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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • How much sleep have I lost worrying about daylight saving time?

    A full week later, I'm still savoring the extra hour of sleep I got last Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when daylight saving time officially ended for 2012. Of course, I lost that hour in the days since, lying awake thinking about the history of daylight...
  • William C. Ensor Jr., estate manager

    William C. Ensor Jr., estate manager
    William C. Ensor Jr., a retired estate manager and decorated World War II veteran, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Lorien Mays Chapel. He was 91. The son of farmers, William Clark Ensor Jr. was born in Monkton and later moved with his family to Ruxton,...
  • Ravens celebrate Veterans Day before Raiders game

    Ravens celebrate Veterans Day before Raiders game
    Standard-issue camouflage almost outnumbered the fan-favorite purple variety as the Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium. Dozens of veterans, many in uniform,...
  • Veterans honored at Bel Air ceremony Sunday

    Veterans honored at Bel Air ceremony Sunday
    Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and elsewhere gathered at Bel Air Memorial Gardens Sunday afternoon to honor everyone who has ever served in the U.S. military. American Legion Harford Post 39 hosted the Veterans Day ceremony, held...
  • Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor

    Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor
    Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
  • Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore

    Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore
    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a...
  • Dr. Joshua Breschkin

    Dr. Joshua Breschkin
    Dr. Joshua Breschkin, a retired optometrist whose early work with contact lenses earned him the respect of well-known Baltimore Colts and Orioles players, died of stroke complications Nov. 6 at his Cross Keys home. He was 94. "He saved my career in pro...
  • Veterans receive long-overdue honors at Fort Meade

    Veterans receive long-overdue honors at Fort Meade
    Dr. Charles E. Rath Jr. and Charles Shyab both earned the Bronze Star for their valor in battle, but neither soldier collected his medal. At a recent ceremony at Fort Meade, the two veterans, who served in battles more than two decades apart, stood...
  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
  • Charles H. Latrobe III, highly decorated Navy fighter pilot

    Charles H. Latrobe III, highly decorated Navy fighter pilot
    Charles H. Latrobe III, a retired Koppers Co. executive who was a highly decorated World War II Navy night fighter pilot, died Feb. 16 of complications from pneumonia at Roland Park Place. He was 90. "He was a very private person who had the highest...
  • William D. Waxter III, securities analyst

    William D. Waxter III, securities analyst
    William Deal Waxter III, a retired securities analyst and World War II veteran, died of a stroke Feb. 11 at Broadmead Retirement Community. The former Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lombardy Place, he spent his summers at...
  • The Justice League of America salutes Maryland

    The Justice League of America salutes Maryland
    It's about time Maryland got its own comic book. Well, maybe not its own comic book, but at least prominent display on the cover of a comic book. This month's first issue of DC Comics' "Justice League of America," available Feb. 20, is being published...