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.
January 27, 2013
Harold L. Overcash, 81, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Arthur L. and Anna C. Poe Overcash. He was a union pipe fitter/welder, working in various states around the country. He retired due to disability in 1981. Harold was a member of American Legion Post 517 of Mercersburg, Sideling Hill Sportsmen's Association and FOE of Harrisonville, Pa. He was an avid trapper for 60 years.
October 21, 2011
Kenneth Gerald Crippen, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of the late James and Ruby (Tyler) Crippen. Kenneth attended Fort Hill High School and Potomac State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Enterprise during World War II and the USS Wedderburn during the Korean War. Kenneth had worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., and the Washington County Bus Co. Kenneth, at one point, owned and operated Crippen's Driving School.
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.
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.
March 5, 2009
SEPT. 7, 1930-MARCH 3, 2009 Ronald F. Slusher, 78, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Sept. 7, 1930 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Gertrude E. Brown Slusher. He retired as a roofer with Tri-State Roofing, Hagerstown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post No. 211. He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Sisk; one son, David Slusher; and one brother, Robert Slusher of Hagerstown.
January 21, 2009
FEB. 1, 1931-JAN. 19, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rex Curren Shrader, 77, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. Born Feb. 1, 1931, in Bramwell, W.Va., he was the son of the late David Shrader and Beulla Corell Shrader. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta M. Shrader. He was a 1950 graduate of Bramwell High School. He retired from Corning Glass. He was a veteran of the the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.