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Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, veteran
Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, veteran

Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, a retired decorated career Army officer who had fought in Vietnam and remained a staunch advocate for veterans, died Sunday at Northwest Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 74. The son of James Robert Nesbitt Sr., a cabdriver, and Mildred Alice Johnson Nesbitt, a bar owner, Earl William Nesbitt was born and raised in South Baltimore. After graduating in 1958 from Frederick Douglass High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1961 in biology from what is now Morgan State University. While at Morgan, he joined the ROTC and was a member of the Pershing Rifles. After graduating from college, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army in...

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