| Sep 7, 2009
Charles R. Bond Jr., a retired Air Force major general and one of the last surviving Flying Tigers, died Aug. 18 from the effects of dementia at Presbyterian Village North, an assisted-living community in Dallas. He was 94.
In September 1941, he left the...
| Mar 18, 2009
Eight years into the war on terror, military wives are aces at anticipatory grief. The possibility of loss was introduced so early in my marriage, it may as well have been an attendant at the wedding. Immediately after our brief predeployment ceremony...
| Jan 8, 2010
Retired Air Force Gen. Lew Allen Jr., who during his multifaceted career headed the National Security Agency, was Air Force chief of staff and shepherded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory through a crucial period when budgets were at an all-time low and new...
| Apr 4, 2009
Emory Elliott, a UC Riverside professor and leading scholar of American literature who was a pivotal figure in the university's intellectual community, has died. He was 66.
Elliott, who was found Tuesday at his Riverside home, died of an apparent heart...
| Feb 21, 2010
Alexander M. Haig's life threaded through some of the most tumultuous episodes of the second half of the 20th century. An Army officer in Vietnam, a presidential advisor during the Watergate scandal and a key Cabinet member during the attempted...
| Jun 9, 1996
NORTH BEND, Wash. — The big arm began to move. The sling tightened.
The coffin, gunmetal gray with gold-painted handles, shot straight up, so fast that John Wayne could hardly see it.
The arm and the sling tugged the coffin into an arc, then...
| Sep 29, 1989
Ferdinand E. Marcos, the crafty, controversial and ruthless former Philippine ruler, died of kidney, lung and heart ailments Thursday in Honolulu, where he had been in bitter and defiant exile for more than 3 1/2 years after fleeing a popular uprising and...