January 7, 2009
MAY 1, 1945-JAN. 5, 2009 LEESBURG, Va. - Richard T. Ketron, 63, of Leesburg, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Willow Tree Manor in Charles Town, W.Va. Born May 1, 1945, in Leesburg, he was the son of Mary Jewell Ketron of Leesburg and the late L.B. Ketron. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Susan L. Sharp of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and five brothers, Robert Ketron of Leesburg, Ronnie Ketron of Rapedan, Va., David Ketron of Abbotstown, Pa., Donnie Ketron of Eagle Rock, Va., and Larry Ketron of Union Bridge, Md. Military graveside services will be held at a later date in Arlington (Va.)
November 29, 2012
Ellis A. "Woody" Woodcock Sr., 83, of Washington Square in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Oct. 5, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Rufford M. and Anna (Townson) Woodcock. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Washington County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Joan M. Grove; children, Ellis Woodcock Jr., Mary Riggin, Roy "Sonny" Kerns, Robert Grove and Heather Grove; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
March 9, 2012
Jeptha Cecil Triplett Jr., 75, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home. Born May 18, 1936, in Albuquerque, N.M. A veteran of the U. S. Army, first lieutenant, he served in the Korean War and during the Cold War. He received his master's degree and was a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Bryant and husband, Jim, of Stephens City; and one grandson. Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com .
October 12, 2011
Robert Rufus Wren, most recently of Stuarts Draft, Va., beloved husband and father, passed peacefully from this life Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and retired from the U.S. Army in 1968. After leaving active-duty military, he worked as a clothing quality-control engineer in both the civilian community and the Department of Defense. He is survived by three children, Rhonda Wren Pruitt of Prince George, Va., Janet A. Wren of Charlottesville, Va., and Robert C. Wren of Hagerstown, Md.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
November 10, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown veterans from the Korean War and Vietnam War whose names were left off a plaque at the town monument will have their names on a new monument. Bill Osborne, who grew up in Funkstown, has spearheaded an effort to rectify the absences of some veterans' names from the monument at Baltimore Street and Alt. U.S. 40. The Town Council voted 5-0 Monday night to allow a new monument to be installed at the town monument and for Osborne to collect money for it. Osborne said it will cost $850 and he already has $500 in pledges from the Funkstown American Legion, the legion's Last Man Standing Club and another donor.
March 25, 2009
MARCH 2, 1929-MARCH 23, 2009 Charles G. King, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Born Saturday, March 2, 1929, in Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of the late Carl Farmer and the late Gertrude King Farmer. Charles graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic High school and attended Catonsville Community College. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was employed with Canteen in Baltimore, Md., starting in 1954.
January 29, 2009
AUG. 10, 1920-JAN. 27, 2009 CHERRY RUN, W.Va. - Gilbert Ellsworth "Gib" Murphy, 88, of Cherry Run, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Aug. 10, 1920, in Cherry Run, he was the son of the late Russell Edward and Mary Nancy Kemp Murphy. He attended Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School. He retired from CSX Railroad, as a trackman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sleepy Creek, W.Va.
June 6, 2009
JAN. 1, 1932-JUNE 5, 2009 Harry McDonald Barnett Sr., 77, of Hagerstown, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born Jan. 1, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Edgar Nicholas and Ada Barnett. He was the husband of 56 years to Margaret E. (Russ) Barnett of Hagerstown. Harry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired in 1987 from the General Services Administration in Germantown, Md., after more that 30 years of service.
September 21, 2008
Long shot: Man finds rifle his dad used in Korea DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As gifts go, Jim Richardson's choice for his father's 79th birthday was a long shot. Virgil Richardson fondly remembered the .30-caliber M1 Garand rifle he carried during his time as a soldier during the Korean War. He even still had the weapon's serial number. Using that number, Jim Richardson went online and found the firearm at a Kentucky gun broker. "I couldn't even talk when he gave it to me," Virgil Richardson told The Flint Journal.
December 4, 2000
Students earn news writing contest mention By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer They didn't exactly rewrite history, but a group of Washington County Technical High School students traveled back in time to dig up news that happened nearly 50 years ago. Their efforts earned them an honorable mention in a nationwide USA Today/Edgate.com News of the Century contest. Nine students in the visual communications class entered the contest as juniors last year and recently learned as seniors that they received an award.