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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Reminders of sports successes among treasures at the Aberdeen Room [community]

    Maryland is certainly known for its sports figures. Many successes in the sports world are credited to the state, and Aberdeen. The Aberdeen Room museum has been fortunate in having donations of sports memorabilia over its 25 years of operation. Display...
  • Daniel D. Holtzman, analyst

    Daniel D. Holtzman, analyst
    Daniel David Holtzman, a retired Social Security analyst and World War II veteran, died of a heart attack March 8 at Sinai Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 92. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Jacob Holtzman, a maker of straw and felt hats,...
  • 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...
  • William J. Rosenthal, lawyer

    William J. Rosenthal, lawyer
    William J. Rosenthal, a noted expert in labor and employment law who as a naval deck officer during World War II participated in the D-Day invasion, died March 12 of a hemorrhage at Northwest Hospital. He was 92. "He was a physically imposing person, and...
  • Francis Xavier 'Boots' Hannon Sr.

    Francis Xavier "Boots" Hannon Sr., who fought in Normandy, France, during World War II and drove a streetcar for many years, died of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital on Wednesday. The Catonsville resident was 91. Mr. Hannon, who grew up with his 12...
  • New Windsor teen is ambassador for Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees

    Bob Nobles III plans to be a Santa's helper this year. He will distribute toys and other gifts to young people who come to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's upcoming Festival of Trees. But it won't be the first time that the New Windsor teenager has put...
  • Bring on the 'Indepatriots'

    Are we capable of restoring American values and ending the governmental logjam created by Democrats and Republicans alike? Do we have the moxie and patriotism necessary to address the increasing challenges facing America today? The sequester struggle...
  • A colossus crumbles

    A tweet this morning from @WoodenHorse Pub caught my eye: "Reader's Digest Association reportedly is almost out of cash & trying not to default. Downgraded by S & P this month." To anyone growing up on the 1950s and 1960s, seeing that tweet is like...