Born: Aug. 31, 1919
Died: April 25, 1999
Wife: Paige (Figgatt) Nash
Sgt. Kenneth Nelson - Crisfield, Md.
Kenneth Nelson performed in a quartet with fellow Crisfield residents Charles Lowe, Woodrow Thomas and Raydie Sterling on the 1943 Christmas show. The group sang “You’ll Know Then, Dear,” an original song they dedicated to their wives. Nelson was wounded in a 1944 battle in which six Maryland soldiers were killed. He died in 1999.
Died: Oct. 16, 1999
Sgt. Jesse Nusbaum - Westminster, Md.
Born: Jan. 12, 1908
Died: Nov. 5, 2005
Wife: Mabel (Greenholtz) Nusbaum
Reporter Tom O'Neill
Thomas O'Neill, The Baltimore Sun’s London Bureau Chief during World War II, was an accomplished political reporter. He had joined The Sun in 1927 and in 1928 gained praise for his coverage of New York Governor Alfred E. Smith’s presidential campaign. Early in 1943 he opened the paper’s London bureau and later that year worked with correspondents Lee McCardell and Holbrook Bradley to produce the Christmas show. During his career he covered 16 national and numerous state political conventions, the Teapot Dome political scandal, and was a White House correspondent. He also covered the Alger Hiss spy case, an assignment that ultimately landed him on Richard Nixon's “enemies list,” much to his delight. He spent the last several years of his career as a political columnist for The Sunpapers. O’Neill died at age 66 in 1971.
Born: Dec. 26, 1904
Died: April 9, 1971
Wife: Jolanda (DiGiorgio) O’Neill