Montgomery Meigs, former commander of US Army Europe, dies at 76
Retired Gen. Montgomery Meigs was a combat veteran who commanded the Army in Europe for four years and hailed from a storied line of military officers.
Obituary: Henry Parham, last of a Black unit that fought on D-Day, dies at 99
A veteran of the 320th Anti-Aircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only all-Black unit to land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, Henry Parham died Sunday of bladder cancer. He was 99.
World War II pilot to get his medals 77 years after last run
Joyce Johnson piloted the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a four-engine heavy bomber that became a symbol of American air power during the war. Johnson served in active duty as part of the mighty Eighth Air Force from June 1944 to July 1946, and in the reserves afterward, attaining the rank of captain.
‘Coach Bill,’ a longtime educator and coach for DODEA-Pacific schools, dies at 73
William Mierzejewski, who spent 28 years as a teacher, coach and administrator for Defense Department schools in the Pacific, died on June 24 at age 73.
Pilot Jack DeTour, who flew bombing missions in WWII, dies at 97
Jack DeTour piloted B-25 Mitchell bombers in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, helping perfect the technique of attacking at 300 to 350 mph at very low altitude with multiple .50-caliber machine guns blazing.
Mike Gravel, former US senator for Alaska, dies at 91
Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died.
John McAfee, antivirus software pioneer, found dead in prison
McAfee was discovered dead in his prison cell hours after Spain's National Court approved his extradition to the U.S. over multiple tax fraud charges.
Decorated WWII veteran Joseph Capone dies at 98
After graduating from Westinghouse High School in 1940, Capone enlisted in the Army, where he served on the Western Front, from January 1943 through December 1945, as an infantryman in Company E, 415th Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, also called the Timberwolf Division.
Sam Lombardo, noted World War II veteran, dies at 101
Retired Army Lt. Col. Sam Lombardo, an Italian immigrant who came to America at the age of 10 and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died Friday at the age of 101.
Veteran Gino Lastoria dies; was stationed in China during World War II
Eugene "Gino" Lastoria loved his family and loved his lawn, and though he was a proud World War II veteran, he'd rather know more about the people he met, his wife said. The World War II Navy veteran from Fairfield Township, Ohio, died on May 26. He was 93.