Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy Doral Chenoweth
News Organization: UNITED PRESS
WORLD WAR II (1939-1945)
Killed Dec. 23 by a German bomb during World War II in a village near the western front. He covered the Allied advance through France and Belgium. The New York Times referred to him as "one of the ablest and best liked war correspondents" in the European theater. He was 30 when he was killed and had been involved in journalism since starting to work at age 15 on a weekly newspaper in his hometown of Ontario, Calif.