Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole was one of 80 members of the first U.S. strike against Japanese mainland targets in World War II, credited for bringing optimism of winning the war to the American people.
Nathan Kline, who survived scores of missions in a bomber during World War II, took part in some of that conflict’s biggest battles and came home to build a distinguished and happy civilian life, died Monday at age 95.
Jim Leavelle, a Pearl Harbor veteran and longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin as he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99.
Retired Col. Mark A. Smith, who wrote dozens of letters praised for their compassion and eloquence to the families of his Marine Reserve battalion during a deployment early in the Iraq War, was remembered this week as a “Marine’s Marine.”
Retired Firefighter Richard Driscoll, who died in New York Wednesday, became the 200th Fire Department member to die from inhaling the toxins swirling around the Twin Towers nearly 18 years ago, the FDNY said.
Retired Army Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian McCoy who was killed in Afghanistan in June was remembered Tuesday during a funeral service that drew family, friends and former military comrades.