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  • Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]

    Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]
    Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front lines of Korea in December 1950 as a field medic with the 2nd Infantry Division when his unit was overrun by enemy forces. Gantt was thrown into a prison camp and reportedly died there in March 1951. But his wife, Clara Gantt, refused to lose faith. She never remarried, hoping that he would come home someday.
  • Brian Power-Waters, aviator and competitive senior athlete

    Brian Power-Waters, aviator and competitive senior athlete
    Brian Power-Waters, whose boyhood dream of becoming an aviator led to a long career as a military and commercial pilot and, at age 78, took him back to the skies in ultralight planes and hang gliders, died July 21 after surgery at Shore Medical Center...

    Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron

    Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron
    When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight...

    Mamer skippers Navy 44 to win in Annapolis-Bermuda Race in light air

    For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race. "The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa,...

    James E.T. Hopkins, thoracic surgeon and World War II veteran

    James E.T. Hopkins, thoracic surgeon and World War II veteran
    Dr. James Ellicott Tyson Hopkins, a retired thoracic surgeon and decorated World War II veteran who drew on his battlefield experience to advocate for the use of body armor, died of heart failure Monday at his home near Bel Air. He was 99. He served...