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  • A Farewell to Mawk admin
  • A Tribute to Jack Lewis admin
  • A Tribute to Major Mawk Arnold USMC (Ret) 1924-2018 admin
  • A tribute to Norm Hatch admin
  • Abel: CC actor passes admin Jonathan Ferdinand Abel died at the age of 81 on December 15, 2013. Jonathan was born in New York, New York on June 6, 1932. He attended Riverdale Country School and graduated in 1950. He attended Connecticut Wesleyan and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1954. Jonathan Abel was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps for twenty seven years.
  • AP's George Esper passes admin
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Dies admin
  • Ault: Vietnam Life member passes admin He served in Vietnam as a combat correspondent with the 1st Marine Division and was involved in numerous major operations, including the liberation of Hue City during the 1968 Tet Offensive. His military honors include the Purple Heart and Navy Commendation Medal with combat V. He received an honorable discharge with the rank of sergeant.
  • Author Jack Pulwers dies admin
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  • Baird: Stars and Stripes photographer, author dies admin He is a veteran of the Korean War, served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and served multiple deployments to the Philippines, Okinawa and Thailand. With a career spanning twenty two years, Jack served in Japan, Taiwan and several stateside assignments with his family accompanying him. During his Vietnam tours he was a Combat Correspondent with the Pacific Stars & Stripes Newspaper and also had a number of his war pictures featured in Life Magazine.
  • Banning: Fabled 2nd MarDiv Association scribe dead at 89 admin The former editor of Follow Me, the magazine-formatted newsletter of the 2nd Marine Division Association, Bill was a stalwart supporter of his beloved Corps, including special attention paid to institutional relationships with New Zealand, Guam and the famous WWII Navajo Code Talkers.
  • Boring: wife of life member passes admin Born in Portsmouth, Va., to Mylo Jay (deceased) and Dolores VanOrman, Suzi spent her childhood in Cadillac, Mich. She was an accomplished downhill skier, excelled in school academics, played the flute and twirled the baton for school band marches.
  • Brady: 2008 Denig award winner, James Brady dies at home admin Noted journalist, author and Marine James Brady has passed on to his rewards, checking in with the Marine sentry posted at Heaven's main gate. His "voice," still strong at 80, will be missed, but he left a vast reservoir of Marine lore and legend that will be tapped for years to come
  • Brewer: PA Brigadier General dies admin Brigadier General Margaret A. Brewer, USMC Retired, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the age of 82. BGen Brewer was the first female Marine to be promoted to the rank of general officer by General P.X. Kelly, 28th CMC. BGen Brewer was also the first Director of Public Affairs. The service will be tomorrow in Falls Church, Va. Details will be provided as soon as possible. Brewer retired from the Marine Corps on July 1, 1980.
  • Brice: Civilian PAO passes admin She taught school in Ohio and served for thirty years as a public information officer for the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. She was named an "Honorary Marine" at the conclusion of her distinguished career.
  • Brumfield: Photographer passes admin MSgt. Richard “Dick” Brumfield passed away on 17 Sept. 2011. Dick was a veteran USMC photographer who had served in “many a clime and place”. After retirement Dick, among other things, helped film a video for ASK, a portrayal for kids dying of cancer. This year the video will be dedicated to “Brum”. Services were in Warsaw, Virginia and the family has asked that donations be made to ASK in “Brum’s” name.
  • Burlage: Former WWII POW and Leatherneck staffer, George Burlage dies admin George Edward Burlage of Denton, TX died November 30, 2008 at Denton Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
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  • Clemmons and Sharpe have passed on admin
  • Col. John Miller, 2009 Denig winner dies suddenly admin
  • Coleman: Longtime CC Ann Coleman passes admin Barbara Ann Huskey Coleman or Ann, as she was called by everyone, was a vivacious, wise-cracking, loving wife, mother, grandmother, auntie, and friend. She loved to cook, sew, and do just about any kind of craft. She was involved in the Beta Sigma Phi organization for most of her adult life. She was also a member of the Fallon Elks Lodge where she raised record funds for charity which helped battered and neglected children. She worked for and retired from the Bank of America after 47 years. She began as a 17-year-old proof clerk and worked he way up to Senior Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was also a patriot, giving talks on the history of the American flag and how to properly display it. She carried American Flag Pins to give to anyone who was not wearing one.
  • Combs: Gun World Editor passes admin As a civilian magazine journalist, photo-journalist and editor, Roger worked on several gun, knife and hunting magazines including Gun World, Bow and Arrow Hunting and Horse and Horseman. Roger wrote or co-authored multiple books including Archer's Digest, Gun Digest Book of Knifemaking and Crossbows to name a few.
