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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Elkridge gentleman becomes an officer in 1965 [History Matters]

    July 1965 "Promoted to Lt. Colonel: James Paul Libertini of 5810 Lawyers Hill Road in Elkridge has recently been promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He is a member of the 6176th U.S. Army terminal, USAR, Baltimore,...
  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day
    Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from...
  • D-Day veterans remember invasion

    D-Day veterans remember invasion
    Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell. It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
  • Ellicott City parachutist dropping into France for D-Day 70th

    Ellicott City parachutist dropping into France for D-Day 70th
    An Ellicott City resident has spent this past week in Normandy, taking an unique perspective on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Scott Gray, 48, a member of the Maryland-based Round Canopy Parachute Team, is taking part in...
  • Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]

    Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]
    Kids' lives these days are filled with superheroes who never did anything because they never existed. Children know all the movies and all the superhuman strengths of such fictional characters, but I wonder how many grandfathers these days tell their...
  • Celebrate First Fridays downtown, American Legion post

    It's June First Fridays, dear readers, This evening (Friday) in downtown Havre de Grace, 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, the Joseph L. Davis, Post 47 American Legion, 501 St. John St. will hold a pavilion party this evening, 5 to 8 p.m., with live music and...
  • 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...
  • D-Day is dumb day for too many

    D-Day is dumb day for too many
    Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about...
  • On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]

    On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]
    The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from those two...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours

    Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours
    Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...