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#101 Murph

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 0700 AM

Colonel Bud Day has passed. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Day


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#102 Michael Eastes

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 1620 PM

A memorial to the USian war dead from the Middle East wars, put together by a corporation, not the federal government:

 

http://www.youtube.c...bed/WEPBQGu74oo


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#103 Michael Eastes

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 2126 PM

CMH recipient Walter Ehlers has crossed over, age 92. You've probably seen him interviewed on various D-Day related shows.

 

Bless them all, as they leave us behind...

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...-dies-92-n34836


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#104 JWB

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 0201 AM

Bill 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies at 90

 

http://www.foxnews.c...fame-dies-at-0/


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#105 Mr King

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 1416 PM

Jeremiah A. Denton Jr, Vietnam POW, retired naval rear admiral, and former republican senator, has passed away at 89.

 

http://www.washingto...6985_story.html

 


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#106 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 2106 PM

RIP, Bill. You were a decorated American hero, a devoted family man, and a highly respected man in the community.

 

William Kaiser, 90, Overland Park, Kan., passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Avenue followed by burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers; the family suggests contributions to The Kaiser Family Tutoring Fund at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 14200 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66223 or Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy., Suite 200, KCMO 64114 or online at www.kansascityhopice.org. Bill was born in New York to the late Benjamin and Frances (Goldfarb) Kaiser. He attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn and then the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and advanced to the rank of a decorated 1st Lieutenant. He flew B-17 bombers in the 15th Air Force in the European Theater. After his military service Bill returned to Brooklyn, N.Y., and married his wife of 68 years, Marcelle Bergman. He joined the family business in 1946, selling garment manufacturing equipment. He moved to Kansas City in 1971 and continued in the industry, founding and operating The Bill Kaiser Co. until his retirement in 1999. Bill was a longtime member of Beth Shalom Synagogue where he was an avid Torah reader and coordinator of the lay Torah readers. He received the congregation's highest honor, The Kovod Award. He was an avid sports fan and loved to share stories about his life. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Marcelle; son: Judd Kaiser, Leawood, Kan.; daughter and son-in-law: Gina Kaiser and David Gale, Prairie Village, Kan.; brother: Isaac Kaiser, Lakewood, Colo.; grandson and his wife: Joshua Flaherty and Amanda Tarter; great-grandsons: Ryder and Chase Flaherty. The family would like to express a special thank you to Barbara Timmons who lovingly cared for Bill in his later years. Condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com. Arr.: Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361- 5211.
 
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 25, 2014

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#107 JWB

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 1250 PM

Walter Walsh, FBI Agent and Olympian, Dead at 106

 

 

Walter R. Walsh, who captured gangsters as an FBI agent in the 1930s and went on to train Marine Corps snipers and become the longest-lived Olympian, has died.

Walsh died Tuesday at his home in Arlington, Virginia, his son Gerald Walsh confirmed Friday. Walsh, who would have turned 107 on Sunday, had suffered a minor heart attack a few weeks ago and his health deteriorated, Gerald Walsh said.

Walsh began his FBI career in 1934 and was soon chasing gangsters across the United States. On one day in 1935, he helped capture gangster Arthur "Doc" Barker in Chicago and fatally shot a second gangster, Russell "Rusty" Gibson.

Two years later, Walsh was in Bangor, Maine, on the trail of the Brady Gang. Tipped off that the gang planned to return to a sporting goods store to stock up on weapons, the FBI set up a stakeout. Walsh's role was to pose as a salesman, and when gang member James Dalhover came inside, Walsh arrested him. He then confronted and fatally shot a second gang member, Clarence Lee Shaffer Jr., but not before being hit in the chest and hand. Also killed in the shootout was Alfred Brady, the FBI's "Public Enemy number 1."

Walsh recovered from his injuries and over his FBI career killed between 11 and 17 gangsters, his son Gerald Walsh said he was told.

http://abcnews.go.co...ad-106-23554691


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#108 nabqrules

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 1522 PM

 Chester Nez, last Navajo code talker has passed at age 93.
 

http://www.stripes.c...enuity-1.253099


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#109 JWB

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 0230 AM

Almost missed this:

 

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert “Bob” Gallagher — who parachuted into Panama during Operation Just Cause, served as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in the Mogadishu, Somalia, battle made famous by “Black Hawk Down,” and fought on despite being wounded as Task Force 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, made its way to Baghdad in 2003 — was 52 years old.

His death was a result of a heart condition for which he was receiving treatment, his son, Patrick Gallagher, said in a Wednesday interview. Third Infantry Division, the parent unit of the task force in which Gallagher served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, announced his death in a Facebook post.

