Posts Tagged: Army

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 medal recipient Van Thomas Barfoot, 92, fought homeowners association over flag in his yard

RICHMOND, Va. – Van Thomas Barfoot, a retired Army colonel and World War II Medal of Honor recipient who gained national attention in his fight to keep the U.S. flag flying in his front yard, died Friday in a Henrico

WWII medal recipient Van Thomas Barfoot, 92, fought homeowners association over flag in his yard

RICHMOND, Va. – Van Thomas Barfoot, a retired Army colonel and World War II Medal of Honor recipient who gained national attention in his fight to keep the U.S. flag flying in his front yard, died Friday in a Henrico

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

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Love your Lemonheads? Fond of FireBalls? Thank Nello V. Ferrara, 93

CHICAGO – Nello V. Ferrara created Lemonhead and Atomic FireBall candies for the Ferrara Pan Candy Co., founded in Chicago by his Italian immigrant father, Salvatore, in 1908. Mr. Ferrara, 93, Ferrara Pan’s chairman, died of cancer on Friday, Feb.

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Love your Lemonheads? Fond of FireBalls? Thank Nello V. Ferrara, 93

CHICAGO – Nello V. Ferrara created Lemonhead and Atomic FireBall candies for the Ferrara Pan Candy Co., founded in Chicago by his Italian immigrant father, Salvatore, in 1908. Mr. Ferrara, 93, Ferrara Pan’s chairman, died of cancer on Friday, Feb.

Samuel Youd, aka John Christopher, was a popular British science fiction writer, especially for kids

BATH, England – British science fiction author Samuel Youd, who wrote the prescient story of environmental disaster The Death of Grass under one of his pseudonyms, John Christopher, has died. Youd passed away on 3 February, his agent said on

Samuel Youd, aka John Christopher, was a popular British science fiction writer, especially for kids

BATH, England – British science fiction author Samuel Youd, who wrote the prescient story of environmental disaster The Death of Grass under one of his pseudonyms, John Christopher, has died. Youd passed away on 3 February, his agent said on

Journalist George Esper, 79, stayed behind after the fall of Saigon

BRAINTREE, Mass. – George Esper, who reported on the fall of Saigon during the last days of the Vietnam war, has died aged 79 after suffering multiple health problems.An Associated Press reporter for most of his career, Esper refused to

Journalist George Esper, 79, stayed behind after the fall of Saigon

BRAINTREE, Mass. – George Esper, who reported on the fall of Saigon during the last days of the Vietnam war, has died aged 79 after suffering multiple health problems.An Associated Press reporter for most of his career, Esper refused to

The ‘Picasso’ of Philadelphia’s cheesesteaks, hoagies, Domenic Spataro, 94, worked just days ago

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Domenic C. Spataro, 94, of Buckingham, Bucks County, patriarch of Spataro’s, a decades-old sandwich shop at Reading Terminal Market, died Thursday, Jan. 26, of congestive heart failure at Doylestown Hospital. “He epitomized our independent merchant community,”

The ‘Picasso’ of Philadelphia’s cheesesteaks, hoagies, Domenic Spataro, 94, worked just days ago

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Domenic C. Spataro, 94, of Buckingham, Bucks County, patriarch of Spataro’s, a decades-old sandwich shop at Reading Terminal Market, died Thursday, Jan. 26, of congestive heart failure at Doylestown Hospital. “He epitomized our independent merchant community,”