Survivor of WWII Bataan Death March dies at 99
BY Wire Reports
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
11/13/12 at 6:01 AM
Virgil Wallace, who was New Mexico's oldest survivor of World War II's Bataan Death March has died at the age of 99.
After enlisting with the Army in 1941, Wallace worked as a fuse setter with the 200th Coast Guard Artillery Unit. He was among the 1,800 members of the 200th and 515th Coast Guard Artillery Units who were ordered to surrender to Japanese forces on April 9, 1942.
The troops were forced to march to Japanese prison camps in what became known as the Bataan Death March. Those who collapsed along the way were shot or bayoneted.
National bobsled champ 'Dew Drop' Morgan dies
Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan, a national bobsled champion and former manager of the U.S. Olympic team, died Saturday in Lake Placid, N.Y. He was 90.
Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., in 1922, Morgan attended the bobsled races at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, getting a ride on the shoulders of American gold medalist Billy Fiske, and was hooked.
After serving as a bombardier in World War II and the Korean War, Morgan started sliding actively in the 1950s and won the national championship as a brakeman in 1959 with Tuffy Latour.
Morgan never made the Winter Olympics as a competitor. He was in the running for the 1960 team when it was decided that there would be no bobsled competition in Squaw Valley.
TV exec of 'Love Boat,' 'Hawaii Five-O' fame dies
Television executive Henry Colman, whose credits include "The Love Boat," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Green Acres," died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 89.
In 1951, Colman became assistant to the director for "Kraft Television Theatre" and later worked on such series as "Robert Montgomery Presents" and "Colgate Comedy Hour."
As a television executive, Colman oversaw the pilot of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and worked on "Green Acres" and "Hawaii Five-O."
In the 1970s, he helped develop "The Love Boat." He also produced the 1980s series "Hotel."