Milestones: Feb. 16, 1968

Died. General LeRoy P. Hunt, 75, leader of the first U.S. Marine assault against Japan on Guadalcanal in August 1942, and assistant commander of the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific campaign's last great battle on Okinawa in June 1945; of an apparent heart attack; in San Francisco.

Died. Pitirim A. Sorokin, 79, eminent Russian-born sociologist and longtime (1931-1964) Harvard professor; in Winchester, Mass. Sorokin's theory of historical change, as laid down in his Social and Cultural Dynamics, centered on the distinction between "sensate" or materialistic values and "ideational" values based on faith and love. Western civilization, he felt, was far too...