Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, 1938–2014
The U.S. Naval Institute lost a longtime friend on 28 September with the passing of Colonel Joseph “Joe” Hammond Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired). A combat veteran and accomplished military historian, Colonel Alexander was a regular contributor to Naval History and earned the magazine’s Author of the Year award for his April 2010 article about the Battle of Peleliu, “A Bitter Hemorrhage of Fighting” (pp. 44–50). His last Naval History piece, a review of Albertus Catlin’s book, With the Help of God and a Few Marines, appeared in the October issue (p. 68). He also contributed articles to Proceedings.