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By JANET HEIM | December 10, 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 14, 2009
Bernard Harlan "Bones" Renner, 59 JAN. 8, 1950-MARCH 11, 2009 BOONSBORO - Bernard Harlan "Bones" Renner, 59, of Boonsboro, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. Bones was born Jan. 8, 1950, in Hagerstown, to Pauline Louise Spickler Renner of Boonsboro and the late Harlan Eugene Renner. Bones was a graduate of Boonsboro High School Class of 1968. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.
NEWS
January 27, 2009
MARCH 7, 1925-JAN. 25, 2009 Samuel S. "Sam" Buhrman, 83, of 21060 Leiters Mill Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at his home. Born March 7, 1925, in Lantz, Md., he was the son of the late Vernon and Nettie K. Toms Buhrman. He was employed as a machinist by Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, for 25 years, retiring in 1987. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of Otterbein Church, Waynesboro, Pa. He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 and William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, both of Waynesboro, AMVETS Post 224, Chambersburg, Pa., and The Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe No. 84, Williamsport.
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
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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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.
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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