July 18, 2010
AUG. 14, 1932-JULY 14, 2010 KEEDYSVILLE - William (Bill) F. Wilson of Keedysville, Md., died July 14, 2010, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward Marshall and Grace Rebecca Wilson. He moved to Newtown Square, Pa., at age 14, where he met his wife, Nancy. He graduated from Marple Newtown High School in 1950. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the Navy, he attended Drexel University while working as an engineer.
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.
May 18, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Sixty years evaporated Wednesday in Hagerstown's North End. World War II veterans Wayne Kiser, 81, and Asher Edelman, 82, stood at the intersection of Forest Drive and Park Lane and recalled their war exploits. They remembered fellow Hagerstown native Bill Altenderfer Jr., a friend killed in action. Above them was a small black sign, newly affixed atop the green Park Lane road sign, across the street from where Altenderfer grew up. The Washington County Joint Veterans Council put up the sign Wednesday as part of an ongoing project that started about 20 years ago, council member Pete Callas said.
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.
December 2, 2009
MARCH 15, 1932-NOV. 30, 2009 ARTEMAS, Pa. - James Elmer Rice, 77, of 507 Creek Road, Artemas, Pa., and formerly of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Western Maryland HS-RMC, Cumberland, Md. Born Tuesday, March 15, 1932, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond C. Rice and the late Katherine E. Sigler Rice. He was employed at the B&O Railroad and later at Mack Truck Inc., retiring after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
October 24, 2009
MARCH 26, 1934-OCT. 23, 2009 Austin Grover Durbin, 75, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born March 26, 1934, in Brownsville, Md., he was the son of the late William Edgar and Sylvia Arbutus Haines Durbin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Frito-Lay and previously was employed by Fairchild Corp. He was a member of the Funkstown American Legion and AMVETS Post 10. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and spoiling his grandchildren.
February 28, 2009
Gene Bernard "Ted" Schaff, 78 DEC. 27, 1930-FEB. 26, 2009 FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Gene Bernard "Ted" Schaff, 78, of 64 Michigan Drive in Falling Waters, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at his home. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Sonta L. and Teresa N. Condon Schaff. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed by the Apex Corporation in Winchester, Va. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown, North American Rod and Gun Club, the American Legion, the National Rifle Association and PADI Diving Society.
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.