Longtime AP Pentagon Reporter Fred Hoffman Dies at 100

From an AP obit by Lolita C. Baldor and Tara Copp headlined “Longtime AP Pentagon reporter Fred Hoffman, who was lauded for his Vietnam coverage, dies at 100”:

Fred S. Hoffman, a longtime Associated Press reporter who covered the Defense Department for more than two decades and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for an investigation into the black market in Vietnam has died.

Well known within the Pentagon, Hoffman was recalled as a tough, enterprising, ethical and tireless reporter who spent nearly 40 years in the news business, including 36 with the AP. After retiring from the AP, he served as the chief spokesman and policy adviser to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.