Williams received the nation’s highest award for valor in combat because of his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” on Feb. 23, 1945, when he was a 21-year-old corporal during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Gilbert Howland, who commanded a machine gun unit with the famed Merrill’s Marauders in Burma during World War II and went on to earn Combat Infantry Badges in Korea and Vietnam, died Thursday in Hamilton, N.J. He was 99.
John Lee Canley, a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 for his actions in the Battle of Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam, died Wednesday. He was 84.
Alfred C. Baldwin III was a Marine veteran and former FBI agent who served as the chief eavesdropper and lookout for the Watergate burglars but then became a key government witness in the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. He died Jan. 15, 2020, but did not want his death publicized.
A World War II veteran and longtime deputy chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, Frederick Steinkirchner died April 16 after a series of cardiac problems. At 109 years old, he was one of the 10 oldest men in America.
Jon A. Reynolds, a retired Air Force brigadier general who spent more than seven years as a prisoner of war after the aircraft he was piloting was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965, died April 16 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 84.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.