| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Harford County held a veterans' muster in Bel Air Saturday, an event designed to get Harford and Cecil County veterans connected with the appropriate services, as well as to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and women who served during World War II,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned.
His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81.
Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:51 AM
When 160,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers flung themselves at Hitler's Fortress Europe on this day seventy years ago, it was the first step on a long march.
They marched through Normandy and Brittany, through Lorraine, across the Rhine into...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell.
It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Carl Powell was a high school junior in the Pittsburgh area when his father had a stroke in 1977.
"That scared the hell out of me," Powell said. "I saw what effect of not being healthy could do. He was 40 and he never walked again."
| May 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
On May 7, 1945, sixty-nine years ago, Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl affixed his name to the instrument of surrender and the war in Europe was over.
Price Day of The Baltimore Sun witnessed that quiet, somber ceremony, the only staff correspondent of an...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Richard Bankerd, a hairstylist who owned a salon and competed in major industry competitions, died of lymphoma May 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. A resident of the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore, he was 71.
"He had trophies that are...