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January 28, 2011
Patuxent Institution's honor guard wins competition TOWSON, Md. — Patuxent Institution's honor guard recently won the honor of representing the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services at public events throughout 2011 by placing first in the department's annual competition. Jessup Correctional Institution won second-place honors and will serve as a backup to Patuxent for all events. Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown and the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center tied for third place.
NEWS
November 27, 1998
The honor guard for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605 presented the colors to the tune of a bagpipe at Tuesday night's meeting of Hagerstown's mayor and City Council. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II awarded honor guard members certificates of appreciation. Bruchey said the honor guard was "impressive" during the Mummers' Parade. Members present were Mitchell Gearhart, Gary Hoffman Sr., Richard F. Jordan Jr., Charles E. Shindle Jr., David F. Poffinberger, Russell E. Grimm and Richard S. Conrad.
NEWS
February 20, 2002
Veterans trained for honor guard By SARAH MULLIN / Staff Writer World War II veteran Gerry Early ventured to the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Martinsburg, W.Va., Friday to train for the veterans honor guard along with about 16 other area veterans. Early just moved to the area from Virginia. "I was looking for activities. I don't like to sit around and do nothing. The more active I am the better it is for me," he said. "All my life I have been involved with people.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 15, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John S. "Johnny" Miller died of a massive heart attack last Sunday. The 78-year-old decorated World War II Army combat engineer was buried on Thursday with full military honors in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. Miller earned five battle stars in the fighting across Europe, said Charles Burkentine, his neighbor and friend who also is executor of his estate. "He always told me that he wanted a military funeral," Burkentine said. But such ceremonies are becoming a threatened tradition as more and more veterans pass on, according to volunteers who serve in the honor guards.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 26, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The uniforms have been cleaned and pressed, and confidence is high as seven members of the Hagerstown Fire Department Honor Guard prepare to strut their stuff Saturday on a grand scale. The group will present the colors for the Baltimore Orioles/Boston Red Sox game that night at Camden Yards. "We find this a great honor to be on such a grand stage at a Saturday night game against a premium team," said Jim Kershner, a career Hagerstown firefighter. A bus has been chartered for the occasion and a few seats remain, but there are no tickets for the game to go along for the ride, Kershner said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 16, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com A discussion on whether Berkeley County should pay for insurance on a van that belongs to the Veterans Combined Honor Guard ended Thursday with several elected officials taking out their personal checkbooks and pledging money. With eight people each promising $100 of their own money, Berkeley County Commission President Howard Strauss said he hoped enough is raised through donations for the debate to become moot. He was one of the people who promised money to the group.
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by DON AINES | November 10, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - It was a small ceremony in a small town, with the honor guard nearly outnumbering the public Sunday, but the veterans who make up the ceremonial unit rarely turn down a chance to pay tribute to those who have served in the nation's armed forces and show up for every funeral at which their services are requested. This year, Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 has fired the final salutes and played "Taps" at the funerals of 118 wartime veterans, according to Bob Harris, the post commander and director of the Franklin County Office of Veterans Affairs.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 29, 2005
As the United States loses many World War II veterans to old age, it also loses people to fire rifles, fold the American flag and play taps at veterans' funerals ? the honor guards. Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 in Hagerstown has about five or six members in its honor guard, down from 20 to 30 at its peak, said Ivan "Pete" Young, the guard's commander. "We're going downhill ... " said Young, who joined the guard in 1969. "The active ones have died. The younger ones don't want to do it. " As one honor guard fades, demand increases on those who stay active, spurred by interest and energy.
NEWS
July 11, 2010
Post 42 American Legion promoted 25-year veteran Pete Young from major to colonel. Young is a member of the honor guard. Other promotions included Charles Rowland to major, Kellar Smith to second lieutenant, Kenny Reese to second lieutenant, Ernie Brandt to sergeant major and Ed Gaylor to master sergeant. The annual picnic and a celebration of promotions for Post 42 honor guard was hosted by Dawn and Pete Young at their home on June 5. Great food and fellowship was enjoyed by all.
NEWS
October 18, 2004
An honor guard from Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 is reflected in the mirrored window of a new addition to the Chambersburg YMCA during a dedication Sunday in Chambersburg, Pa. The expansion and renovation of the building celebrated Sunday cost $1.5 million.
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July 10, 2013
Ralph William Dingle, 80, of 13386 Seibert Ave. in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour before the service at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg, Pa.
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LIFESTYLE
June 16, 2013
Quinn Alec Hoover was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout posthumously on May 18 at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. He is the son of Tom and Sonja (Bartles) Hoover of Hagerstown. Quinn was a member of Troop 2, chartered by Otterbein United Methodist Church. Master of Ceremonies Scott Paddack welcomed more than 100 people to the Court of Honor. Pastor G. Stanley Steele of St. Mark's Lutheran Church started the ceremony with the invocation. An honor guard consisting of members of various troops in Hagerstown and members of Troop 2 of Woonsocket, R.I., presented the colors.
OBITUARIES
April 8, 2013
Harold “Hendy” Sharpe Hendershott, 78, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his home in Charlotte, N.C. The family will receive friends at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Geencastle, Pa., one hour before the service Saturday. The service will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial with military honors provided by Chambersburg V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens of Chambersburg, Pa. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.
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March 13, 2013
Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Roland E. Ost Jr., 81, of 3885 Alfalfa Lane in Fayetteville, Pa., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Washington Township, Pa. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, where full military honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, Pa.
OBITUARIES
January 13, 2013
Ralph M. Walck, 86, of Edward Drive, Greencastle, Pa., and a resident of ManorCare Health Services of Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and one hour before the service Thursday at Greencastle Presbyterian Church. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Taylor Camerer officiating. Burial will follow with military honors provided by Chambersburg VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
OBITUARIES
December 12, 2012
Gerald Eugene Sheffler, 84, of Hughesville, Md., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Greencastle V.F.W. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors provided by Chambersburg V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery Greencastle.
OBITUARIES
November 4, 2012
Jon C. Minnich, 82, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of 13125 Ashton Drive and East Seventh Street, both of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.
OBITUARIES
October 31, 2012
Carl L. Gudgeon, 78, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman's Station, Antrim Township, Pa., with Pastor Alan Smith officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.
OBITUARIES
September 9, 2012
Gerald Owen Morganthall Sr., 92, of Greenfield, Ind., and formerly of 130 Fairview Ave. Waynesboro, Pa., for many years, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Owen L. and Jeanette (Ryder) Morganthall. He and his wife, Janet E. (Devor) Morganthall, were married Dec. 5, 1946. She died March 9, 2006. He retired in 1982 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown. Gerald was a 1938 graduate of Waynesboro High School.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Local law enforcement officials will be honored during this year's “Remembrance in the Park” ceremony at Hagerstown's City Park on Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a city news release. Hagerstown, Washington County and state law enforcement, emergency services personnel, military members, elected officials and the public are invited to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, at the ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. Trees will be planted in memory of four Maryland State Police personnel who were killed in the line of duty, including Officer Clinton Rhodes (Jan.
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