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  • Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County

    Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County
    The image that comes to mind when thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen is of a black World War II fighter pilot diving out of the clouds, the tail of his aircraft painted bright red, coming to save the day for American bomber crews. While those roughly 900...
  • Charlestown resident honored for D-Day service

    Charlestown resident honored for D-Day service
    Nearly 70 years ago, Harper Griswold, 88, was one of the 160,000 Allied troops taking part in the fight to liberate France from German occupation during World War II. For his efforts, Griswold was named "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by the French...
  • Louis F. Caralle Sr., railroader

    Louis F. Caralle Sr., railroader
    Louis F. Caralle Sr., a retired railroad man and decorated Korean War veteran, died Sunday of cancer at his Edgemere home. He was 80. The son of fruit vendors, Louis F. Caralle was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a vocational school...
  • Local Army Reserve battalion hosts Family Day

    Local Army Reserve battalion hosts Family Day
    As the wife of an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, Cheri Fish says she and her family have changed residences 10 times in 10 years. She knows another move is in store when her husband says, "We need to talk." Fish knows Army life can be hard on families...
  • Naval Academy sexual assault prevention moves into classroom

    Naval Academy sexual assault prevention moves into classroom
    Naval Academy midshipmen will get sexual assault prevention lessons as part of classroom education beginning this fall, the academy's new commandant said Wednesday. Previously, efforts to educate midshipmen about sexual assault and sexual harassment...
  • Looking back to when Laurel welcomed home first Southeast Asia POW

    Looking back to when Laurel welcomed home first Southeast Asia POW
    The specially modified, intelligence-gathering C-47 plane lifted off from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, March 23, 1961, and headed north toward Xieng Khouangville, a Communist-held area. The experienced Air Force crew was accompanied by Army Maj....
  • At age 95, 'Aunt Millie' continues serving Uncle Sam

    At age 95, 'Aunt Millie' continues serving Uncle Sam
    "Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
  • Erland A. Tillman, decorated Army officer

    Erland A. Tillman, decorated Army officer
    Col. Erland A. Tillman, a decorated Army officer and noted civil engineer who helped design the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro subway from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore, died of complications from heart failure Sept. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice...
  • A tribute to my first-grade teacher, Belle Fringer [Eagle Archives]

    A tribute to my first-grade teacher, Belle Fringer [Eagle Archives]
    For many, the beginning of another school year opens a floodgate of first childhood memories. First among equals in our storeroom of firsts is our first-grade teacher. What do you remember about your first-grade teacher? What was the name of your first-...
  • In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war

    In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war
    He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
  • State vies to be FAA drone test site

    State vies to be FAA drone test site
    Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry. Maryland is among 24 states vying...
  • Naval Academy shaves the rules for 'Movember'

    Naval Academy shaves the rules for 'Movember'
    The first thing they do to new male students at the Naval Academy is shave their heads. So it is a bit of a shock to see the guys sporting ... mustaches. But the button-downed Brigade of Midshipmen has received permission from the top of the chain of...