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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 son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm...
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 burgeoning communist government landed him in prison for 20 years, has died. He was 95.Matos died Thursday at a Miami area hospital following a massive heart attack two days before, his grandson Huber Matos...
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, earning a Medal of Honor for knocking out two German machine-gun nests and saving countless Allied soldiers' lives. The 23-year-old staff sergeant charged through enemy gunfire to kill seven enemy...
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 his hometown, the southwest Czech city of Plzen, said he died Wednesday but provided no cause.Born a month before the end of World War I, Standera graduated from an aviation school but fled in 1939...
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 World War II, has died. He was 91.Onoda died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Friday expressed his condolences, praising Onoda for his...
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...
Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, 102 (1911 - 2013)
CCHRIS BRUMMITT, The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless commander who led the outgunned Vietnamese to victory first over the French and then...
Gen. David C. Jones, 92 (1921 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press STERLING, Va. (AP) — David C. Jones, a retired Air Force general who helped set in motion a far-reaching reorganization of the U.S. military command...
Adm. John "Sandy" Woodward, 81 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Adm. John "Sandy" Woodward, who led the Royal Navy task force during the 1982 Falklands War, has died. He was 81.In announcing his death on Monday, Britain's...
John Edward Allen (2013)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — John Edward Allen, a New Mexico veteran who served as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II and later earned honors for his Air...
Col. George "Bud' Day, 88 (1925 - 2013)
JENNIFER KAY, The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Retired Col. George "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5½ years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's...
Vice Adm. Eugene P. Wilkinson (2013)
The Associated PressGROTON, Conn. (AP) — Retired Vice Adm. Eugene P. Wilkinson, the first commanding officer of the U.S. Navy's first nuclear-powered submarine, has died, the Naval Submarine Base...
Ret. Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry (2013)
The Associated PressWEST POINT, New York (AP) — Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a highly decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy when women...
Curtis Tarr, 88 (1924 - 2013)
M.L. JOHNSON, The Associated PressMILWAUKEE (AP) — Curtis Tarr, the former head of the Selective Service System who oversaw the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War, has died.Tarr died of...
Sou Met (2013)
SOPHENG CHEANG, The Associated PressPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former top Khmer Rouge military officer who was expected to be indicted for alleged atrocities has died, a Cambodian official said...
Vernon McGarity, 91 (1921 - 2013)
The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former World War II Army squad leader and Medal of Honor recipient Vernon McGarity has died at age 91, a funeral home said Thursday.McGarity died of cancer...
Alan Wood (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Wood, a World War II veteran credited with providing the flag in the famous flag-raising on Iwo Jima, has died. He was 90.Wood died April 18 of natural...
Prince Badr bin Abdul-Aziz (2013)
The Associated PressRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says a member of the Saudi royal family, who was the ex-deputy commander of the Saudi National Guard, has died. He...
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, 90 (1922 - 2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler has died. He was 90.Von Kleist's wife, Gundula von Kleist, told The...
John J. Wilpers, Jr. (2013)
The Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John J. Wilpers Jr., the last surviving member of the U.S. Army intelligence unit that captured former Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo after World War II...
Major Thomas C. Griffin, 96 (1916 - 2013)
DAN SEWELL, The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Maj. Thomas C. "Tom" Griffin, a B-25 bomber navigator in the audacious Doolittle's Raid attack on mainland Japan during World War II, has died....
Charlie Morgan (2013)
KATHY McCORMACK, The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Charlie Morgan, a chief warrant officer in the New Hampshire Army National Guard who fought to repeal the federal law barring her wife...