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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 France to examine the dark period, has died. He was 95.Aussaresses, whose death was announced Wednesday on the website of a French veteran's association, was convicted and fined in January 2002 for ...
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 Brothers," has died. He was 90.Heffron died Sunday at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey, said his daughter, Patricia Zavrel.Heffron and the rest of his "Band of Brothers" fought through some of...
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 Brothers," has died. He was 90. Heffron died Sunday at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford, N.J., said his daughter, Patricia Zavrel. Heffron and the rest of his "Band of Brothers" fought through some...
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 Kirkland, Wash., nursing home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Booker served as a navigator and flight engineer on B-25 bombers with the 477th Bombardment Group based at Godman Field, Ky...
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 World War II, died Friday, his lawyer said. He was 100.Because of his age, Priebke had served his life term under house arrest at the home of his lawyer, Paolo Giachini, who announced the death in a...
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...
James Muri (2013)
The Associated PressBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — World War II pilot James Muri, who saved his crippled B-26 bomber and crew by buzzing the flight deck of a Japanese aircraft carrier during the Battle...
Said Musa "Aba Musa" Maragha (2013)
ALBERT AJI, The Associated PressDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A hard-line Palestinian military commander who rebelled against leader Yasser Arafat to form his own rival party died in Damascus on Tuesday,...
Khanh Nguyen (2013)
GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated PressGARDEN GROVE, California (AP) — Khanh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a ...
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, 78 (1934 - 2012)
LOLITA C. BALDOR, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense...
Cdr. Job W. Price (2012)
KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan. Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, of...
Peter Struck, 69 (1943 - 2012)
JUERGEN BAETZ, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Former German Defense Minister Peter Struck, a vehement opponent of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died Wednesday following a heart attack. He...
Carrol Walsh, 91 (2012)
CHRIS CAROLA, The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Carrol Walsh, a retired state judge whose account of liberating Holocaust victims from a Nazi train led to reunions with the survivors 60...
Lt. Col. Herbert Eugene Carter (2012)
The Associated PressTUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Herbert Eugene Carter, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who broke color barriers in World War II, has died.Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford...