Max Cleland, Vietnam War veteran who led VA and served in Senate, dies at 79
Max Cleland, an Army captain whose injuries during the Vietnam War left him a triple amputee and propelled his career in public service, died at his home in Atlanta.
Dennis Moore, Army veteran who represented Kansas in Congress for 12 years, dies at 75
Former Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore’s wife Stephene said some of Moore’s proudest legislative accomplishments included passing a law requiring the federal government to pay for the return flights home of active-duty members of the military, as well as increasing the death benefit for the families of fallen members of the military from $12,000 to $100,000.
Duane Dewey, Medal of Honor recipient with ‘a body of steel,’ dies at 89
Duane Dewey, who received the Medal of Honor for smothering a grenade with his body to save fellow Marines during the Korean War, and whose recovery from grievous injuries led President Dwight D. Eisenhower to quip, “You must have a body of steel,” died Oct. 11 at a nursing home in St. Augustine, Fla. He was 89.
Pennsylvania WWII veteran, French Legion of Honor recipient dies at 99
Paul P. Petrarca, 99, died Wednesday surrounded by his family. He served with the Army Air Corps after graduating from Vandergrift High School in 1941. In 2020, he received the French Legion of Honor. The medal is the highest honor that can be conferred on a French citizen or a foreigner who has performed eminent military or civil service for France.
‘Made of steel’: Korean War vet awarded Medal of Honor for smothering grenade blast dies at 89
Cpl. Duane Dewey received the Medal of Honor for saving fellow Marines’ lives by shielding them from a grenade blast during the Korean War on April 16, 1952.
Raymond Odierno, retired Army general who commanded in Iraq, dies of cancer at age 67
Raymond T. Odierno, a retired Army general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war and capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army's chief of staff, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 67.
John Carroll, longtime Republican leader lauded for his Hawaii and military service dies at 91
John C. Carroll, a steadfast Republican who served four terms in the state House and one in the state Senate, has died at age 91.
Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Dan Altieri, the ‘glue’ of Ohio-based Lima Company, dies at age 62
Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Dan Altieri died in his sleep Monday night of what his friends say was an apparent heart attack at his home in Kure Beach, N.C. He had retired there after 30 years of active-duty and reserve Marines service, ending his career as the regimental sergeant major for the 25th Regiment.
Jim Sheeler, Pulitzer-winning journalist who honored fallen troops, dies at 53
Jim Sheeler, who died Sept. 17 at age 53, wrote “Final Salute,” a searing 12,000-word exploration of grief, sacrifice and brotherhood.
Bill Emerson, banjoist who founded Navy’s country-bluegrass ensemble, dies at 83
In 1973, Bill Emerson was recruited by the Navy to organize the Country Current. With a lineup that included drums and electric instruments such as pedal steel guitar, it was the first military band devoted to country and bluegrass music. Emerson's hitch lasted 20 years, and he retired with the rank of master chief petty officer.