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Robert B. Cochrane

90, Died May 29

FORMER WAR CORRESPONDENT FOR THE SUN IN BALTIMORE

Cochrane started out at The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen, and after graduating from Duke University, he worked for the Durham (N.C.) Herald before moving to The Sun in 1934. Cochrane covered the U.S. Navy when World War II began, but was later assigned to the Pacific theater where he opened The Sun's Toyko bureau. Cochrane was one of 200 journalists to witness Japan formally surrender during a 22-minute ceremony aboard the USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. The story was included in the 1962 book "Masterpieces of World War II Reporting." In 1946, he became the first employee of WMAR-TV, owned by The Sun.

Chester A. Higgins

83, Died May 25

FORMER EDITOR FOR DETROIT EDITION OF PITTSBURGH COURIER

Higgins was a reporter with the Louisville (Ky.) Defender and city editor of the Detroit edition of the Pittsburgh Courier. He began his journalism career serving in the U. …

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