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April 12, 2009
George "Pert" Long, 76 MAY 13, 1932-APRIL 10, 2009 George "Pert" Long, 76, formerly of 9711 Fernwood Lane, Hagerstown, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Golden Living Center. Born May 13, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George C. and Francis Turner Long Sr. He retired in 1983 from M.C.T.C after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was a member the Improved Order Red Men of Williamsport.
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OBITUARIES
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.
OBITUARIES
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 .
OBITUARIES
December 18, 2010
AUG. 16, 1930-DEC. 17, 2010 Raymond Donald McAfee Sr., of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village. Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Raymond M. and Ruth M. Athey McAfee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine McAfee, on Nov. 24, 2007. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Hager Optical Inc. after 47 years of service.        He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42. He is survived by one son, Raymond D. McAfee Jr. and wife, Sharon Kay, of Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
April 12, 2012
Warren Spencer Goding, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Tuesday, April 3, 1928, in Canton, Maine, he was the son of the late Edward L. Goding and Ethel DeMerritt Goding. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. He is survived by his niece, Sylvia Crafts; and nephew, Robert Goding Jr. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Goding and Robert Goding; and longtime partner, Don Gillett.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | 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.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
OCT. 29, 1923-DEC. 4, 2008 Lewis Jacob Hose Jr., 85, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lewis Jacob and Emma Lou Speilman Hose Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha May Cauffman, in 1951. He retired from Mack Trucks in 1985 with more than 25 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Trinity Bible Church in Hagerstown.
NEWS
November 16, 2008
Dale L. Brindle, 80 NOV. 21, 1927-NOV. 13, 2008 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dale L. Brindle, 80, of 44 Glen St., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center. Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Belvidere, Neb., he was the son of the late Earl S. and Nellie G. Sanford Brindle. He was a 1949 graduate of the former Shippensburg (Pa.) State Teacher's College. He taught science in Hagerstown. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was appointed chief clerk to the Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
April 24, 2010
Our beloved husband, father, pappy and brother, Charles William (Duck) Mummert, 77, passed away earlier this year at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Williamsport, Md., to Raymond M. Mummert and Carrie Mae Silvers Mummert. He attended Williamsport schools. He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church. Charles was a Korean War veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army and achieving the rank of corporal. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, DAV and VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents.
NEWS
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.
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