The Associated Press has published an obituary for Ed Chlapowski, "the man who notified the world that Pearl Harbor was being bombed by the Japanese." Mr. Chlapowski died Sunday of cancer at his home in Billings, Mont. He was 88 and had cancer. According to the AP, Mr. Chlapowski was...
John P. Wheeler III, a veteran of Washington politics who had worked in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and played a key role in establishing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been found dead in a Delaware landfill. His death was ruled a homicide after his body...
In 1939, Angus M. Thuermer was an eager young journalist working for the Associated Press in Berlin. Every once in a while, he'd take a roundabout route on his morning commute in order to pass by the Third Reich's offices just to see what was going on--usually nothing. Then one...
T. Rees Shapiro
| May 8, 2010; 8:00 AM ET |
Categories: Local Lives, Military , World War II | Tags: Adolf Hitler, Associated Press, Berlin, Germany, History, Newseum, Schutzstaffel, Third Reich
Save & Share:
On Aug. 6, 1945, 12 Americans flying aboard the Enola Gay B-29 bomber changed the course of World War II (and the future of global geopolitics) when they dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. One of them was Dick Jeppson, then a 23-year-old second lieutenant in the...
| April 6, 2010; 5:09 PM ET |
Categories: Emma Brown, Military | Tags: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dick Jeppson died, Enola Gay, History, Japan, Little Boy, Nuclear weapon, Twentieth Century, World War II
Save & Share:
Vietnam still resonates in the American body politic after nearly 40 years. The obit I wrote for today's paper, of Lt. Gen. Julian J. Ewell, is a case in point. Gen. Ewell was a top commander in Vietnam during the 1968-70 period and in the latter half of that period...
In the next few days, we'll have a short obit for Robert C. Woodside, a Navy commander who became an expert in guided missile engineering and later worked as an Army Department personnel specialist. Woodside, 89, died of cancer July 27 at his home in Clarksville. If you have 10...