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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, Sun photographer

    Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, Sun photographer
    Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, a photography director whose career at The Baltimore Sun spanned nearly two decades, died Friday of complications from dementia at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 80. "Lew was skilled at his trade and knew cameras and film back...
  • 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...
  • Sparrows Point auction brings hundreds to buy mill's pieces

    Sparrows Point auction brings hundreds to buy mill's pieces
    Hundreds of people gathered on site and online Wednesday for the first public opportunity to buy the silenced remains of the Sparrows Point steel mill — from forklifts and slab haulers to cabinets and snowblowers. Among the hopeful bidders:...
  • 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...
  • What Steel City can teach Charm City

    What Steel City can teach Charm City
    I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing. Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan. We covered a lot of ground in our hourlong phone...
  • Standing up to the NRA? Now that would be courageous

    Standing up to the NRA? Now that would be courageous
    Richard Vatz takes us on a meandering journey in his op-ed "Who will be our next profiles in courage?" (Jan. 15). He wonders "Where do our current leaders land on the courage criterion? ... Will they recognize, as one of my colleagues puts it, that...
  • Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., BGE executive

    Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., BGE executive
    Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive who was a decorated World War II Marine, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 92. Born and raised in Collingswood, N.J., Mr. Sinclair was...
  • Christmas tree lights were an extravagance in early 1900s

    One of the first references to a decorated and electrically lit Christmas tree on display in Carroll County may be found in a history of the Westminster Woman's Club, which documents a Westminster Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 20, 1928, at the...
  • Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator

    Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator
    Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91. Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
  • In NRA-land, we're all crack shots and cold-blooded killers

    In NRA-land, we're all crack shots and cold-blooded killers
    After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into...