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Post Mortem: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

Listen to Hubbard's 'Red Clay'

Freddie Hubbard, an influential Grammy-winning trumpet player, died Dec. 29. Read more of Hubbard's obituary here. Hubbard had a series of popular albums in the 1970s, including "Red Clay." Listen to this 10 minute YouTube clip of the 1970 jazz classic....

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 31, 2008; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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VIDEO: WWII Pilot Shares Personal Account of War

World War II fighter pilot Quentin C. Aanenson, who died of cancer Dec. 28, fought an incredibly dangerous war. Ninety of the 125 pilots in his 366th Fighter Group died. Of the 20 pilots who had trained with him, 15 were dead or missing and two wounded within the first...

By Mike McPhate  |  December 30, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Notable deaths of 2008

We're not doing a notable deaths of the Washington area in 2008 (I was the only one here interested in doing it, and to do it properly it should be a communal effort). So readers will be missing some significant local people, but the LA Times has a nice retrospective...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  December 29, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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