April 26, 2009 -- Bea Arthur, 86 -- Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress.
J.G. Ballard, 78 -- Novelist, "Empire of the Sun."
Ray Nance, 94 -- A D-Day survivor who was the last survivor of the Bedford Boys, whose heavy casualties came to symbolize the loss of American life at Normandy.
"I was the only one who crossed the beach that morning alive. It makes you wonder sometimes why you came back. I wonder."
THIS WEEK, THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF FOUR SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.
Army PFC Richard A Dewater, 21, of Topeka, KS
Marine LCpl Ray A Spencer II, 20, of Ridgecrest, CA
Marine Cpl William C Comstock, 21, of Van Buren, AR
Army CPL Brad A Davis, 21, of Garfield Heights, OH