| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Just before Christmas, Peggy and Robert Marchanti spoke via Skype about presents he could give to the Afghan officers he had been working with. The Army National Guard officer told his wife back in Baltimore that he was making real progress in his efforts...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist troops against South Vietnamese and American forces and their allies is regarded as the turning point in that...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins, the commander of the Maryland National Guard, visited with Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II last fall as he drilled at an Army base in Virginia.
"He was so proud of his soldiers and what they had accomplished," Adkins said...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:04 AM
Funeral services for Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, an Army National Guard officer killed Feb. 25 in Afghanistan, are set for today at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Lutherville.
The 48-year-old major left his Gardenville home in September on his...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:54 AM
ON THE SITE...
City police investigate eight shootings since Friday: A 29-year-old man who was shot in the leg early Monday in Pigtown was the eighth person shot in Baltimore since Friday afternoon, according to police. Two of the victims died....
| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:04 PM
The wife and four children of Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II stood silently before his casket Monday. Their arms were wrapped firmly around one another in a display of family solidarity and devotion for the soldier killed in Afghanistan.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, 48, was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Marchanti, a 25-year member of the Maryland National Guard, was one of two officers killed last month in Afghanistan. Violence erupted in Kabul, where Marchanti was...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Kevin Costner, a superstar for two dozen years, hasn't had a big film hit in years. But overseas and out of camera sight, he's been renewing connections with international fans — as a singer.
Releasing CDs in Europe while performing on three...
| Dec 27, 2011
This holiday season, thousands of families are welcoming home children, siblings, spouses and parents from the Middle East. For family members and service members alike, this return marks a long-anticipated and joyful reunion. But for the soldiers,...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived.
Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:38 PM
For the soldiers of Task Force Raven in Afghanistan, the tempo is high, the roads are rough, and the work is dangerous.
The Maryland National Guardsmen, members of the 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, carry equipment through insurgent-...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Maryland National Guard Sgt. Darren Lebowitz is leaving soon for Afghanistan as many U.S. troops return home.
Lebowitz, who has served three tours in Iraq, volunteered for the mission.
"I'm a glutton for punishment," he said as he trained Tuesday at...