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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
February 2, 2009
OCT. 25, 1960-JAN. 29, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul "Jay" Cline, 48, of 2854 Rocky Spring Road, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1960, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Patsy J. Murray Cline of Chambersburg and the late Paul E. Cline. He was a 1978 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, Pa. He had been employed at New Cumberland Army Depot as a truck dispatcher prior to retiring in 2002 due to disability.
NEWS
January 26, 2009
SEPT. 24, 1932-JAN. 24, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Herbert M. Busick Jr., 76, a resident of NMS Healthcare, Hagerstown, and formerly of 406 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 24, 1932 ,in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Herbert M. Busick Sr. and Florence Cox Busick. He was last employed as supervisor for Kaiser Permanente Construction, Hagerstown. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Antrim Faith Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Pa., where he was very involved in church activities.
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
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.
NEWS
by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | February 10, 2003
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fifty-seven years after the end of World War II, 2nd Lt. William G. Lane Jr., 80, received a Purple Heart for wounds he received in battle in France. Lane, of Hustontown, Pa., had previously received two Purple Hearts for wounds and two Bronze Stars for valor. Lane's nephew, Walter Lane Sr., said he loved to hear his uncle's stories of the war, but wondered about something. "He was wounded three times, and he received two Purple Hearts. I asked him why, and he said, 'The corpsmen were busy.
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