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Korean War Marine Made Famous in Kitten Photo Dies

By: Chas Henry and US Naval Institute Staff

Then Sgt. Frank Praytor in Korea with the kitten ‘Mis Hap’ in 1953.

Frank Praytor, the U.S. Marine who gained a level of fame after being photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War, died on January 10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90 years old […]


A Farewell to Mawk

Bob Bayer (l), Dale Dye and Tom Kerr. All representing the USMCCCA. (Photos by Sheila Kerr)

The card reads: To Mawk, Skipper, President & Chaplain. With Great Love And Respect, Your Fellow CC’s

A celebration of life was held for Mawk Arnold in the American Legion hall in Fairhope, AL on Saturday and, as Tom […]


Former DirPA Maj. Gen. Terry Murray died

A belated but sad note: Maj. Gen. Terry Murray, who served as the Corps’ Director of Public Affairs in the mid 1990s, died at home on June 17, 2017 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 31, […]


A Tribute to Major Mawk Arnold USMC (Ret) 1924-2018

Retired Major Mawk Arnold (center) is joined by lst Marine Division Snuffies, retired Captains Russ Thurman (left) and Dale Dye, during a visit to the Denig Memorial at the Marine Corps Museum during the 2016 annual conference. (Photo by former Captain Debbie Thurman)

(Editor’s note: An additional obit was published on

By Capt. Dale Dye […]


Wasson: Rosenthal chapter mourns loss of longtime VP

William “Bill” Wasson was a photographer and Senior NCO for the Marine Corps in San Francisco during WWII. After the war, he was a photographer for many years for Kaiser Aluminum and ran his own photography business. He did so much aerial photography he learned to fly a helicopter by observing the pilots—but never flew […]


Wolfkill: Purple Heart earning Cinematographer passes

Grant F. Wolfkill former combat cinematographer USMCR in Pacific Theater WW II died June 14, 2017 at age 94. Grant was born November 29, […]


McEwen: CC President, mayor and officer passes

Bob was a very proud United States Marine. He enlisted in 1946 at age 17 and retired as a 2ndLt in 1967. Following retirement, Bob was a Sales Manager for United Media for another 20 years, retiring as a VP of Sales in 1978. Bob served as President of the U.S. Marine Corps Correspondents Association in 1971, 1997 and 1998, served as Mayor of Indian Shores, FL, from 1990-2000 and was Commissioner of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire District from 2000-2008. […]


A tribute to Norm Hatch

Retired Marine Maj. Norman T. Hatch passed away, April 22, 2017. Hatch was a videographer in the Island Hopping Campaign during World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Hunter L. Helis)


Hatch: Oscar winning cameraman Norman Hatch passes

Norman Hatch of Alexandria, VA, died April 22, 2017. Maj. Hatch was born March 2, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Irving Norman Hatch and Ruth Frances Colby. He grew up in Gloucester, Mass. and graduated from Gloucester High School. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps in 1939, becoming a combat cinematographer and photographic officer for the 2nd and 5th Marine divisions on Tarawa and Iwo Jima respectively. […]


Stavisky: Bernice, wife of Sam passes

BERNICE RUTH STAVISKY (Age 95). On April 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Samuel E. Stavisky; devoted mother of Robin D. Stavisky of Palo Alto CA and Judy S. Stavisky (husband Alan Schiff) of Wyncote PA, and grandson Evan (wife Marina Oliveira) of London, beloved friend and ardent Francophile and teacher passed quietly away. Funeral services and interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be privately held.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is asking that donations be made to: US Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association Foundation,, or […]


Ginny, wife of Jim Kyser passes

Virginia “Ginny” Kyser of Springfield, VA, passed away gently on January 30, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Virginia Lee Detweiler in 1936 in Reading and spent her formative years in Easton. A devoted “Red Rover” and member of the Eastern Star, she graduated from Easton […]


Former Director, Leatherneck staffer Chuck Tyler passes

Chuck Tyler in 2010 file photo attending the Reno Conference.

CCHQ heard from Ralph Austin that longtime member and former Leatherneck staffer Chuck Tyler passed away sometime last week. He served in Korea as a photographer with Jack Lewis and Ralph Austin. More info will be posted when it becomes available. From emails…

“I will miss […]