1987 — Sun City, Calif.
WAR CORRESPONDENT; Robert Vermillion wrote many articles, including some on the 57th Bomb Wing in the MTO; In this case, the STORY of the 447th BS (321st BG) B-25 Mitchells/ Combat Mission of 22 Jan. 1944 and loss of Gunner Delmore Monroe.(KIA) Vermillion was "ON BOARD" the B-25 that day and reported the Loss.
WAR CORRESPONDENT ROBERT VERMILLION, 72: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 4, 1987
Deceased Name: WAR CORRESPONDENT ROBERT VERMILLION, 72
Orlando Sentinel: May 03, 1987 SUN CITY, CALIF. — ROBERT VERMILLION, 72, combat correspondent for United Press International during World War II and the Korean War, died Saturday. He moved to Sun City in 1978 after a 20-year career at Newsweek magazine.
Robert Vermillion, combat correspondent for United Press International
during World War II and the Korean conflict, has died of complications arising
from diabetes, his wife said. He was 72.
Mr. Vermillion, who jumped with British and American paratroopers during
his years as a war correspondent, had moved to Sun City in 1978 after a 20-
year career at Newsweek magazine, his wife, Betty, said. He died Saturday.
Mr. Vermillion joined United Press in Philadelphia during the Depression
years. He was working in New York City when World War II broke out and was
dispatched overseas, where he covered front-line combat in Italy and Africa.
He was in Greece when Allied troops liberated the country in 1944, and
lived in the Mediterranean country for a year covering the guerrilla war waged
by communist insurgents.
After serving as UPI bureau chief in Miami, Mr. Vermillion was assigned to
report from Korea when communist forces invaded the south in 1950.
Mr. Vermillion left UPI in 1954 when he and his wife founded their own
newspaper, the Okinawa Morning Sun, on the Japanese island.
The couple sold the newspaper three years later and returned to the United
States, where Mr. Vermillion took a job as a general editor for Newsweek.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Robert
Author: United Press International.
Edition: SPORTS FINAL 1987, Chicago Tribune Company. All rights reserved.
Robert Vermillion, war correspondent: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - May 3, 1987
Deceased Name: Robert Vermillion, war correspondent
SUN CITY, Calif. (UPI) Robert Vermillion, 72, a combat correspondent for
United Press International in World War II and the Korean conflict, died
yesterday. Mr. Vermillion, who jumped with British and U.S. paratroopers, later
worked for Newsweek magazine for 20 years. He died after a stroke suffered
when he was recovering from surgery for a gangrenous foot brought on by
diabetes, his wife, Betty, said. He joined the former United Press during the
Depression, and in World War II he covered combat in Italy and Africa. He was in
Greece when the Allies liberated the country in 1944. He was in Korea when
communist forces invaded the south in 1950. He left UPI in 1954 when he and
his wife founded the Okinawa Morning Sun. They sold it three years later,
and he became a general editor of Newsweek.
Edition: FIVE STAR SPORTS FINAL - 1987 Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.
Researched by WWII Historical Researcher Patti Johnson.