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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Katherine Rafalko, nurse

    Katherine Rafalko, nurse
    Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...
  • John G. 'Jack' Cuthbert, decorated veteran

    John G. 'Jack' Cuthbert, decorated veteran
    John G. "Jack" Cuthbert, a decorated World War II veteran who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, died July 5 from a heart attack at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 93. John Graham Cuthbert Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Barrington Road...
  • James B. Culp Sr., mechanical engineer

    James B. Culp Sr., mechanical engineer
    James B. Culp Sr., a retired mechanical engineer and World War II combat veteran who was present for the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, died of congestive heart failure July 13 at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community. The...
  • World War II vet awarded diploma at age 87

    World War II vet awarded diploma at age 87
    As Carroll County Public Schools students are preparing to return to school, one former student is graduating after 71 years. Richard Zepp, an 87-year-old World War II veteran, received his diploma from the school district Wednesday, more than seven...
  • Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service

    Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service
    Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming. Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
  • Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop

    Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop
    Unlike places such as Montana or Texas with their never-ending skies and wide-open plains, Maryland rewards those who stop and take a closer look. It's a state where views may be best appreciated at the level of an extravagantly petaled flower or detailed...
  • Salvatore J. Russo, Beth Steel timekeeper

    Salvatore J. Russo, Beth Steel timekeeper
    Salvatore J. Russo, a retired Bethlehem Steel timekeeper and World War II veteran, died of diabetic complications Sunday at Emeritus Senior Living in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 94. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Florence and Antonio...
  • Holocaust survivors embrace the next generation of gratitude

    Holocaust survivors embrace the next generation of gratitude
    The intertwined history of the Jewish Reches family of Mount Washington and Greenspring and the Roman Catholic Staszczak-Wrobel family of Poland is extraordinary, and extraordinarily inspiring. When family members recount it at schools, churches,...
  • Erland A. Tillman, decorated Army officer

    Erland A. Tillman, decorated Army officer
    Col. Erland A. Tillman, a decorated Army officer and noted civil engineer who helped design the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro subway from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore, died of complications from heart failure Sept. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice...
  • Graduation parties, concerts, triathlon in Perryville

    Congratulations to my niece and god-daughter, Kelsey Glatts, on her graduation from Sun Valley High School. Kelsey was also senior class secretary. She was a member of the honor society and the National Spanish Honor Society. She received the following...
  • Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran

    Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran
    Harry F. Hansen Sr., a highly decorated World War II veteran who landed in the initial wave of troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later became a Baltimore businessman, died on Memorial Day from complications of a stroke at Howard County General Hospital....
  • Havre de Grace increasingly a wedding destination [Havre de Grace]

    Today, dear readers, Is World No-Tobacco Day (May 31) but June is on the horizon. "Come on June" is the chant at schools and colleges to end the academic year. Congratulations to the Class of 2013. June brings graduates, June bugs and June brides....