Celebrity Deaths in Military

  • Col. Paul L. Green (2015)

    Col. Paul L. Green

    The Associated PressHIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.Green died Monday morning at Brightwater Senior Living with Angel Green, his wife of 68 years, at his side, Jennifer Lee, the home's executive director, told the...

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  • Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell (2015)

    Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell

    The Associated PressYUBA CITY, California (AP) — The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell died Feb. 4 at a nursing home in Yuba City, according to his son, Ted Langdell. A tally maintained by the USS Arizona Reunion Association, for...

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  • Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 94 (1920 - 2015)

    Lt. Col. Edward Saylor

    By PHUONG LE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94. Rod Saylor said his father died of natural causes on Wednesday in Sumner, Washington. He was a young flight engineer-gunner and among the 80 airmen...

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  • Otto Carius, 92 (1922 - 2015)

    Otto Carius

    The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92.Carius died at home in western Germany Jan. 24 after a short illness, according to a statement Friday on the website of the Tiger Pharmacy, which he founded in 1956.He was drafted in 1940 as an infantryman and volunteered...

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  • Clarence E. Huntley, Jr. (2015)

    Clarence E. Huntley, Jr.

    By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey grew up running track together in the same Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1930s. When World War II broke out, they enlisted in the Army and jumped at the chance to join the all-black group of soldiers known as the Tuskegee Airmen. After the war, they came back home together, married...

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