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Eugene "Gene" Cernan, 82 (1934 - 2017)
Eugene "Gene" Cernan, the former NASA astronaut who remains the last human being to date to set foot on the surface of the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, according to NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Richard Machowicz, 51 (2017)
Richard "Mack" Machowicz, a former Navy SEAL who hosted the Discovery Channel and Military Channel show "Future Weapons," died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, of brain cancer. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Herb Weatherwax, 99 (1917 - 2016)
Herb Weatherwax, a Pearl Harbor survivor who was a greeter at the USS Arizona Memorial, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, according to The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Willie N. Rogers, 101 (2016)
Willie N. Rogers, the oldest surviving member of the original Tuskegee Airmen who became legendary for their service in World War II, died Nov. 18, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Florida. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Bob Hoover, 94 (2016)
Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills as a test pilot and for his appearances in air shows, has died at age 94, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.
Dan Akee, 96 (1919 - 2016)
Dan Akee, a World War II veteran and Navajo Code Talker, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, according to The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Raymond Haerry, 94 (1921 - 2016)
Raymond Haerry, 94, one of the last alive of those who were on the USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Rhode Island. For full obituary and coverage...
Dabney Montgomery, 93 (1923 - 2016)
Dabney Montgomery, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen who marched for civil rights with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Sept. 3, 2016, of natural causes, according to The Associated Press. For...
Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., 94 (1922 - 2016)
Roscoe Brown, a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, died July 2, 2016, in Riverdale, New York, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage by Legacy.com, click here.
Fort Hood Flood Victims (2016)
Nine soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas, died after their military vehicle overturned June 2 as heavy rains pummeled the region. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
James Derek Lovelace, 21 (2016)
James Derek Lovelace, a U.S. Navy SEAL trainee, died May 6 during a SEAL training exercise, according to NBC News. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Eric Brown, 97 (1919 - 2016)
Eric "Winkle" Brown, a captain in the British Royal Navy and test pilot who flew more types of airplanes than anyone else in history, has died. He was 97. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy...
Hawaii Marine Corps Helicopter Crash Victims (2016)
The 12 Marines who were missing after a training accident off the coast of Hawaii have been declared dead by the Marine Corps, according to a statement released to the public on January 21, 2016. ...
Tibor Rubin, 86 (1929 - 2015)
Tibor Rubin, who survived the Holocaust and went on to become a highly decorated U.S. infantry soldier decades after the Korean War, has died in California. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy...
Milton Crenchaw, 96 (1919 - 2015)
Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia, according to the Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy...
Sybil Stockdale, 90 (2015)
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - Sybil Bailey Stockdale, a Navy wife who fought to end the torture of U.S. prisoners of war in Vietnam, has died. Stockdale's son, Sid Stockdale, said Tuesday that his mother...
Ben Kuroki, 98 (2015)
Celebrated for his determination to serve in the Air Forces during WWII despite widespread suspicion of anyone with Japanese ancestry, Ben Kuroki has died The Associated PressCAMARILLO, Calif. (AP)...
Lt. Gen. Frank Petersen, 83 (1932 - 2015)
Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., who was the first African-American general and aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, has died, according to his family. Petersen, who died Tuesday of lung cancer, was 83. ...
Corey Hood, 32 (2015)
CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with another jumper during a stunt at the...
Emma Didlake, 110 (1905 - 2015)
WEST BLOOMFIELD (AP) -- A Michigan woman who was believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. Emma Didlake...
Fritz Payne, 104 (1911 - 2015)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal,...
Kim Kyok Sik, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By HYUNG-JIN KIM, The Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The North Korean military general believed by archrival South Korea to have been behind two attacks on South Korea that killed 50...
Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, 98 (1917 - 2015)
PARIS (AP) — Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, a Jewish member of the French Resistance in charge of propaganda during World War II, has died. He was 98. He died Wednesday at his home in Paris, said...
Leslie A. Williams (2015)
The Associated PressPATTERSON, Calif. (AP) — Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, which broke the military color barrier during World War II, has died in California. He was...
Lucy Coffey, 108 (1906 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.Lucy Coffey was found dead in her bed in San Antonio Thursday morning. Friend Queta Marquez,...
Xu Caihou (2015)
The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — The Chinese military's former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who was being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes and brokering promotions, has...
Ret. Col. Dean Hess, 97 (1917 - 2015)
By LISA CORNWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Retired Air Force Col. Dean Hess, who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits prompted a Hollywood film...
Col. Paul L. Green (2015)
The Associated PressHIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern...
Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell (2015)
The Associated PressYUBA CITY, California (AP) — The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at...
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 94 (1920 - 2015)
By PHUONG LE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American...