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  • DiBernardo: Past president Jim DiBernardo dies admin James entered the US Marine Corps, proudly serving for 30 years. He began his career in the Marines as enlisted personal, but was able to obtain the officer's rank of Major through hard work, dedication and sacrifice. His achievements include the Bronze Star Medal, Three Purple Hearts, Two Navy Commendations, and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor.
  • Don O'Neal passes after lengthy illness admin
  • Durie: Life member "Sam" passes admin arles W. “Sam” Durie passed away suddenly in Aguanga, California. He was preceded in death by his first wife Doreen and is survived by two sons, Preston, Michael and step son Jeff Daniel and step daughter Wendi Bremermann. He is also survived by his wife of 26 years, Trudi.
  • Dyer: LA Chapter member Dyer dies admin He was one of the first African American reporters hired by a major network television station in L.A. and later helped it set a standard for community involvement.
  • Dysart: Vietnam Vet passes admin Long-time CC Mark J. Dysart, 57, Windsor, CT died Sunday, April 24. He grew up in a military family that took him all over the world, and he later served during the Vietnam War. During his years with the Marine Corps, Mark was Editor in Chief the first year the Quantico Sentry won the Thomas Jefferson Award.
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  • Elhbeck: Fla Chapter member Trudy passes admin Trudy Ehlbeck, 75, of Port Orange, Florida passed away on May 23, 2013 after a battle with leukemia. Trudy was also a breast cancer survivor. She was a special wife, mother, homemaker, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed. Trudy met her husband, Hank while working at Life Magazine and they had been married since 1959. When she wasn't running a family, Trudy was an avid gardener, having won awards at local garden shows.
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  • Faas: Vietnam Combat Photographer passes admin Faas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's best-known photojournalists in nearly half a century with the AP, died Thursday in Munich, his family said. He was 79. For more information got the the LA Times website.
  • Fabbri: Combat Cameraman dies in Combat Operation admin Lance Cpl. Ralph J. Fabbri,of Gallitzin, Pennsylvania died at age 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan according to the Department of Defense. He was assigned to the Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He is a 2008 graduate of Penn Cambria High School where he was an art honors student. He was outgoing, artistic as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.
  • Famed press officer in Vietnam war, dies at 90 admin
  • Father of Megan McClung, passes admin
  • Fellow PA Don Kirchoffner dies admin
  • Fields: Col Tom Fields passes after a long illness admin Upon graduation in 1942, Fields entered the Marine Corps officer training school and was soon in actual combat in a parachute battalion. He was in the last stages of combat on Guadalcanal before seeing combat at Vella Lavella and Bouganville. After Bouganville his parachute battalion was split up and Fields became a rifle company commander.
  • Final taps for Cyril John O'Brien admin
  • Former Director, Leatherneck staffer Chuck Tyler passes admin
  • Former DirPA Maj. Gen. Terry Murray died admin 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, 2017.
  • Former MCB PA Chief Kearns dies admin
  • Fries, Jr.: Radio announcer and author of "Raging Fire" passes admin CC member, Sgt. Charles J. V. Fries, Jr., son of Shirley A. Joslin-Fries passed away at his home in Nashville, TN., March l6, 20ll. Charles was born in Syracuse, New York September l2, l954. He spent many of his younger years in Hawkinsville, New York. The family moved to Florida in l959. Charles graduated from Fort Myers High School, Fort Myers, Florida, class of l972. He attended Edison College in Fort Myers.
  • Funk: Long-time member John Funk dies admin John was a decorated veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific ribbon with three stars, Philippine Service Medal, UN Korean Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with two stars. After his military service, John served as the Public Affairs Officer for the Norfolk Naval Supply Center.
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  • General Blaz passes admin
  • Ginny, wife of Jim Kyser passes admin
  • Godbold: Former CC executive director dies after long illness admin He died peacefully at his home in Tomball, TX following a long illness on April 15. A retired Marine Corps colonel, Jim was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a decorated Marine Corps pilot, winning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and numerous Air Medals from Pacific aerial combat.
  • Gunn: Famed newspaperman passes admin John was the co-author of the Virginia 1968 Freedom of Information Act and received the George Mason Award from the Richmond Sigma Delta Chi. He was the only editor on duty at The Richmond News Leader the day JFK was assassinated and had the duty of yelling "stop the presses" and helped crank out an updated edition hours later. Through the years, he interviewed politicians, sports legends, celebrities, and military heroes.
