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Tillman's 100th birthday marks one man's life, and a generation of service

Tillman's 100th birthday marks one man's life, and a generation of service

Reaching the 100-year mark is obviously a milestone in and of itself. But not everyone is feted with the sort of grand, two-day celebration that marked the centennial of Lutherville resident and retiredU.S. Army Corps of EngineersCol. Erland Tillman. Not only was Tillman joined by family members from as far away as Sweden and Norway; he was also presented with a medal from the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic for his role as commander of the U.S. Army 322nd Engineer Battalion of the 97th Infantry Division during the liberation of Czechoslovakia in the final months of World War II. At a celebration last month at the Brightwood Retirement Community, Tillman also received kudos from...

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