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Lowell Steward (2014)
CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated PressVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.His son Lowell Jr. says Steward died Wednesday of natural causes at a hospital in Ventura.After graduating with a business degree from Santa Barbara College in 1941, Steward joined the...
Ernest Brace, 83 (1931 - 2014)
By JEFF BARNARD, The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and who later tapped code through a wall to fellow prisoner John McCain, has died. He was 83. Brace died of a pulmonary embolism on Friday in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he retired in 1989, his family said. "He never wanted...
John T. Downey, 84 (1930 - 2014)
MICHAEL MELIA, The Associated PressHARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — John T. Downey, a former CIA agent who survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a Connecticut judge, died Monday. He was 84.Downey was diagnosed with cancer a month ago and died at a hospice facility, according to his son, Jack Downey, of Philadelphia.The elder Downey had graduated from...
Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, 94 (1920 - 2014)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, a World War II pilot and a daughter of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, the father of Poland's independence, has died at the age of 94.The Jozef Pilsudski Museum in Sulejowek, a town near Warsaw, said Pilsudska-Jaraczewska died Sunday.She was the younger of two daughters of the celebrated military leader who helped...
Tomas Young, 34 (1979 - 2014)
The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War," has died. He was 34. Young died early Monday at his home in Seattle, his wife, Claudia Cuellar, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "He just went to sleep and never came back," she said. Details about the cause of...
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (2014)
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by...
Yitzhak Hofi, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Hofi, a former Israeli general and Mossad chief who played a key role in the country's daring 1976 commando rescue raid in Uganda, has died. He was 87...
Richard Marowitz (2014)
CHRIS CAROLA, The Associated PressALBANY, New York (AP) — Richard Marowitz was just a day removed from witnessing the horrors of Dachau when he found a top hat on a shelf in a closet in Adolf...
Gen. Harold J. Greene (2014)
ROBERT BURNS, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11...
Charles T. Payne (2014)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Charles T. Payne, a World War II veteran and great-uncle of President Barack Obama who was briefly in the public eye during his nephew's first presidential...
Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk , 93 (1921 - 2014)
KATE BRUMBACK, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped a catastrophic atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because...
Louis Zamperini, 97 (1917 - 2014)
CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian...
Chester Nez (2014)
FELICIA FONSECA, The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of...
Edmond Harjo (2014)
KRISTI EATON, The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Edmond Harjo, one of the last remaining Native American code talkers, has died. He was 96. Harjo was a member of the Seminole Nation of...
Jeremiah Denton, 89 (1924 - 2014)
PHILLIP RAWLS, The Associated Press Prisoner of war Jeremiah Denton declared his loyalty to the U.S. government during a 1966 interview for what was supposed to be a propaganda film. But his...
Glenn McDuffie (2014)
RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life...
William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, 90 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90His...
Huber Matos Benitez, 95 (1918 - 2014)
LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the...
Walter D. Ehlers, 92 (1921 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the historic D-Day invasion of World War II, Walter D. Ehlers accomplished some of the most awe-inspiring acts of bravery imaginable,...
Miroslav Standera, 95 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Fighter pilot Miroslav Standera, who fled Czechoslovakia to fight for the British and French air forces in World War II, has died at age 95.Council officials in...
Hiroo Onoda, 91 (1922 - 2014)
ELAINE KURTENBACH, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of...
William Overstreet, Jr. (2013)
The Associated PressROANOKE, Virginia (AP) — World War II fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., who gained fame for flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches in pursuit of a German aircraft, has...
Mikhail Kalashnikov, 94 (1919 - 2013)
JIM HEINTZ, The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault...
Travis Obendorf (2013)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its officers who was injured last month while rescuing crew members from a disabled fishing vessel off Alaska has died of his injuries...
General Paul Aussaresses, 95 (1918 - 2013)
THOMAS ADAMSON, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — French Gen. Paul Aussaresses, whose remorseless admission of executions and torture during the Algerian independence war five decades ago forced...
Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, 90 (1923 - 2013)
The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, whose World War II service as a member of the Army's famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries "Band of...
Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, 90 (1923 - 2013)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, whose World War II service as a member of the Army's famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries "Band of...
William L. Booker (2013)
The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — William L. Booker, one of the black military aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 90. Booker's family says he died Nov. 30 at a...
Erich Priebke, 100 (1913 - 2013)
NICOLE WINFIELD, The Associated PressROME (AP) — Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain sentenced to life in prison for his role in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during...
Nicholas Oresko, 96 (1917 - 2013)
The Associated PressCRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — A World War II veteran and the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor recipient has died in New Jersey.Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was...