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Celebrity Deaths in Military

  • Lowell Steward (2014)

    Lowell Steward

    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...

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  • Ernest Brace, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Ernest Brace

    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...

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  • John T. Downey, 84 (1930 - 2014)

    John T. Downey

    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...

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  • Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska

    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...

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  • Tomas Young, 34 (1979 - 2014)

    Tomas Young

    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...

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