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  • Hammond, Jr.: Leader of famed "Magnificent Bastards" in Vietnam, dies admin USMCCCA member, Colonel James W. (Wes) Hammond, Jr. USMC (Ret.) passed away on January 14, 2009 in with his family at his side. He was born March 6, 1929 in New York City.
  • Hampton: Rosenthal member John Hampton, dies at 103 admin John Hampton, the retired Marine lieutenant colonel who in the late 1940s used his communications savvy to help launch the Marines' famous "Toys for Tots" program that is still going strong, died Sunday at Deer Hill Care Home. He was 103.
  • Hansen: Life member passes admin Erik Hansen, age 78, of Lockport, NY died March 26, 2013 in Blue Ridge, GA. Born November 18, 1934 in Nunda, NY, Erik served in and retired from the United States Marine Corps following 20 years service. He served in many places throughout his Marine Corps career, mostly as a motion picture photographer, including Quantico, Camp Pendleton and Vietnam where he was exposed to Agent Orange. He also served in Korea in another occupational field before moving into photo. He retired from the USMC as a Gunnery Sergeant. He was a Life Member and strong supporter of the USMCCCA.
  • Harmon: The Passing of "Gunny Jawn" life member admin John died at the California Veterans Home, Barstow, CA on November 21. Though confined to a wheel chair in recent years, he was religious about his support of this Association as well as making it to conferences. This past September the Association recognized him with the President's Award for his strong support, both financially and vocally over the years. If you will take a look at the most recent Conference Journal you will see his name as sponsor of five Merit Awards. He once told us that whatever we needed to keep the program going, let him know and he would take care of it. In addition to all of his help he will be remember by young warriors and old as a very nice guy! We will definitely miss his occasional telephone calls always begun by a parade ground bellow: "Gunny Harmon here!" He will be missed!
  • Harrell Jr: CC and retired Major passes away admin Harrell’s Marine Corps career included serving as combat correspondent of the 4th Marine Division, in the Pacific Theater, during World War II, until he was wounded in the battle of Saipan. He received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with a “V” for valor in combat.
  • Hatch: Oscar winning cameraman Norman Hatch passes admin 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.
  • Hensley to be buried Jan. 7 admin
  • HLM Odom Fanning dies admin
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  • Jackson: WWII combat artist dies admin Jackson, a World War II Marine Corps combat artist, is known for his Western paintings and sculptures, abstract expressionism and realist works. His art can be found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Denver Art Museum and others, and in collections owned by the Saudi Arabian royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, the Italian federal government and the Vatican.
  • Johnson Jr.: PR executive and Korean War vet dies admin Frank S. Johnson Jr., a public relations and communications executive who worked under three U.S. presidents and for corporate, financial and not-for-profit organizations, died Jan. 12 at his home in Falls Church after a heart attack. He was 80.
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  • Kaufman: Oscar-nominated screenwriter and CC Honorary member dies admin Millard Kaufman, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "Bad Day at Black Rock" and the co-creator of Mr. Magoo who waited until he was 90 to become a first-time novelist, has died. He was 92. He was a life Honorary member of USMCCCA and one of the founders of the Los Angeles Chapter.
  • Korean War Marine Made Famous in Kitten Photo Dies admin
  • Krulak: Vietnam-era commander, LtGen. Victor Krulak dies at 95 admin LtGen. Victor Krulak, who headed all Marine forces in the Pacific during part of the Vietnam War, has died. He was 95.
  • Kyser: Beloved Life member and Lucas Chapter Treasurer passes admin Beloved Life member and Lucas Chapter Treasurer, Jim Kyser passed away yesterday.
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  • Lansford, LA chapter member dies admin
  • Lewis: Author, screenwriter Jack Lewis dies in Hawaii admin “LtCol. Jack Lewis died Saturday May 24, 2009. He died due to a fight with lung cancer. He lived a long and celebrated life. A war hero, stunt man, book writer, editor, business owner, and father to three sons and two daughters as well as a grandfather to three grandsons and five grand daughters. He was loved and respected. We will all miss him.” -- Kehau Kuala, his daughter
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  • Marrufo: CC GySgt. Benny Marrufo Passes admin Retired GySgt. Benny Marrufo, 75, of Aurora, CO died January 1 of medical complications. Benny enlisted in 1953 and served as a combat correspondent in Vietnam in 1965-66 at the Danang Press Center and again in 1969-70 as a member of the Department of Defense MoPic Team.
