May 18, 2004
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will host the annual Memorial Day program and wreath laying in front of the Washington County Courthouse in Hagerstown on Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m.Hagerstown Mayor William Breichner will be the guest speaker. Breichner is a 13-year member of Morris Frock Post 42 and a veteran of the Korean War. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 19, 1952 and was honorably discharged in October 1954. He was elected to the Hagerstown City Council for four years in 1989 and re-elected for two four-year terms.
January 16, 2009
FEB. 19, 1926-DEC. 20, 2008 HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Andrew G. "Andy" Nelson, 82, of Harpers Ferry, died of bone cancer Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. He was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Hamden, Conn. He retired as a faculty member and dean of mathematics and applied technologies at Montgomery College in Montgomery County, Md. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army and Navy reserves.
July 13, 2013
Wilfred (Billy) Odell Saunders, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 8, 2013. He was a United States Marine and served in the Korean War. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was the husband of Charlene M. Saunders of Sarasota; and former wife, Harriet A. Saunders, of Sarasota, with whom he remained very close. He is survived by his brother, Joe Saunders of Hagerstown; brother, Mark (Merdy) Saunders of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Joyce (Sis)
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.
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.
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 .
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.
December 27, 2008
Franklin A. Strock, 80 JULY 12, 1928-DEC. 26, 2008 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin A. "Punk" Strock, 80, of Chambersburg, formerly of East Washington Street, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at his home. Born July 12, 1928, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Elmer Gushert and Ruth Gayle Haulman Strock. He worked in the Chambersburg area as a carpenter. He was a member of United Brethren Church, where he was an usher. He was a former Boy Scout leader in the church's Troop 124. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
November 6, 2009
APRIL 23, 1931-NOV. 3, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. --Â Mr. James Roger Young, 78, of Frederick, Md., died on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Kline Hospice House. He was the husband of 54 years to Rochelle Troiano Young. He was born in Apollo, Pa., on April 23, 1931, a son of the late Ralph F. Young and Katherine Rodgers Young Nardulli. Mr. YoungÂ was a graduate of Vandergrift High School Â (Pennsylvania) Class of 1950. He proudly served his countryÂ during the Korean War in the United States Army.