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  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate
    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84.
  • Civil War hero on track to receive Medal of Honor

    Civil War hero on track to receive Medal of Honor
    WASHINGTON — Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing is poised to receive the Medal of Honor a bit late: 150 years after his heroics at Gettysburg. Buried deep in a thick defense bill to fund modern-day weapons systems and military operations in Afghanistan is a...

    PASSINGS: John S.D. Eisenhower

    PASSINGS: John S.D. Eisenhower
    John S.D. Eisenhower Historian son of president John S.D. Eisenhower, 91, the son of a five-star general turned president who forged his own career in the U.S. Army and then chronicled the history of the American military in numerous books, died...

    Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound

     Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound
    His was the last face I saw, the final voice I heard before I stepped backward off the 100-foot cliff. Even now, nearly two decades later, I can envision his weathered features and wispy white hair, and I can recall much of what he said. My fear, he...

    Robert Rheault dies at 87; Green Beret commander accused of murder

    Robert Rheault dies at 87; Green Beret commander accused of murder
    In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne. He had held the job for only three weeks, however,...