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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Dr. Moreland Perkins, philosophy professor

    Dr. Moreland Perkins, philosophy professor
    Dr. Moreland Perkins, a philosophy professor who taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and was also former mayor of Riverdale Park, died Nov. 7 of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Roland Park resident was 85. "Moreland was highly...
  • 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...
  • Will we live to see another Republican president?

    For those of us born immediately after World War II, there is a distinct possibility many of us won't live to see another Republican elected president. As we drift into senescence, George W. Bush's tenure in office may be fondly recalled as a time "when...
  • Albert Johnston, Severna Park activist

    Albert Johnston, Severna Park activist
    Albert M. Johnston, a Severna Park activist who closely followed zoning and planning issues who was also a retired labor attorney and Westinghouse Electric executive, died Nov. 10 at his home. Family members said no medical cause of death has been...
  • History Matters: Cub Scouts delve into Heroes and Books

    100 Years Ago The social scene "The oyster supper held last Friday and Saturday nights for the benefit of the Lutheran Sunday School proved quite a success. "Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding G. Davis spent the week end with friends in Washington. "Mr. George...
  • General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

    General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
    When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...
  • Barbara L. Simmons, volunteer

    Barbara L. Simmons, volunteer
    Barbara L. Simmons, a former longtime Ruxton resident who was a volunteer and gardener, died Nov. 8 of respiratory failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89. The daughter of an investment banker and a homemaker, the former...
  • In memory of John Johansen, architect of the Mechanic

    John Johansen died on October 25. His name is virtually unknown in Baltimore, but his legacy is not. He was the architect of our Morris Mechanic Theater. Johansen was one of the Harvard Five, a group of young post World War II architects that included...