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.
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 .
March 22, 2009
Don B. Turner, 74 AUG. 2, 1934-MARCH 21, 2009 Don B. Turner, 74, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Mamie Viola Cook Turner. He was employed as a painter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Benner Turner; two daughters, Kathy S. McCann and Linda K. Nicklas, both of Hagerstown; one son, Gary W. Turner of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and six 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.
January 3, 2013
Virgil Lee Clark Sr., of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. His parents were Harry Milton Clark and Illa Mae (Davis) Clark, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Jean (Gillespie) Clark; two children, Virgil Lee Clark Jr. and Susan Lynne (Clark) Eddy, and son-in-law, Craig D. Eddy; grandchildren, Mindy Clark, Andrea Sue Eddy and Lydia Marie Eddy; one great-granddaughter, Roxanne Marie Eddy; and a sister, Evelyn Elliott.
October 31, 2009
MAY 13, 1931-OCT. 29, 2009 George Brenton Renner III, 78, of Hagerstown, and a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born May 13, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George B. "Jake" and Beulah Ann Hamby Renner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Ann "Ellabell" Renner, on Aug. 13, 2001. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Shifler Electric. He was a member of the American Legion Post 42 for 46 years and was a lifetime member of the Western Maryland Sportsman Club.
January 19, 2009
DEC. 5, 1932-JAN. 14, 2009 FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Donald T. "Bud" McAllen, 76, of 9945 Wineman Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1932, in Willow Hill, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald M. and Sadie LaRue McAllen. He was employed as an electrician by Letterkenny Army Depot for 37 1/2 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church in Fannettsburg, where he served as a trustee and on the Board of Session.
January 29, 2011
SEPT. 9, 1930-JAN. 28, 2011 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — John E. Keener, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., passed away Jan. 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Mr. Keener was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Shippensburg, Pa. He was the son of Paul and Anna Keener. He was a retired masonry contractor in Mechanicsburg. He served as a sergeant in the Korean War. He was a member of West Shore Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, West Shore Investment Club, Mechanicsburg Club, Elks, American Legion, West Shore Country Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Antique Automobile Club of America and the Williams Grove Steam Engine Association.
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.