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  • Pylesville World War II veteran honored for service on 90th birthday

    Pylesville World War II veteran honored for service on 90th birthday
    Members of the Grande View community in Pylesville gathered Saturday, June 7, to honor their friend and neighbor, Jim Bradley Sr., a World War II veteran whose 90th birthday fell on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion a day earlier. The D-Day...
  • 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,...
  • The U.S. should stay out of Iraq [Commentary]

    The U.S. should stay out of Iraq [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama has illegally dispatched 300 military trainers or advisors to Iraq to support an illegal sectarian Shiite government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging...
  • For Aberdeen, Memorial Day is not just 'a red-letter day on a calendar'

    For Aberdeen, Memorial Day is not just 'a red-letter day on a calendar'
    The phrase "old soldiers never die; they just fade away," has long been a staple of soldiers' songs, and it was even uttered by famed Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The phrase has become part of the American lexicon, but Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett broke...
  • Tribute to Western Maryland College professor who died in Vietnam War [Eagle Archives]

    Tribute to Western Maryland College professor who died in Vietnam War [Eagle Archives]
    Etched in the black granite memorial of the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street are the names and faces of the county's 18 fallen heroes from the Vietnam War. The likeness of Lt. Col. James B. Moore, who was born on Jan. 6, 1931, in...
  • Hundreds gather in Bel Air to remember all those who died for our freedom

    Hundreds gather in Bel Air to remember all those who died for our freedom
    "Today we remember those who are not with us because they sacrificed their lives for our freedom," Richard Gebhard, master of ceremonies for Bel Air's 30th Memorial Day Ceremony said in greeting the huge crowd gathered on the green and in the shade of...
  • The VA's Shinseki is not the problem [Commentary]

    The VA's Shinseki is not the problem [Commentary]
    Calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over ridiculously excessive wait times for VA medical appointments and, moreover, for the falsification of data that would have illuminated these and related problems,...
  • Navy football will be in West Division when it joins American Athletic Conference in 2015

    Navy football will be in West Division when it joins American Athletic Conference in 2015
    The American Athletic Conference (AAC) announced Friday the two six-team divisions the conference will use when Navy joins for football in 2015. Navy will play in the West Division, along with Houston, Memphis, Southern Methodist, Tulane and Tulsa....
  • English is a big language

    A recent article at Slate by Gretchen McCulloch, "Why Do You Think You're Right About Language? You're Not," prompts some fruitful thinking about idiolects.  An idiolect is "not just vocabulary; it's everything from how we pronounce certain words to how...
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    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,...
  • National Guard commander leads from experience

    National Guard commander leads from experience
    The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of...
  • Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership

    Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership
    As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...