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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • George McGovern at 90

    George McGovern at 90
    Being a losing presidential candidate is like what Mr. Dooley said about vice presidents: "It isn't a crime exactly. You can't be sint to jail f'r it, but it's kind iv a disgrace. It's like writin' anonymous letters." So it has been, unfairly, for former...
  • Dogs, guns and pies: All part of the job

    Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
  • Obama and the 7 habits of highly ineffective government

    Obama and the 7 habits of highly ineffective government
    Stephen Covey, the management guru who died this week, would have had a hard time selling his books in Benjamin Franklin's America, or Abe Lincoln's. His best seller "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" would have been considered a self-evident truth,...
  • Towson man recalls war spent in the belly of the beast

    Towson man recalls war spent in the belly of the beast
    Larry Hilte had a date with destiny on Valentine's Day, 1945. Then just 19 years of age, the Marylander flew his first combat mission onboard a B-24 Liberator bomber. He and a crew of eight left Spinazzola air base in Italy and headed for Vienna,...
  • Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist

    Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist
    For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable. To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian....
  • Sister Mary Magdala Thompson

    Sister Mary Magdala Thompson
    Sister Mary Magdala Thompson, a Sister of Mercy who was a noted educator, psychotherapist and author, died July 14 of heart failure at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala. The former Baltimore resident was 89. "There was a common thread in all of the...
  • Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration

    Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration
    For Marian Anderson Bell, selling copies of the Afro-American newspaper on Baltimore streets as a 12-year-old papergirl in 1945 felt like freedom. Now 79 years old, Bell reminisced Saturday about stashing away the pennies she earned to buy school...
  • 'Skip' Amass leads the charge for Westminster's 145th Memorial Day observance

    'Skip' Amass leads the charge for Westminster's 145th Memorial Day observance
    Not long after the sun comes up on Memorial Day, and hours before Westminster's 145th Memorial Day parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., Arnold "Skip" Amass will be on site, helping set up the TV cameras and tying up last-minute loose ends. Most of all, he'll...
  • A year of challenges for city residents

    A year of challenges for city residents
    A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We...
  • First black academy graduate held back?

    I read the obituary regarding the first African-American to graduate from theU.S. Naval Academy("Wesley A. Brown," May 25) and am left wondering what went wrong with this person. Here is a man who served in three wars, and for over 20 years of active...
  • '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...
  • Stewart A. Bain, real estate broker

    Stewart A. Bain, real estate broker
    Stewart A. Bain, a retired real estate broker and World War II veteran, died Dec. 16 of congestive heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 91. Stewart Angus Bain was born in Boston and...