| Feb 16, 2009
Wesley L. McDonald, a four-star Navy admiral who commanded the 1983 invasion of Grenada for the U.S. military and who as a pilot led the first airstrike against North Vietnam in 1964 after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, died Feb. 8 at his home in Arlington,...
| May 28, 2010
Retired Navy officer John Finn, who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Japanese attack on military installations in Hawaii that plunged the United States into World War II, died Thursday at the Veterans Home of California in Chula...
| Jul 4, 2009
Retired Marine Col. Kenneth Reusser, who flew 253 combat missions in three wars and was shot down five times, died June 20 in Clackamas, Ore. He was 89.
The cause of death was not announced.
Reusser came from an era when aerial combat meant low-level...
| Dec 29, 2009
Col. Robert L. Howard, one of the most decorated soldiers in the Vietnam War and a Medal of Honor recipient, has died. He was 70.
Howard died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospice in Waco, Texas, said his son-in-law, Frank Gentsch.
"He was a...
| Apr 9, 2009
Russell Dunham, a World War II Army veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the military's highest decoration for valor, after he assaulted three German machine gun emplacements, killed nine German soldiers and took two prisoners, died of congestive...
| Dec 22, 2010
Beloved Italian soccer coach
Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years.
Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first...
| Jul 16, 2010
Vernon Baker, a black U.S. soldier who belatedly received the Medal of Honor for his World War II battlefield valor after a study concluded that he had been wrongly denied the military's top award because of his race, died at his home near St. Maries,...
| Jul 26, 2010
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Buffalo Bill Cody's last words were reportedly, "Let my show go on!"
Just a couple hours' drive east of Yellowstone National Park is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, less a passing fancy of entertainment than a rich and detailed history lesson that...
| Jan 28, 2011
Barney F. Hajiro, whose heroic actions as a World War II Army private during the rescue of the so-called Lost Battalion and in two other fierce battles in eastern France earned him a belated Medal of Honor nearly six decades later, has died. He was 94....
| Mar 10, 2012
Retired Army Col. Van Thomas Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient who later made headlines for his efforts to fly an American flag in his Virginia frontyard, has died. He was 92.
Barfoot, who died March 2 of complications from a fall,...
| Aug 18, 2011
Col. Charles Murray Jr., who received the Medal of Honor in World War II for single-handedly stopping an attack on U.S. troops by 200 Germans during World War II, died of congestive heart failure Friday at his home in Columbia, S.C. He was 89.