 

http://www.armytimes...ia-Iraq-dies-52


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#110 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 2209 PM

RIP Charlie. A decorated World War II combat infantryman, family man, highly successful businessman and generous philanthropist.

 

Charlie Nirenberg, 90, passed away Tuesday, November 11th, surrounded by his family. He was a successful businessman, devoted husband to the love of his life, Jan, for 65 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Charlie was raised in Millis, MA, the son of the late Louis and Sarah Nirenberg. He served in WWII in the European Theatre, earning a Bronze Star. Charlie started Dairy Mart Convenience Stores in 1957 with one small store and grew it to over 1,200 stores. He was a devoted member of Temple Beth El since 1954, and was deeply committed to his Jewish faith. He founded the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center at Temple Beth El, and served on many Boards including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Charlie was passionate in his philanthropic work. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandi Kupperman in 1998. Charlie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jan (Shamitz) Nirenberg, his daughter Pam Nirenberg, his son and daughter-in-law Larry Nirenberg and Cathy Ziehl, his son-in-law Mitch Kupperman, his five grandchildren Josh, Jill, James, Maddie, and Katie, and his three great grandchildren. The funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 14th, at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth El with burial in Beth El Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Nirenberg residence in Suffield, CT, on Sat. evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as well as Sun. and Mon. from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with shiva services at 7:00 PM. Donations can be made to Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108, to the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center, 979 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108, or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.


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#111 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 1715 PM

Legendary test pilot Fitz Fulton departs the pattern. My brief encounter with him left a big impression on me.


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#112 JWB

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 0301 AM

Arnaud de Borchgrave, Legendary Journalist, Dies

 

 

 

After Hitler's blitzkrieg stormed through Belgium in 18 days in 1940, many Belgians took refuge in the United Kingdom. It was there at age 15 that de Borchgrave lied about his age so he could join the British Royal Navy.

De Borchgrave was assigned to serve on British corvettes patrolling the North Atlantic, the small, hastily built warships thrown into service to stave off the German U-Boats terrorizing shipping during the Battle of the Atlantic. He would later credit his naval service with teaching him how to function on only four hours sleep a night — a capacity that would serve him well on some of his daunting journalistic assignments.

Just a few years later, he would find himself aboard a landing craft bobbing toward the shore under heavy fire during the amphibious assault on Juno Beach, one of the five beaches in the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944.

De Borchgrave's experience on D-Day was chaotic, parlous, and brief. As the landing craft approached the shore the vessel's ramp jammed. In a bid to fix it, de Borchgrave leaped off the vessel. When he turned back to free the ramp, he was wounded in the knee and immobilized.

 

Those are his bona fides. 

 

Read the rest:

 

http://www.newsmax.c...kt_nbr=oj5ler34


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#113 JWB

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 0207 AM

Remembering the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers

 

http://www.azcentral...es-nez/9965201/


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#114 Mikel2

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 2030 PM

Doolittle raider passes away. :(

http://www.foxnews.c...tcmp=latestnews


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#115 DougRichards

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 2211 PM

John Glenn:

 

(July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)

 

The MiG Mad Marine passes

 

I remember (when I was just five years old) following this man's orbit of the earth, with wonder.

 

Godspeed, John Glenn.


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#116 JWB

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 1518 PM

Lawrence Colburn Dies; Helped End Vietnam's My Lai Massacre:

 

http://abcnews.go.co...ssacre-44226366


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#117 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 1248 PM

It's been 25 years that they have been gone, but they are not forgotten.

 

MV-22A Osprey BuNo 163914
 
Brian James
Sean Joyce
Gary Leader
Gerald Mayan
Robert Rayburn
Anthony Stecyk
Patrick Sullivan
 
July 20, 1992

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#118 Chris Werb

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 1634 PM

Hard to believe the Osprey has been around that long. 


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#119 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 0153 AM

That was presumably one of the Dev versions that Clinton pulled the plug on?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ingham-40791988

A Battle of Britain pilot who once told off the Duke of Cambridge for "flying choppers" has died at the age of 99.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said it was with great sadness that it announced the death of Flying Officer Kenneth Astill Wilkinson AE.

Mr Wilkinson, of Solihull, West Midlands, was "a true gentleman", the statement added.

 

As Richard Burton once said, thats the thing about the Few. They keep getting Fewer.:(


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 2208 PM

One of my buddies from training at Ft. Huachcua was killed in a vehicle accident in Korea. I just got the news this evening. Don't have any specifics beyond that yet.

Captain Patrick Wilson, USA.

 

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edited to add a link to the obit: http://www.dpaa.mil/...one-of-its-own/


Edited by CT96, 07 November 2017 - 2134 PM.

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