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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • William C. Ensor Jr., estate manager

    William C. Ensor Jr., estate manager
    William C. Ensor Jr., a retired estate manager and decorated World War II veteran, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Lorien Mays Chapel. He was 91. The son of farmers, William Clark Ensor Jr. was born in Monkton and later moved with his family to Ruxton,...
  • Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor

    Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor
    Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
  • Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore

    Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore
    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a...
  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
  • Charles H. Latrobe III, highly decorated Navy fighter pilot

    Charles H. Latrobe III, highly decorated Navy fighter pilot
    Charles H. Latrobe III, a retired Koppers Co. executive who was a highly decorated World War II Navy night fighter pilot, died Feb. 16 of complications from pneumonia at Roland Park Place. He was 90. "He was a very private person who had the highest...
  • William D. Waxter III, securities analyst

    William D. Waxter III, securities analyst
    William Deal Waxter III, a retired securities analyst and World War II veteran, died of a stroke Feb. 11 at Broadmead Retirement Community. The former Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lombardy Place, he spent his summers at...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • The Justice League of America salutes Maryland

    The Justice League of America salutes Maryland
    It's about time Maryland got its own comic book. Well, maybe not its own comic book, but at least prominent display on the cover of a comic book. This month's first issue of DC Comics' "Justice League of America," available Feb. 20, is being published...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Remembering Pearl Harbor
    Seventy-one years ago Friday, on Dec. 7, 1941, Thomas Talbott was in as fine a mood as he can remember. He was 19, a Marine corporal stationed on the balmy Hawaiian island of Oahu. His unit, assigned to secure the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, was...
  • Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity

    Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity
    I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
  • Charlotte Rampling and Lady Mary in a Brit spy saga

    Charlotte Rampling and Lady Mary in a Brit spy saga
    Attention, Anglophiles: How's this for a cast? Charlotte Rampling, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Michelle Dockery and Hayley Atwell? That's the lineup for "Restless," a two-night miniseries about World War II, betrayal and British spies that starts at...
  • On Twitter, we're remembering Pearl Harbor and recapping Scandal

    On Twitter, we're remembering Pearl Harbor and recapping Scandal
    Good morning it's December 7th and, yes, it's still a day that will live in infamy. Seventy-one years later, Pearl Harbor is attracting a fair amount of search traffic on the Internet. Things should pick up photo wise as remembrances get under way in...