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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Marie McG. Leaf, combat nurse

    Marie McG. Leaf, combat nurse
    Marie McG. Leaf, a World War II combat nurse who cared for the wounded and dying on the battlefields of Europe, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 95. The daughter of...
  • Who bears the burden in America?

    Before WWII, a large number of people were against America's involvement in the wars in Europe and Asia. After Pearl Harbor, however, that argument disappeared, and virtually everyone got involved. Sons of rich families enlisted. The Kennedys, for...
  • Obama vs. Romney: The biggest issue offers the clearest choice

    Obama vs. Romney: The biggest issue offers the clearest choice
    As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded -- and the media only want to talk about who's up and who's down -- the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice...
  • Charm City Cake's Iwo Jima cake for Mission BBQ

    Charm City Cake's Iwo Jima cake for Mission BBQ
    Veterans Day is a red-letter day on a few restaurant calendars.  Mission BBQ will observe Veterans Day on Monday with a "Freedom isn't Free" event. The Glen Burnie restaurant, which has announced the opening of a second location in Perry Hall, will offer...
  • Grace Maynard, antiques dealer

    Grace Maynard, antiques dealer
    Grace Maynard, a retired Howard County antiques dealer, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. She was 91. She was born in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills. Her father, William Hard Maynard, who had...
  • Guns, swimming pools and our selective urge to regulate the threats we face

    Guns, swimming pools and our selective urge to regulate the threats we face
    I grew up in Baltimore, in a world where guns were, unambiguously, for deterring or killing people. Family lore says that back in the 1920s, my grandfather used a gun to scare off the Mafia — the Black Hand, as Sicilians of the time called it....
  • Elizabeth G. Kirkpatrick, nurse

    Elizabeth G. Kirkpatrick, nurse
    Elizabeth G. Kirkpatrick, a homemaker who had been an Army nurse during World War II, died Oct. 29 from complications of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Ruxton resident was 91. The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker,...
  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • President Obama has steered the nation wisely through troubled times

    I was flabbergasted by Stanley Glinka's recent letter criticizing President Obama's performance in office ("Obama made U.S. weaker, more vulnerable," Oct. 31). He obviously lives in a different country than the rest of us. Let me point out that over...
  • First, we sacrifice the politicians…

    I wish to respond to Kenneth Weeden's letter to the editor ("Who bears the burden?" Oct. 31). During World War II, people understood the need for sacrifice because if they didn't, there was a good chance we would all be speaking German today. Today's...
  • Letter: Tax breaks have succeeded in accelerating federal deficits

    I am not a Democrat nor Republican. I'm what my voter registration calls "unaffiliated." I like to think that it allows me to accept and consider anything political, from all sides. In addition, I have a very pragmatic outlook on all things. Plus, my...
  • Frank Martin Jr.

    Frank Martin Jr.
    Frank Martin Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. supervisor and World War II veteran, died of an infection Nov. 1 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 94 and had lived in Canton. Born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Vernon,...