February 18, 2009
MARCH 1924-FEB. 16, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Calvert Lewis Estill, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at City Hospital. Born in March 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of Calvert Lewis Estill Sr. and Robbie Lee Bennett Estill. He attended West Virginia University and was a 1945 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He served in the occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He was a real estate broker and a certified general appraiser, licensed in six states.
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.
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 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.
February 8, 2011
FEB. 14, 1930-FEB. 6, 2011 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Henry Ray Keller, 80, of Chambersburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Ray G. and Vada (Elliott) Keller. Mr. Keller was a 1948 graduate of Greencastle High School. He retired in 1985 as a sales writer in the property disposal office at Letterkenny Army Depot. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving with the 1st Armored Division.
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.
December 11, 2008
SEPT. 21, 1933-DEC. 10, 2008 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth Eugene Knipe, 75, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles Edward Knipe Sr. and Jennie Eversole Knipe. He was employed by the Berkeley County School Board for 10 years. He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, class of 1952, and graduated in 1960 from Shepherd College with a bachelor of science in chemistry.
November 4, 2002
To the editor: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett won his last election riding on the backs of Maryland veterans. A little over two years ago, I sought the help of his staff in Hagerstown to assist me with service connected claims and subsequent appeals I had with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore. When I went to his Hagerstown office I could not have been treated nicer by one of his female staff members who said she would look into my situation. For the next several months I was ignored, rebuffed and lied to. Absolutely nothing was done on my behalf.
February 10, 2009
OCT. 10, 1927-FEB. 8, 2009 SHARPSBURG - Earl Emery Conner, 81, of Chestnut Grove Road, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Albright, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Anderson and Lottie Bell Litchliter Conner. He had been employed in construction as a finish carpenter. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sisters, Lucy Wolfe of West Virginia and Freda Williams of Sharpsburg; and nieces and nephews.