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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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NEWS
December 18, 2008
APRIL 5, 1931-DEC. 16, 2008 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Paul S. Carbaugh, 77, of 5400 Lincoln Way East, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at his home. Born April 5, 1931, in Welsh Run, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl S. and Mary Jane Sampson Carbaugh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret B. "Peggy" Carpenter Carbaugh, in 1998. They were married Dec. 16, 1950. He retired after 26 years of service in the U.S. Army. He was employed for more than 20 years by Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.
NEWS
March 26, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. Shippensburg University recently presented its Employee Recognition Award. Receiving the award was Patrick Taylor, who was honored for his initiative in applying for and receiving a grant of money and equipment from State Farm Insurance and then working to have the donated laptops installed and loaded properly in university police vehicles. He also worked to form an honor guard of university police officers to represent the department at formal functions.
NEWS
November 26, 1998
Hagerstown City Councilwoman Susan Saum-Wicklein said Tuesday night that pedestrians at Public Square need more time to cross the street safely. Saum-Wicklein brought the issue up one day after a pedestrian was hit by a Washington County Commuter bus near the intersection. Herbert Dotson, 70, of Westminster, Md., was in fair condition Tuesday at Washington County Hospital. "It is difficult to get across safely and we need to do something about it. I don't think the State Highway Administration gets it yet," Saum-Wicklein said.
NEWS
March 31, 2009
DEC. 28, 1923-MARCH 29, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Melvin Lee Walter Jr., 85, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Dec. 28, 1923, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Melvin L. Walter Sr. and Margaret E. Tripp Walter. His wife, Rose Grammer Walter, died in 2004. He was the former owner and operator of Lee Automotive in Fayetteville. A Disabled American Veteran, he was a prisoner of war in Africa, Italy and Germany while serving with the U.S. Army in World War II. He is survived by his children, Sandra Smith of Glen Burnie, Md., and Melvin Walter III, Margaret Kendall and Jay Walter, all of Fayetteville, Carson Walter of Shippensburg, Pa., and Ann Walter of Harrisburg, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy White and June Rigatuso, both of Fayetteville; two brothers, George and Ray Walter, both of Maryland; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
April 28, 2011
The Lord needed a good Marine To the editor: This past week, Washington County and the USA lost a tough Marine by the name of Vern Brintzenhofe. I had trouble pronouncing his last name so I just called him Pappy. He is of the greatest generation I have known in my lifetime. He fought for our country in World War II, and was wounded in Iwo Jima, where he lost three of his buddies. He returned to fight again and was wounded a second time. He was a member of the Marine Corps League Bulldog Detachment, and president of the 4th Marine Division Association, which he was proud of. He was with the Honor Guard right up to the last.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
Music, honor guards and a parade are among observances Friday in Washington County to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The City of Hagerstown is holding a remembrance service at City Hall at 8:30 a.m., Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 1 is conducting a community ceremony at 1 p.m. and The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro is holding a remembrance parade along the town's Main Street at 7 p.m. o The city's service, to which the public is invited, will be in the council chamber on the second floor of City Hall.
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