Robert B. Oakley


Age: 83

Summary: U.S. career diplomat known for successfully handling some of the world's prickliest situations, including the capture of an American pilot by Somali militiamen in 1993 in what became known as the "Black Hawk Down" crisis.

Cause of Death: Parkinson's disease-like syndrome

Born: March 12, 1931

Died: December 10, 2014

Location: McLean, Virginia