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January 20, 2009
SEPT. 30, 1922-JAN. 19, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James E. Fahnestock, 86, of Chambersburg, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Menno Haven. Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., he was a son of the late James O. and Ruth Grubbs Fahnestock. He was a 1941 graduate of Chambersburg High School. He retired from the federal government, where he worked as an engineering technician. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.
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July 2, 2005
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport town museum committee will honor town founder Brigadier General Otho Holland Williams on Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m., at the Riverview Cemetery as part of daylong events celebrating Independence Day. The holiday festivities move to Byron Memorial Park at 7:30 p.m. Following a welcome and invocation at 7:45 p.m., Shannon Draper will sing the national anthem. An AMVETS honor guard will bring in the colors, and the Williamsport Community Band will perform at 8 p.m. Fireworks in the park start at 9:15 p.m. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
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By JANET HEIM | December 11, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Rick Conrad is the son of a career firefighter who knew he wanted to be in a helping profession like his father. He also had a gift for music and had to choose between firefighting and going to college to study music. As the bagpiper for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605 honor guard, Conrad has found a way to combine both passions. "It's the best of both worlds. I love my career. When the alarm clock goes off, I look forward to going to work," said Conrad, who lives in Clear Spring.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | February 26, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG - When Master Sgt. Ron Glazer learned the Air Force bought a small stereo and a CD of "Taps" to be played at local veterans' funerals, he was - to use his own word - appalled. "Personally appalled at the idea that we would not be giving our fallen comrades an appropriate and proper funeral with a bugler, I made a decision," Glazer wrote in an article published on the Web site, www.buglesacrossamerica.org . So a couple of years ago, Glazer paid $120 for a used, tarnished bugle on eBay and was determined to learn to play the song.
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December 19, 2008
NOV. 3, 1916-DEC. 16, 2008 FREDERICK, Md. - Harold H. "Bud" Jones, 92, of 9421 Birchwood Court West and formerly of 515 Fairview Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Northhampton Manor in Frederick. Born Nov. 3, 1916, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel Raymond and Edna Carbaugh Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Lucille Verdier Jones, in 2005. They were married July 5, 1945. He was a 1932 graduate of Quincy (Pa.)
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November 16, 2008
James P. Kraiss, 57 APRIL 25, 1951-NOV. 13, 2008 BLUFF CITY, Tenn. - James Paul "Jim" Kraiss, 57, of Bluff City and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Wellmont Hospice in Bristol, Tenn. Born April 25, 1951, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Paul James and Doris C. Hare Kraiss. He was a 1969 graduate of Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa. He was a truck driver, employed, most recently, by Team Penske. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 15, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- The recently discovered remains of a Civil War soldier who died during the Battle of Antietam are headed to his home state of New York. The remains were unearthed last year after a battlefield visitor found a jaw fragment with four teeth, according to a summary of the dig. The soldier was traced to New York by his uniform buttons, but his identity isn't known. He is thought to have been about 19 years old. Archaeologists found about 20 percent of his bones when they excavated a grave on the Miller farm in December 2008, archaeologist Karen Orrence said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 25, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- "When you go home ... think of us and say, for your tomorrows we gave our today. " So says an epitaph on a memorial commemorating the 6,800 Americans who died fighting for the Pacific island of Iwo Jima in World War II. The words came up in a speech by Navy captain and Charles Town native and resident Stewart Wharton during a brief, but poignant Memorial Day ceremony at Edge Hill Cemetery.  Edge Hill was built and dedicated for the hundreds of Confederates buried there during the Civil War. Some local histories claim Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was on hand for the dedication.
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November 5, 2009
Sunday, Nov. 8 Approximately 10:30 a.m. -- Funkstown American Legion Post 211 will lay a wreath at the veterans memorial on legion property, then will lay a wreath at the veterans monument at Baltimore Street and Alt. U.S. 40. Tuesday, Nov. 10 9 a.m. -- Southern Fulton Elementary School's auditorium in Warfordsburg, Pa., hosts a Veterans Day event. Retired Navy Cmdr. William Hine of Harrisonville, Pa., will speak and local veterans will talk about what it means to be a veteran.
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