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World War II (1939-1945)

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Top World War II (1939-1945) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Initiative for homeless and destitute needs volunteer help [Elkridge]

    If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, look no further than the volunteer opportunities at HOPE For All, a wonderful initiative that tends to the local homeless and less fortunate. Distribution Warehouse No. 146 — open every...
  • Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran

    Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran
    Harry F. Hansen Sr., a highly decorated World War II veteran who landed in the initial wave of troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later became a Baltimore businessman, died on Memorial Day from complications of a stroke at Howard County General Hospital....
  • Havre de Grace increasingly a wedding destination [Havre de Grace]

    Today, dear readers, Is World No-Tobacco Day (May 31) but June is on the horizon. "Come on June" is the chant at schools and colleges to end the academic year. Congratulations to the Class of 2013. June brings graduates, June bugs and June brides....
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
  • What Rand Paul got right

    What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
  • View from Ohio: Only Hall of Shame for Modell

    The Browns were born in 1946, the year after the end of World War II. Veterans were returning home, and what did the Browns do but play for a championship 10 years in a row — four in the All-American Conference and six in the NFL. This was...
  • James C. Constable, businessman

    James C. Constable, businessman
    James C. Constable, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died March 7 of heart failure at his Essex, Conn., home. He was 96. James Cheston Constable, the son of the founder of the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen and a homemaker,...
  • Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock: Jack Feezer, 93, has a lot to recall in his memoir

    Few can picture the 1920s except through movies and old photographs, but 93-year-old John F. "Jack" Feezer Jr. was there, and he is sharing his story in a newly-published memoir, "A Life Well-Lived, Well-Loved, Well-Earned." Feezer is a one-time...