers, groupies and cultural events including Woodstock, died Monday at age 83.


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Max W. Daniels, Montford Point Marine who received Congressional Gold Medal, dies at 103

Max W. Daniels, 103, of Lake Como, Pa., a member of the first Black recruits known as the Montford Point Marines, died Sunday at a nursing home in Wall Township, N.J.


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Ohio Marine veteran, three-time Purple Heart recipient, dies at 72

LaFayette Antonio Bronston, a staff sergeant in the Marines, was awarded three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star during his three Vietnam tours


Charles 'Chuck’ Reiner, World War II veteran and longtime VA volunteer, dies at 100

Charles “Chuck” Reiner, a World War II veteran who worked at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse for 25 years and volunteered there even longer, died Thursday at age 100.


Medal of Honor recipient Ronald Shurer laid to rest at Arlington

Former Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer earned the nation's highest military honor in 2018. He died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer on May 14 at the age of 41.


Michigan State, Patriots great Tom Yewcic dies at 88

Tom Yewcic, an Army veteran, played quarterback and punted for the then-Boston Patriots, and was a catcher for the Detroit Tigers during his brief major league career.


Retired Maj. Gen. James Blaney, former Wisconsin National Guard leader, dies at 82

A former leader of the Wisconsin National Guard, retired Maj. Gen. James Blaney, died Sunday, the Guard said. He was 82.


23rd Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Carlisle Trost is remembered for integrity, love of family

Adm. Carlisle Trost, who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1986 to 1990, died Sept. 29 at the age of 90 of complications from a fall.


Army veteran Austin 'Babe' Monsanto leaves a legacy of community service

Austin "Babe" Monsanto, an Army veteran who President Dwight Eisenhower named as the first Virgin Islander to be a National Park ranger, died Saturday at the age of 94.



Edward C. Meyer, general who revamped post-Vietnam ‘hollow Army,’ dies at 91

Edward C. Meyer, a four-star general who, as the Army chief of staff from 1979 to 1983, led an effort to restructure what he called a “hollow Army” in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, died Oct. 13 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.


Patrick Tadina, Vietnam War's longest continuously serving Ranger, dies at 77

A 30-year Army veteran who was the longest continuously serving Ranger in Vietnam and one of the war’s most decorated enlisted soldiers has died.