  • Marth: CC Life member, motion picture and still photographer Rudy Marth passes admin It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of CC Life member Rudy Marth on January 9 in Woodbridge, VA. Marth, both a motion picture and still photographer in the Marine Corps, was a retired Gunnery Sergeant who later became a film editor and worked for Capitol Films.
  • McCann: Former NY chapter president Hank McCann dies admin Henry “Hank” McCann, 82, Massapequa, NY died November 14 following a lengthy illness. Prior to his death Hank was the long-time President of the New York Chapter and was very active in the Association for many years. He was interred in the National Cemetery in Calverton, NY
  • McEwen: CC President, mayor and officer passes admin 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.
  • McEwen: Mary Carter McEwen, wife of Bob McEwen dies at 84 admin MCEWEN, Mary Carter (Faust), 84, died Dec. 12 at Largo Medical Center of natural causes, following a series of health problems over three years.
  • McMahon: Korean war photographer Henry "Sonny" M. McMahon, 81, dies admin Henry "Sonny" M. McMahon 81, died Aug. 8, 2008 at the Merrimack Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born on Oct.17th 1926 in Cambridge MA, the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth McMahon.
  • Merillat: Early PA officer dies at 94 admin Herb Merillat wrote two books about the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • Mescall: Life Member passed away admin Life Member Richard F. Mescall, Jr., 67, passed away suddenly at his home in Fallbrook, Calif., July 11, 2010. He was born in Long Beach, but was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dick joined the Marine Corps one month after high school graduation in 1960. He served for 21 years, retiring as a Master Gunnery Sgt. (E-9).
  • Miller: General passes admin Life Member Major General Donald E.P. "Dep" Miller, USMC Retired, passed away November 14, 2012, at the age of 77.
  • Mrdutt: China Marine combat cameraman passes admin Mert was an old China Marine and later an excellent motion picture cameraman who served in that capacity in many places where Marines serve
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  • Noble: Magazine publisher dies admin Associate life member Armond M. Noble, 77, Sacramento, CA, publisher, died of cancer Feb 1 2012, at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. He began International Travel News, and in 1984, Military, both of which are currently in publication.
  • Nolen: CC passes admin Born in Delight, AR, Mr. Nolen was a graduate of Texarkana Texas High School. He retired from the United States Marine Corps after 34 years of service. Mr. Nolen was a member of Battle Hill Masonic Lodge, United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, Torrey Oaks Golf Club, Douglasville Hunting Club and the American Legion.
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  • O'Brien: Oldest living CC passes admin Marine Cyril J. O'Brien cheered when he watched the American flag being raised over Japanese soil in 1945. He wasn't atop Mt. Suribachi but he was close, watching from the invasion beach and coming ashore on Iwo Jima as a combat correspondent with the 3rd Marine Division.
  • O'Neal: Past President and holder of various offices, is laid to rest admin He was born on October 2, 1940 to Joseph and Joan O'Neal in Chicago, Illinois. He was a highly decorated United States Marine, of 26 years which included the Purple Heart. Retiring at the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant, after honorably serving his country, he went on to become an executive at two Aerospace companies (Rockwell & Hughes).
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  • Poos: CC Bob Poos, AP correspondent dies after a lengthy illness admin Robert Poos, who covered the Vietnam War as a reporter for the Associated Press and later served as managing editor for the outspokenly pro-military magazine Soldier of Fortune, has died at age 78.Poos died on Monday at a hospice in Arlington, Va., where he had been under care for nearly two years for respiratory ailments, his wife, Bobbie Poos, said. He recently had suffered a broken hip and a broken elbow in falls.
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  • Ramona Robertson a MarForPac treasure passes admin
  • Ray: Vietnam era CC passes admin Gunnery Sgt. Richard Leigh Ray, USMC (ret), 66, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013. He was born in Seattle, Wash. to the late Thomas Bennette Ray, Jr. and Frances Nadine Roddewig Ray. Mr. Ray served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and The Siege of Beirut.
  • Ripley: Last honors for Col. John Ripley admin
  • Ripley: Remembering Col. John Ripley, American War Hero admin When I learned of the recent death of legendary Marine Col. John Ripley, I cried. I will always wish I could have been in his presence just one more time.
  • Ross: Longtime CC Charlie Ross Passes In Winter Park admin CCHQ was advised November 6 of the death of longtime CC and Florida Chapter member Charles "Charlie" Ross, a resident of Winter Park, FL. Charlie, a retired gunnery sergeant, was in the photographic field his entire career. He served with a motion picture team in Vietnam in 1966-67.
  • Russert: 'Meet the Press' moderator Tim Russert dies admin The CCs and all Americans lost a good one June 13, 2009 when Tim Russert of "Meet the Press" fame died of a heart attack.
