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Celebrity Deaths in Military

  • Hawaii Marine Corps Helicopter Crash Victims (2016)

    Hawaii Marine Corps Helicopter Crash Victims

    The 12 Marines who were missing after a training accident off the coast of Hawaii have been declared dead by the Marine Corps, according to a statement released to the public on January 21, 2016. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tibor Rubin, 86 (1929 - 2015)

    Tibor Rubin

    Tibor Rubin, who survived the Holocaust and went on to become a highly decorated U.S. infantry soldier decades after the Korean War, has died in California. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Milton Crenchaw, 96 (1919 - 2015)

     Milton Crenchaw

    Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia, according to the Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Sybil Stockdale, 90 (2015)

    Sybil  Stockdale

    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - Sybil Bailey Stockdale, a Navy wife who fought to end the torture of U.S. prisoners of war in Vietnam, has died. Stockdale's son, Sid Stockdale, said Tuesday that his mother died Oct. 10 at a hospital after suffering from Parkinson's disease. She was 90. Stockdale is the wife of the late Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale. She found her calling after her husband's plane was...

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  • Ben Kuroki, 98 (2015)

    Ben Kuroki

    Celebrated for his determination to serve in the Air Forces during WWII despite widespread suspicion of anyone with Japanese ancestry, Ben Kuroki has died The Associated PressCAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98.Kuroki died Tuesday at his...

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