SEATTLE A day after the Army formally apologized for the wrongful conviction of 28 black soldiers in a riot and lynching in Seattle in 1944, one of the soldiers has died.
Rep. Jim McDermott says 83-year-old Samuel Snow died Sunday.
Snow came to Seattle to hear the formal apology delivered Saturday by Ronald James, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs. But he missed the ceremony at Discovery Park because he was admitted to Virginia Mason Hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
Snow's son, Ray Snow, says receiving the long-delayed honorable discharge left his father at ease.