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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 26, 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.
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by DON AINES | November 12, 2006
War stories are best retold rather than lived through, the filter of time helping give voice to memories many veterans would rather not relive. Recalling the last of his 20 missions over Europe as the ball turret gunner in a B-17 Flying Fortress still brought tears to the eyes of Karl Rohrer, one of several World War II veterans who fielded questions Saturday at Honoring Our Veterans, a Veterans Day tribute sponsored by The Herald Mail Co. and...
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 23, 2008
View the Veterans Trip slideshow WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Freedom might not be free, but, for about 60 veterans on Wednesday, getting an up-close look at it was. Thanks to two local governments and other sponsors, two busloads of Washington County veterans went to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial, reviving memories of their youth. The visit was the second that the City of Hagerstown organized this year, sparked by an idea by Councilman Lewis C. Metzner, whose father was a WWII veteran.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
Crena Anderson wasn't at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. But the 88-year-old Halfway resident will be linked to that day for the rest of her life. She said her first and second husbands were stationed at Army bases in Hawaii during the attack, although the two young soldiers didn't know each other at the time. “I'm proud of what they did - very proud,” Crena said at her home earlier this week. “They must have been scared to death.” Crena said she married her first husband, Marvin Spencer, shortly after they met while he was home on leave in 1944.
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November 11, 1999
By DON AINES and DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writers Photo by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Most of the traditional Veterans Day elements were present Thursday around Chambersburg's Civil War memorial fountain: The Chambersburg High School Band playing Sousa marches with units from the VFW, American Legion and other veterans organizations keeping step. World War I vintage vehicles and fire trucks, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts followed the veterans downtown, but the number of people in the parade almost equaled the spectators gathered along U.S. 30 and around Memorial Square on a gray, windy morning.
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by ERIN JULIUS | September 27, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Three days into the 1945 invasion of Iwo Jima, shrapnel hit Vern Brintzenhofe in seven places. "I'm one of the fortunate ones," Brintzenhofe said. Two hundred Marines landed with him during the first wave of the invasion. Seven hours later, only 84 men were left. About 10 of the men who took the beach 61 years ago joined Brintzenhofe in Hagerstown for a "mini reunion" of Iwo Jima survivors from the Fourth Marine Division Association. "We're all brothers in arms.
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April 8, 2003
U.S. Navy Seaman Summer L. Wren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wren of Boonsboro, has received a Letter of Commendation. Wren also has been meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd Class. She is currently deployed with the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. Wren is a 1999 graduate of Boonsboro High School.
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April 7, 2011
World War II veteran Vern Brintzehofe will be honored 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Brintzenhofe served on Saipan and Iwo Jima, where he sustained injuries and received a Purple Heart. Cost is $20; WWII veterans eat for free. There will be a cash bar. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 15. For more information, contact Jim Mills at 301-331-2683 or jmills@medtrends.net .
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February 8, 2007
Take a shot at winning $50 by guessing who you think will win Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 25, by participating in The Herald-Mail's fourth Oscar picks contest. Pick the winners from 10 categories to win: 1. Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," or "The Queen. " 2. Director: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, "Babel"; Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"; Clint Eastwood, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Stephen Frears, "The Queen"; or Paul Greengrass, "United 93. " 3. Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"; Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; or Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland.
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