Jack Callaghan, 64, a former vice president and station...

July 31, 1995

Jack Callaghan, 64, a former vice president and station manager of WSOC-TV and a pioneer in North Carolina television news, died of a heart attack Thursday in Charlotte, N.C. He retired in April from WSOC-TV, which he helped found. Among those at his retirement luncheon was Nightline anchor Ted Koppel. Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue, Robin Leach and Joan Lunden all sent messages. During 38 years at the station, he was a weatherman, sports announcer, program manager, news anchor and editorialist.

Maj. Richard J. Meadows, 64, who led attempts to rescue prisoners in Vietnam and hostages in Iran as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, died Saturday of leukemia in Crestview, Fla. He joined the Army at age 15. He led more than 24 missions behind enemy lines in Vietnam, where he received a battlefield commission to captain. He had learned Friday he was to receive the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Clinton.

William D. Morgan, 53, a veteran political consultant who helped Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards win his 1991 gubernatorial election, died of cancer Friday in Baton Rouge. He had worked professionally in Democratic election campaigns since 1970. He had his own political consulting firm since 1983.


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