March 10, 2003
MIDDLEPOINT, Md. - George Marvin Stottlemyer, 78, of Middlepoint, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1925, in Middlepoint, he was the son of the late William E. and Lillian Hays Stottlemyer. His wife, Constance M. Hoover Stottlemyer, whom he married June 28, 1950, died in 1997. He worked as an antique furniture refinisher in his home. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 5th Spearhead Division of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was one of the first 5,000 to hit the beach of Iwo Jima in 1945.
November 18, 2009
FEB. 12, 1924-NOV. 13, 2009 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Howard H. Bucy Jr., 85, of Mercersburg, Pa., died at 3:27 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Chambersburg Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Williamsport, Pa., on Feb. 12, 1924. He later was a resident of Hagerstown, Md. Howard was the son of the late Howard H. Sr. and Aldean L. Dubler Bucy. He is survived by his wife, Ada E. (Betty) Alleman Bucy, whom he married May 10, 1963. They were married for 46 years.
February 27, 2011
Feb. 19 marked a significant date in world history To the editor: A pivotal moment in the war in the Pacific and the world, as we know it today, was Feb. 19, 1945, when the United States invaded the tiny island of Iwo Jima. It was after this battle the question arose that sealed the fate of the Japanese Empire and the world: If a small island like Iwo Jima could hold out with such fanaticism for so long, what would it take to capture Tokyo? At 9:02 a.m., on the 19th of February 1945, U.S. Marines launched an attack on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
November 3, 2012
Carl Edward Davis, 86, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Roy and Zola Davis, he had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1996. Serving from 1944 to 1946 during World War II, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, 5th Marines, 24th Infantry, Casual Company on Iwo Jima. He retired in 1992 from Lockheed, where he worked for more than 30 years as an aircraft engineer.
July 18, 2005
By Jim Rosko As a 30-year veteran of the Department of Defense, to include retiring from the United States Navy after 23 years, I have something to say following this July 4. It has been spawned by the infighting in Washington, D.C., the downward spiral of American values, the teenager next door who dons a T-shirt with a picture of our commander-in-chief that includes the words, "He isn't my president," and sitting here watching a movie classic,...
December 13, 2008
Harold K. Butcher, 92 AUG. 27, 1916-DEC. 11, 2008 Commander Harold Kenneth Butcher, U.S. Navy Retired, died Dec. 11, 2008, in Hagerstown. He was 92. Born Aug. 27, 1916, in West Riverside, Calif., he was the youngest child of William and Edna Mae Butcher. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1934 and enlisted in the Navy in 1935. In 1941, he wed Mary Charlotte Neilson of Landsdowne, Md., and soon after reported for flight training in Pensacola, Fla. He earned his wings in October 1941 and in May of 1943, he was commissioned an officer.
November 9, 2009
It was in the 11th hour, on the 11th day of November, at 11 a.m. in 1918 that a truce was agreed upon to cease all fighting and to bring an end to World War I. An estimated 16 million dead and 21 million wounded resulted from this world conflict. Some days later, this truce became known as Armistice Day. Later, it was changed to Veterans Day, and a national holiday. On Nov. 11, we should take a moment to acknowledge our veterans and their many sacrifices and contributions to preserve our way of life.
October 27, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "I've gone 82 times around the sun," Louis Heinrich Jr. quipped, "and I only feel like I'm 35. " Sixty-three of those rotations have come since World War II ended. It was only four years ago, however, that a memorial to those who fought in the war was finished in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, Heinrich was among about 60 Washington County veterans of his era to see the memorial and the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.