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WWII Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the WWII Memorial Site.

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James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. The actor died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, Calif., according to his business manager, Ginny Fazer. Arness' official website posted a letter from Arness on Friday that he wrote with the intention that it be posted posthumously: "I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88. His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said that Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory from complications of pneumonia. Best starred on the television series that ran from 1979 to 1985. He was the lawman futilely chasing the Duke brothers, often in the company of his droopy-faced basset hound Flash. Best employed a...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Richard "Dick" Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92. Winters died following a several-year battle with Parkinson's Disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said Monday. An intensely private and humble man, Winters had asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral, Jackson said. Winters...
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Larry Munson Obituary (AP News)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Larry Munson, whose growling...

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Andy Rooney Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Rooney so dreaded the day he...

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George Osmond Obituary (AP News)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - George Osmond, father of...

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B.B. King Obituary (AP News)

LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King believed anyone could...

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Darrell Royal Obituary (AP News)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Darrell K. Royal, the former...

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Mickey Rooney Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Rooney's approach to...

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Ralph Waite Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ralph Waite, who played the...

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Allen June Obituary (AP News)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Allen Dale June, one of...

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