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  • Savatt Jr.: Longtime CC Russ Savatt Passes admin Russell W. Savatt, Jr. MGySgt. USMC (Ret.) died peacefully on September 7, 2015, at his home in Poway, California. He was 87 years old. Services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Miramar National Cemetery. Russell was raised in Kings Park, NY and is preceded in death by his parents Russell W. & Helen Savatt and his sister Sally (Joe) LaValle. Russell is survived by his wife Josephine, four children: Laura Reynolds (Jim), Russell W. Savatt III (Chris), Mark Savatt and Claudine Hagerstrom (Robert) and their beloved grandchildren.
  • Scaran: Longtime supporter Passes admin Life Member A. J. "Tony" Scaran, 82, died April 8 at his home in Orange, CA of complications attributed to Agent Orange. A long-time supporter of this Association, his A. J.'s Publishing Company ad was a mainstay in our annual Conference Journal.
  • Schlosberg: Herb Schlosberg, longtime supporter of Toys for Tots program dies admin Southern California’s Toys-For-Tots coordinator and head Marine honcho Colonel Herb Schlosberg, passed away quietly in his sleep 24 Feb., 2009, in Sherman Oaks.
  • Schlossenberg: Oldest CC passes admin Irving Schlossenberg was born March 19, 1918 in Baltimore and lived in Overland Park, Kan., where he passed away. He served as a Marine combat correspondent during World War II from 1942 to 1945, during which he served in five pacific campaigns, including four first-wave landings. He was the oldest living combat correspondent at the time of his death.
  • Schultze: life member and supporter passes admin Ed Schultze, 88, of LaMesa, CA. was a Life Member of the Association and one of its strongest supporters. A veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, was one of the few members of our field to rise to and hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He retired after 29 years of distinguished service. He was preceded in death by his wife Ellie who he proposed to in Grand Central Station, New York.
  • Segel: Past National President Dies admin Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas D. Segel, USMC (Ret) - a twice wounded Korean War veteran, Marine Corps combat correspondent, freelance writer and veteran of 26 years' service- died September 30 in Harlingen, TX. He was 81.
  • Service for Gen Mundy, 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps admin
  • Services held for Jack Lewis admin
  • Services held for John Funk admin
  • Springer: Former Executive Director passes admin MGySgt. Bob Springer, 84, suffered a heart attack and died in San Diego, CA on October 9. Services will be held at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on November 12. The information was passed to CCHQ by Bob's oldest daughter, Rusty Rodriguez who indicated that Bob had been in apparently good health. As Rusty said "he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and we all miss him terribly."
  • Stavisky: Bernice, wife of Sam passes admin 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 1-352-748-4698.
  • Stavisky: Sam Stavisky honored at Arlington admin
  • Stavisky: Sam Stavisky, Denig Demon, dies at 93 admin Sam Stavisky, author of Marine Combat Correspondent: World War II in the Pacific, and a veteran Washington Post staffer, was one of the original Denig's Demons. He died Sunday morning at 93. Funeral will be held in Washington Thursday, September 25 with burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Stavisky: Stavisky family thanks CCs admin
  • Stephen Gude loses battle with cancer admin
  • Swindells: WWII vet passes admin WALTER ROBERTS SWINDELLS 92, who came to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in 1972 "by way of Florida, New York, Texas, and California," sometime managing editor of The Anglican Digest (1974-1981) and founding editor (Old Stubby Fingers) of the Anglican News Exchange (1978-1985) died on March 23, 2012. A retired Captain of Marines, an archaic term he loved to use, he was born in Washington, D.C., on November 2, 1919, and raised in Florida. He married Margaret Dutill on August 17, 1941.
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  • Torres: Bob passes after long illness admin
  • Toys for Tots poster child dies admin
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  • Wasson: Rosenthal chapter mourns loss of longtime VP admin 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 himself.
  • Wolfkill: Purple Heart earning Cinematographer passes admin Grant F. Wolfkill former combat cinematographer USMCR in Pacific Theater WW II died June 14, 2017 at age 94. Grant was born November 29, 1922.
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  • Younghaus: Passed after a lengthy illness admin CC Paul Younghaus passed away on January 6, 2016, after a lengthy illness.
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  • Zurick: Honorary Life member dies admin During WWII Andrew served with the Marines in the Pacific, where he met Pat, who was serving in the Navy. A resident of Arizona since 1974, Andrew previously served on the Chicago Ridge, Illinois Board of Trustees. A service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, on February 16th.

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