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Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, of Shenandoah, Iowa, a Stryker Brigade soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Monday in Kandahar province...
Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, of Shenandoah, Iowa, a Stryker Brigade soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Monday in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The Army has not released a cause of death.
Darrell Royal, 88, who over 20 years of coaching football at the University of Texas won two national championships and turned the Longhorns into a national power, died Wednesday in Austin, Texas, of complications of cardiovascular disease. He also coached at the University of Washington in 1956.
Ora Lee Malone, 93, a leader of the trade-union movement who worked for equal rights for women and blacks at home and abroad, and helped fight for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, died Oct. 30 in St. Louis, a month after suffering a heart attack.
Han Suyin, a physician and a prolific author known for the sweeping novel that became the Hollywood film "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" and for her outspoken championing of China under Mao Zedong, died Nov. 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is believed to have been 96.
Elliott Carter, 103, an American composer born in the horse-and-buggy era whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday in Manhattan.
Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, upon joining the Champions Tour, died Monday of pancreatic cancer in Carlsbad, Calif.
Milt Campbell, 78, the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956, who went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, died Nov. 2 in Gainesville, Ga. He had prostate cancer.
James R. Dumpson, 103, a social worker who as New York City's commissioner of welfare in the 1960s fiercely defended relief as necessary and moral but also strived to combat welfare fraud, died Monday in Manhattan.
Frank Peppiatt, 85, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, died of bladder cancer Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Frances Hashimoto, 60, a business and civic leader whose Los Angeles company popularized the Japanese-style treat known as mochi ice cream — and expanded from one shop to a $13 million-a-year business — died of lung cancer last Sunday in Pasadena, Calif.
Teri Shields, 79, who weathered criticism as she promoted and managed the career of her daughter, actress Brooke Shields, from the girl's infancy until 1994, died Oct. 31 in Manhattan after a long illness linked to dementia.
Carmen Basilio, 85, a welterweight and middleweight boxing champion of the 1950s who fought two brutal bouts with Sugar Ray Robinson, winning his middleweight title and then losing it to him, died Wednesday in Rochester, N.Y. No cause was given.
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, 98, who led his country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, died of heart failure Tuesday in Sofia.