December 6, 2010
The men and women in the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing will tell you it’s an honor just to serve, but it doesn’t hurt when special recognition is given. More than 170 airmen who were deployed from their home base for more than 30 days and their family members who were burdened by it were honored Sunday during the second annual Hometown Heroes Salute ceremony. The recognition program was sanctioned in 2008 by Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau.
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.
December 18, 2008
JULY 11, 1935-DEC. 17, 2008 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jerry M. "Jake" Niedentohl, 73, of 101 Middle Street, Waynesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, in Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. Born July 11, 1935, in Waynesboro, Va., he was the son of the late William Piper Sr. and Anna Mae Niedentohl. He graduated from Waynesboro Senior High School, Waynesboro, Pa. with the class of 1955. He worked in the shipping department at HMW Enterprises, Waynesboro, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Â 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.
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.
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.