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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
  • Death penalty offers mercy

    Death penalty offers mercy
    This is why I believe in the death penalty ("Lori, O'Malley, others ask death penalty's end," Feb. 15). As a combat infantryman in World War II, my function was to kill people of whom I had no knowledge. If I was extraordinarily good at this, my actions...
  • Wings of Freedom again touching down in Westminster

    Wings of Freedom again touching down in Westminster
    The Wings of Freedom tour — a display and exhibit of vintage World War II bomber and fighter aircraft — is scheduled to make its annual visit to Carroll County from Friday through Monday, Oct. 12-15, at the Carroll County Regional Airport, 200...
  • 'The Graw,' what it was and could still be 100 years later

    'The Graw,' what it was and could still be 100 years later
    With the fifth annual Graw Days celebration coming up in Havre de Grace Saturday, Oct. 13, it's also important to remember this past Aug. 24 just marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Havre de Grace Racetrack, the reason for the celebration....
  • Lois R. Pyle, social services secretary

    Lois R. Pyle, social services secretary
    Lois Roena Pyle, a retired secretary for Baltimore City's social services office who later worked for Baltimore County, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Oct. 3 at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, Pa. The former Rodgers Forge resident...
  • If not unions, then what?

    If not unions, then what?
    You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
  • Mary Alma Lears, Walters docent

    Mary Alma Lears, Walters docent
    Mary Alma O'Connor Lears, a former Walters Art Museum volunteer guide whose keen eyes alerted officials to a $1 million theft later linked to a gallery security guard, died of lung disease Jan. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson and former Roland...
  • Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA

    Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA
    Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
  • Maryland veterans deserve better

    Speaking as a veteran who served for eight years as a Naval Reserve Officer, five in World War II and three more during the Korean Conflict, it was with tears in my eyes that I read The Sun's article, "VA falls short on helping veterans," (Jan. 27) as I...
  • John R. Bland, salesman

    John R. Bland, salesman
    John Randolph Bland, a retired salesman, died Oct. 5 of diabetes complications at Dulaney Valley Assisted Living. The Cockeysville resident was 70. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, he was the great-grandson of John R. Bland, the founder of...
  • View from Ohio: Only Hall of Shame for Modell

    The Browns were born in 1946, the year after the end of World War II. Veterans were returning home, and what did the Browns do but play for a championship 10 years in a row — four in the All-American Conference and six in the NFL. This was...
  • Ehrlich is wrong on U.S. policy in the Middle East

    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) continues to present a flawed ideological position on the Middle East when a heterodox view is in order. We entered the Middle East and North...