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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • John Polyniak, veteran who fought on D-Day, dies

    John Polyniak, veteran who fought on D-Day, dies
    John Polyniak, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later was severely wounded during the battle for St. Lo, died June 7 of heart failure at the Encore at Turf Valley assisted-living facility in Ellicott City. Mr. Polyniak's...
  • Playing the antihero

    Playing the antihero
    When actor Carl Schurr takes the stage tonight in Everyman Theatre's production of "All My Sons," perhaps he will dedicate his performance to Cherry Watson. Cherry — and not even Schurr knows whether Cherry is a he or a she — was young Carl's...
  • Capt. Frank J. Coulter, submarine commander, dies

    Capt. Frank J. Coulter, submarine commander, dies
    Capt. Frank J. Coulter, a retired decorated career naval officer who commanded the submarine USS Skipjack in the Pacific Theater during World War II, died June 21 of respiratory failure at his Severna Park home. He was 93. The son of a police officer...
  • If no Hall pass, create new award

    The idea is always at the surface, has been since the story of an NFL star dying in an Afghanistan firefight captured America's attention, and struck especially hard on this past holiday weekend, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. You remember Pat...
  • Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, Agnew press secretary, dies

    Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, Agnew press secretary, dies
    Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, former Associated Press Annapolis bureau chief who later served as press secretary to Spiro T. Agnew during his years as governor and later vice president, died May 30 of pneumonia at a retirement community in State College,...
  • Melvin R. Kenney Jr., food broker and legislator, dies

    Melvin R. Kenney Jr., food broker and legislator, dies
    Melvin R. Kenney Jr., a retired food broker who served one term in the Maryland House of Delegates during the 1950s, died June 4 of multiple organ failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Cockeysville resident was 93. The son of a stevedore...
  • WWII shipwrecks could threaten U.S. coast

    On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
  • There are plenty of jobs for the unemployed — in other countries

    Where have all the jobs gone? When I was growing up in the 1930s one of my best friends' mothers worked for the ILGWU. Today, few if any know what that acronym stands for (International Ladies Garment Workers Union). She was one of thousands that made New...
  • Raissa Galitzin, homemaker and volunteer, dies

    Raissa Galitzin, homemaker and volunteer, dies
    Raissa Galitzin, a homemaker and volunteer who survived the German occupation of France during World War II, died of stroke complications June 23 at Sinai Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 87. Born Raissa Mikhailovna Antipoff in Kohlta-Jarva,...
  • Mykola 'Mike' Koropeckyj, Army officer, dies

    Mykola 'Mike' Koropeckyj, Army officer, dies
    Mykola "Mike" Koropeckyj, a retired noncommissioned Army officer who later worked for the Social Security Administration, died June 5 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. The Edmondson Heights resident was 83. The son of a Ukrainian...
  • Ground rent system has outlived its time

    As someone who pays ground rent I feel compelled to respond to the letter "In defense of ground rents" (June 11) by Benedict Frederick Jr.. Your newspaper's series on ground rents shed necessary light on who collects and why in a time when it serves no...
  • Pet licenses are worth price, but where's senior discount?

    Regarding the story in the June 8 edition of the Towson Times ("Pet licensing fees take a bigger bite"), I have no objection to the increase in fees for pet licensing. It's probably long overdue, and the joy that pets bring is much more than worth the...