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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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  • Volunteer firefighter returns to work after amputation

    Volunteer firefighter returns to work after amputation
    It's a typical scene at fire departments everywhere: lockers lining the garage, with coats hanging and boots at the ready for quick changes when an emergency calls. But at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company one boot has a leg sticking out of it....
  • Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness

    Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness
    Laurel resident Lisa Willis is looking forward to wearing a royal blue and lime green ribbon to brighten the spring landscape during the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll at Granville Gude Park on Saturday. Organized by the newly formed Amputee...
  • Bel Air Chamber of Commerce surveys town residents [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, April 9, 1964: The Junior Chamber of Commerce of Bel Air distributed surveys to area residents 50 years ago this week. The results Were to be made available to all governmental, educational and civic...
  • 'Hockey for Heroes' to benefit wounded warriors

    'Hockey for Heroes' to benefit wounded warriors
    For 24 straight hours next weekend, hockey players will be passing, checking and taking shots on goal during an end-of-season fundraiser to benefit wounded members of the military. "Hockey for Heroes" was the brainchild of Amy Hitt, an Annapolis hockey...
  • 'Exoskeleton' helps paraplegics walk again

    'Exoskeleton' helps paraplegics walk again
    Marcela Turnage does the challenging, such as skiing, sailing and horseback riding. And the more mundane, like shoveling snow from the driveway. What the active 32-year-old mother doesn't do is walk. She hasn't since a car accident in 2002 took her...
  • 44 years after risking life for comrades, helicopter pilot gets his Silver Star

    44 years after risking life for comrades, helicopter pilot gets his Silver Star
    It was the kind of mission that Warrant Officer George Carlton Bloodworth flew daily in Vietnam. But on Sept. 20, 1969, it went badly wrong. Bloodworth was piloting the second of two scout helicopters on a reconnaissance mission over the Mekong Delta...
  • Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist

    Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist
    Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Ruxton resident...
  • Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease

    Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease
    When Charlie Schneider came back one day in June after being out fishing near his Tilghman Island home, he noticed he was getting chills. His left ankle itched and got worse and worse through the evening. It eventually started to throb a bit, and he...
  • Alice E. Krupsaw, federal worker

    Alice E. Krupsaw, federal worker
    Alice E. Krupsaw, a retired federal worker who found joy in creative and artistic endeavors, died Dec. 16 of undetermined causes at the Milford Manor Nursing Home in Pikesville. She was 106. Alice Ettlin was born in Washington, the oldest of three...
  • Laurel couple helps wounded vets enjoy hunting trips

    Laurel couple helps wounded vets enjoy hunting trips
    Operation Second Chance is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who serve their country — helping wounded veterans transition back to civilian life through a variety of means, whether it's field trips to concerts, ball...
  • Brown proposes tax break for veterans

    Brown proposes tax break for veterans
    Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown marked Veterans Day on Monday by releasing a five-part plan for former members of the armed forces, including a tax break and help with employment and housing. Brown, the lieutenant governor...
  • After cycling stop in Howard County, Marine sets sights on California

    After cycling stop in Howard County, Marine sets sights on California
    On a bicycle built just for him, 28-year-old Rob Jones rode into the parking lot of Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville on Thursday to the cheers of the student body and the family and friends who came to see him. The former Marine and double...