Category Archives: Military

Shielding a comrade from live grenade, William Charette absorbed blast and won Medal of Honor

LAKE WALES, Fla. – William R. Charette, a Navy corpsman who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for jumping on top of a wounded Marine to protect him from the blast of a nearby grenade, died March 18

Shielding a comrade from live grenade, William Charette absorbed blast and won Medal of Honor

LAKE WALES, Fla. – William R. Charette, a Navy corpsman who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for jumping on top of a wounded Marine to protect him from the blast of a nearby grenade, died March 18

World War II flying ace James Morehead, 95, shot down 8 faster, superior Japanese Zeros

PETALUMA, Calif. – A genuine American war ace who did his greatest fighting 70 years ago over the skies of Darwin has passed away in California at the age of 95. Colonel James Morehead played a crucial role in the

World War II flying ace James Morehead, 95, shot down 8 faster, superior Japanese Zeros

PETALUMA, Calif. – A genuine American war ace who did his greatest fighting 70 years ago over the skies of Darwin has passed away in California at the age of 95. Colonel James Morehead played a crucial role in the

Vietnamese prisoner, war cameraman Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, made Vietnam War movie ‘masterpiece’

PARIS – Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman

Vietnamese prisoner, war cameraman Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, made Vietnam War movie ‘masterpiece’

PARIS – Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman

Scaling cliff, George Kerchner, 91, led company that slowed German pounding of Omaha and Utah beaches

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – George Kerchner, who as an Army Ranger was decorated for bravery in leading his company up the face of a towering cliff to seize a battery of German big guns overlooking the American invasion beaches of D-Day,

Scaling cliff, George Kerchner, 91, led company that slowed German pounding of Omaha and Utah beaches

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – George Kerchner, who as an Army Ranger was decorated for bravery in leading his company up the face of a towering cliff to seize a battery of German big guns overlooking the American invasion beaches of D-Day,

WWII exploits behind enemy lines brought ‘Band of Brothers’ Buck Compton, 90, recognition late in life.

BURLINGTON, Wash. – As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But it was

WWII exploits behind enemy lines brought ‘Band of Brothers’ Buck Compton, 90, recognition late in life.

BURLINGTON, Wash. – As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But it was

First person: Czech-German interpreter Herbert Lowit played key role in WWII’s surrender of Dunkirk

Our father, Herbert Lowit, who has died aged 88, played a key role in the surrender of Dunkirk to the Allies in May 1945. The Czechoslovak Independent Brigade had been besieging the port since August 1944. On VE Day, Herbert,

First person: Czech-German interpreter Herbert Lowit played key role in WWII’s surrender of Dunkirk

Our father, Herbert Lowit, who has died aged 88, played a key role in the surrender of Dunkirk to the Allies in May 1945. The Czechoslovak Independent Brigade had been besieging the port since August 1944. On VE Day, Herbert,

For years, Alf R. Larson, 93, buried his memories of surviving the Bataan Death March

CRYSTAL, Minn. – Alf R. Larson’s World War II story was nearly never told. For 55 years, he hid the horrors he experienced during the Bataan Death March and 41 months as a POW. Finally, after a friend’s persistent urging,

For years, Alf R. Larson, 93, buried his memories of surviving the Bataan Death March

CRYSTAL, Minn. – Alf R. Larson’s World War II story was nearly never told. For 55 years, he hid the horrors he experienced during the Bataan Death March and 41 months as a POW. Finally, after a friend’s persistent urging,