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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • John G. 'Jack' Cuthbert, decorated veteran

    John G. 'Jack' Cuthbert, decorated veteran
    John G. "Jack" Cuthbert, a decorated World War II veteran who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, died July 5 from a heart attack at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 93. John Graham Cuthbert Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Barrington Road...
  • James B. Culp Sr., mechanical engineer

    James B. Culp Sr., mechanical engineer
    James B. Culp Sr., a retired mechanical engineer and World War II combat veteran who was present for the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, died of congestive heart failure July 13 at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community. The...
  • Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together

    Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together
    I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
  • World War II vet awarded diploma at age 87

    World War II vet awarded diploma at age 87
    As Carroll County Public Schools students are preparing to return to school, one former student is graduating after 71 years. Richard Zepp, an 87-year-old World War II veteran, received his diploma from the school district Wednesday, more than seven...
  • Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service

    Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service
    Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming. Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
  • Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop

    Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop
    Unlike places such as Montana or Texas with their never-ending skies and wide-open plains, Maryland rewards those who stop and take a closer look. It's a state where views may be best appreciated at the level of an extravagantly petaled flower or detailed...
  • Four more years of decline

    Four more years of decline
    Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without. President Barack Obama's re-election mirrors the self-indulgent, greedy and envious nation we are rapidly becoming. Pollsters Michael Barone and...
  • Graduation parties, concerts, triathlon in Perryville

    Congratulations to my niece and god-daughter, Kelsey Glatts, on her graduation from Sun Valley High School. Kelsey was also senior class secretary. She was a member of the honor society and the National Spanish Honor Society. She received the following...
  • Civil War vets gather for Gettysburg 50th anniversary [History Matters]

    100 Years Ago Gettysburg redux From the social column: "Mr. Kenneth Barnes has accepted a position with the Gas and Electric Light Co. Baltimore. "Mrs. Marriott Shipley in some way slipped in going down her cellar stairway last Sunday morning,...
  • Westminster band invited to play in Pearl Harbor parade

    Westminster band invited to play in Pearl Harbor parade
    The Westminster High School marching band has performed in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and Gov. Martin O'Malley's inauguration parade. But the band has an opportunity that would trump those special appearances. It has been invited to...
  • Ernest T. Davis, construction project manager

    Ernest T. Davis, construction project manager
    Ernest T. Davis, a retired construction project manager and a World War II B-24 pilot, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92. The son of a civil engineer and a government worker, Ernest Theodore Davis was born in...
  • Herbert C. Forrester Jr., CSX official

    Herbert C. Forrester Jr., CSX official
    Herbert Christian Forrester Jr., a retired railroad vice president, died of coronary artery disease Thursday at Mays Chapel Ridge Assisted Living. The former Cockeysville resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills, he was the son of...