Merrill’s Marauders veteran and Ranger Hall of Fame inductee dies at age 97
Robert E. Passanisi, who as a 17-year-old doctored his birth certificate in 1942 so that he could join the Army and ended up in Burma as one of Merrill’s Marauders, died on Tuesday at his home in Lindenhurst, N.Y. He was 97.
‘Committed to his country’: Alabama World War II veteran George Mills dies at 100
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. George Flavious Mills, a lifelong Decatur resident, a World War II veteran and prisoner of war, and a tireless community volunteer, died early Sunday. He was 100.
North Dakota World War II veterans, brothers, die hours apart
Anton "Tony" Hatzenbuhler, 100, died April 18. His brother Mathias "Matt" Hatzenbuhler, 96, died a few hours later on April 19. They will be buried at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
Korean War hero who pushed for memorial’s Wall of Remembrance dies at 96
Retired Army Col. William Weber was among those who lobbied for the construction of the Wall of Remembrance that includes the names of thousands of Americans and Koreans who died during the Korean War.
John Bushnell, US diplomat in Latin America, dies at 88
John A. Bushnell, a career Foreign Service officer who played a prominent diplomatic role during the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama that ousted strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega, died March 19 at a hospital in Leesburg, Va. He was 88.
Former Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott remembered for character and humility
Lt. Gen. Winfield W. Scott Jr., who led the Air Force Academy as the 10th superintendent from 1983 to 1987, was laid to rest Tuesday at the academy's cemetery. He died in Colorado Springs on March 19 at age 94.
Charles G. Boyd, Air Force general and former POW, dies at 83
Charles G. Boyd, a highly decorated Air Force general who was shot down as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, endured nearly seven years of captivity and rose to become the only former POW from that conflict promoted to a four-star rank, died March 23 at a hospital in Haymarket, Va. He was 83.
Gen. Robert Cardenas, military legend who helped break sound barrier, dies at 102
Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert "Bob" Cardenas, who led bombing missions during World War II and helped test pilots break the sound barrier, died on March 10, his 102nd birthday.
World War II veteran, former POW Michael Linquata dies at 96
For a man who didn’t think he would live past the age of 19, Michael Linquata of Gloucester, Mass., lived another 77 years. The World War II veteran and former prisoner of war died Sunday at the age of 96.
Hal Slate, former Pacific Stars and Stripes photographer who served in 4 wars, dies
Former Stars and Stripes photographer Harold P. Slate, 96, of North Syracuse, died Sunday at his home in North Syracuse, N.Y.
Cold War-era chief of naval operations Hayward dies at 97
Retired Adm. Thomas B. Hayward, a former chief of operations who is credited with restoring Navy pride in a post-Vietnam era that saw the transition to a volunteer force and the re-emergence of the Soviet naval threat, has died. He was 97.
WWII veteran soared high as chief communications officer on Air Force One
E. E. “Van” Valkenberg, a veteran who had been chief communications officer aboard Air Force One, died at the age of 95 on Feb. 7. During his time aboard Air Force One, Valkenberg observed historic moments including Nixon’s first flight to China.
‘Candy Bomber’ of Berlin blockade, Gail Halvorsen, dies at 101
Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, the “Candy Bomber” who brought joy to Berlin's children by dropping candy in tiny handkerchief parachutes from his plane when the Soviets blockaded the divided city during the Cold War, has died. He was 101.
John Singlaub, Army general who waged private battle against communism, dies at 100
John Singlaub, a two-star general with a record of wartime derring-do who resigned from the Army in 1978 after openly criticizing President Jimmy Carter's defense policy, died Jan. 29 at his home in Franklin, Tenn.
World War II veteran, Camp Lejeune legend Marion Carcirieri remembered as a leader, mentor
After serving 31 years in the Marine Corps, Marion Carcirieri, simply known as Cass, served an additional 45 years as a Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) employee.
Maj. John Hughes, a ‘Man of Legends,’ was Orange County Calif.’s last known Pearl Harbor veteran
A photo shows John Hughes and four other Marines hunkered down on a airfield shooting rifles at attacking Japanese planes overhead. Black smoke and explosions surround them. But it was years before the humble yet highly decorated Marine aviator told his family about his World War II experiences … and yes, bravery.
103-year-old Ohio WWII veteran dies days before his birthday
Thomas Eubanks, 103, a World War II veteran who flew missions over Europe as a B-17 tail gunner, died Tuesday. He would have turned 104 on Sunday.
Khan Jamal, Army veteran and jazz vibraphonist known for avant-garde spiritual music, dies at 75
Khan Jamal, 75, an Army veteran and Philadelphia jazz vibraphonist, composer and marimba player known for his spiritual, experimental and avant-garde music, died Monday, Jan 10, of kidney failure.
Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102
Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and later helped to bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight for freedom abroad, died Sunday.