Before he became the first Black player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Emlen Tunnell served in the Coast Guard during and after World War II, where he was credited with saving the lives of two shipmates in separate incidents. Continue reading Coast Guard honors Black veteran, NFL great Emlen Tunnell
Dorothy “Dot” Cole was the oldest living US Marine veteran when she died on January 7. She was 107 years old.
Los Angeles native and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Theodore Lumpkin Jr., who made history when he joined the Tuskegee Airmen, has died days before his 101st birthday, it was recently announced.
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Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. Continue reading Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93
On the 19th anniversary of September 11, thousands of veterans and supporters will come together in their communities to move American flags 8,426 miles as part of Team Red, White & Blue’s 9/11 Moving Tribute, presented by Window World.
Regis Philbin, the effervescent broadcast personality whose everyman shtick, pithy one-liners and ability to relate to a live studio audience on talk shows such as “Live! With Regis and Kelly” kept him face-to-face with America for seven decades, has died. Continue reading Regis Philbin, iconic TV host and Navy veteran, dead at 88
Hugh Downs, anchorman for the ABC news program “20/20” and, before that, NBC’s “The Today Show,” died Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 99. Continue reading Hugh Downs, Longtime ’20/20’ Anchor and and WWII Veteran, Dies at 99
Bill Withers died earlier in the week from complications from heart disease at age 81. Withers was known for his amazing vocals, soulful songs and was one of the best soul singers of all time. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy. Continue reading Ain’t no sunshine when he’s gone… a farewell to Navy veteran and soul singer Bill Withers