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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer

    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer
    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. The former Washington and Annapolis...
  • Young veterans easing back into life after war

    Young veterans easing back into life after war
    Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions." When college classmates learn he was a machine gunner for the Marine Corps for two tours in Iraq, they want to know: Did anyone ever shoot at you? Ever get hit? And there's the big one. You ever...
  • Bernard J. Conroy, Army officer

    Bernard J. Conroy, a retired career Army officer who served during World War II and Vietnam and later became a nursing home volunteer, died Nov. 5 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 85. Bernard Jackson "Jack" Conroy was born and raised...
  • Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor

    Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor
    Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
  • Former Navy football players sorting out their future after breaking regulations

    Former Navy football players sorting out their future after breaking regulations
    Jabaree Tuani and Kriss Proctor had much different football careers at the Naval Academy. Tuani started from the third game of his freshman year and became one of the most accomplished defensive linemen in school history. Proctor sat behind star...
  • Maryland lawn and garden supply distributor announces layoffs

    Commerce Corp., a Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies, said Thursday it is laying off some employees as it seeks to find a buyer or develop a new format. CEO Richard Lessans said the privately held company is still trying to...
  • March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team

    March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team
    A smoking ban went into effect at the start of 2012 for all properties owned or leased by the Harford County government, with one exception, the Circuit Courthouse on Bel Air's Main Street. There would still be a designated smoking area away from building...
  • Barbara A. Hall, longtime GBMC volunteer

    Barbara A. Hall, longtime GBMC volunteer
    Barbara A. Hall, a former secretary who was a longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sunday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 92. The daughter of a high school principal and a homemaker, the former Barbara Abbott...
  • Anne M. Rogers, registered nurse

    Anne M. Rogers, registered nurse
    Anne M. Rogers, a retired registered nurse who had been a combat nurse during World War II and then had a long career with the Veterans Administration medical system, died Saturday of vascular disease at Oak Crest Village. She was 93. "She was a lovely,...
  • The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist district leader

    The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist  district leader
    The Rev. John Paul Buchheister Sr., a retired pastor who had been a United Methodist Church district superintendent, died of cardiac failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village. He was 87 and had lived in Lutherville. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
  • Obama ignores plight of legal jobless

    As I read the recent editorial addressing President Barack Obama's order that will add at least 1.7 million children of illegal immigrants to the already-bleak job market ("Growing up American," Aug. 19), I was certain The Sun would comment on the...