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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 'We still have to fight. So for God's sake, fight.'

    'We still have to fight. So for God's sake, fight.'
    The greatest commencement address ever is now more than three decades old. And it's safe to say it will never be surpassed or even equaled. It belongs to the ages. In 1979, its author summed up the condition of modern man by noting that, quote, more than...
  • America can't withdraw from the world

    Regarding Thomas F. Schaller's column about America's role in the world, he should quit beating around the bush about where he's coming from ("America should give up its role as lone superpower," July 25). As a former Navy officer during World War II,...
  • Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton

    Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton
    Dr. Carlton Lasley Sexton, a retired Baltimore internist who was also a member of the clinical faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died July 20 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Stevenson...
  • Aaron Margolis, attorney

    Aaron Margolis, attorney
    Aaron Margolis, an attorney active in Zionist organizations, died of complications of a pituitary adenoma Feb. 10 at the North Oaks Retirement Community. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 87. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Minnie and...
  • Frank S. Dudley, real estate broker

    Frank S. Dudley, real estate broker
    Frank Simms Dudley Jr., an Eastern Shore real estate broker and property appraiser, died of complications after surgery March 3 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The former Baltimore resident was 93. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank...
  • William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member

    William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member
    William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said...
  • Day of lacrosse action, for a good cause, coming to Howard High [Elkridge]

    Howard High School will host the annual Karl Wolf Memorial Lacrosse Tournament for the 12th straight year Saturday, March 30, at Rockburn Branch Park, Landing Road, Elkridge. The games begin at 11 a.m. and the battles run throughout the day until the...
  • Charles Wells, printing firm owner

    Charles Wells, printing firm owner
    Charles Nelson Wells, a retired owner of a printing firm and a World War II veteran later honored for his service with a Congressional Gold Medal, died of a blood disorder Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Lochearn. Born in Baltimore and...
  • 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...
  • William L. More, World War II veteran

    William L. More, World War II veteran
    William L. More, a retired Exxon marketing representative who fought during World War II with the 4th Marine Division in some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home. He...
  • 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,...