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Vietnam-era Medal of Honor recipient Joe Jackson dead at 95

Retired Air Force Col. Joe M. Jackson, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, a veteran of three wars and early U-2 pilot, died Saturday at the age of 95.


WWII bombardier dies in veterans home, aged 96

Maj. Richard Sherman spent 13 months in China as a bombardier and navigator with the 11th Bomb Squadron of the Army's 14th Air Force. He died Wednesday at the age of 96.


Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dies at 94 in New Mexico

A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico at age 94.


Cigar-smoking supercentenarian, WWII vet Richard Overton to rest among Texas notables

Richard Overton, who died Dec. 27 at age 112, will be laid to rest Saturday at the Texas State Cemetery where he will join the company of other notable figures of American military history.


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.


Tuskegee Airman John 'Captain Jack' Lyle dead at 98

World War II fighter pilot John Lyle died Saturday at his home on Chicago's South Side, his wife, Eunice, said Monday. She added that Lyle had been battling prostate cancer.


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Mission complete for Oregon WWII veteran

Clifford Moore, who died at age 99 on Dec. 29, kept his war experiences mostly to himself until July 2012, when he issued a five-page memoir about his time as a B-17 pilot, including his months in German captivity.


Harold Brown, Secretary of Defense during Carter administration, dies at 91

A onetime physics prodigy who earned a doctorate at 21, Harold Brown became the first scientist to head the Pentagon.


T. Moffat Burris, World War II paratrooper and death camp liberator, dies at 99

T. Moffatt Burriss, a former Columbia, S.C., area contractor, Republican state lawmaker and American World War II battlefield hero, died Friday. He was 99.


World War II veteran who just received Purple Heart dies

Family and officials say Francis Byrne, a World War II veteran in New Hampshire who recently received a Purple Heart amid his battle with bladder cancer, has died. He was 94.


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Richard Overton, nation's oldest man and WWII veteran, dies at 112

Richard Overton, the oldest-living veteran, was born on May 11, 1906, the same year as the first wireless radio broadcast and a year before Oklahoma became a state. He died Thursday at the age of 112.


John C. Culver, Marine veteran, congressman and senator from Iowa, dies at 86

John C. Culver, an Iowa Democrat who during 16 years in the House and Senate represented an agricultural and rural constituency with a voting record more often aligned with the ideology of northeastern urban liberals, died Dec. 26 at his home in Washington. He was 86.


Paul Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who championed the underdog, dies at 79

Paul Henderson, a former Stars and Stripes reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize at The Seattle Times for a series of meticulously researched stories that kept an innocent man from prison, has died. He was 79.


‘F Troop,’ ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’ star, Army vet Ken Berry dies at 85

The Illinois native was featured on popular TV series including “Rawhide,” “The Brady Bunch” and “The Love Boat,” and served in the Army special services under Sgt. Leonard Nimoy, a stint that helped parlay his entertaining the troops into a career in showbiz.


100-year-old bugler Albert Madden, who played taps at countless military funerals, is laid to rest

Albert Madden played taps countless times at military funerals. Friday afternoon, the solemn melody was played for him during a service at Massachusetts National Cemetery.