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NEWS
February 24, 2013
A reader who called Mail Call last week asked about the meeting dates of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association. The reader wrote, “I would like to know if anybody knows ... where they meet, what day, what time ... and if there's a contact number for any of them.” Antietam Chapter 312 meets at 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at American Legion Dixon-Troxell Post 211 in Funkstown. The address is 12 N. Westside Ave. In addition, Antietam Chapter 312's board of directors meets at the American Legion in Funkstown on the third Wednesday of each month.
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OBITUARIES
February 22, 2013
Norman Philip Grimes, 80, of Reading, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, Pa. Born Sept. 11, 1932, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Cecil Leroy Grimes and Sarah Jane Herr Grimes Ambrose. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Grimes. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Polymer Corporation in Reading. He is survived by one sister, Annabelle Sword of Hagerstown; and three nieces and five nephews.
OBITUARIES
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2012
Speaking about the war often referred to as the “forgotten war,” Hagerstown-area resident Les Bishop said the Korean War was one of the most significant events of the previous century and deeply affected the communist movement. Bishop was the speaker at Sunday morning's Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Hagerstown. Approximately 130 people attended the 59th such ceremony sponsored by the American Legion auxiliary of Morris Frock Post 42 in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 9, 2012
Boonsboro High School junior Etta Short said the Veterans Day ceremony that was held Friday in the school gymnasium was a fitting way to honor Americans for their military service. But despite the patriotic music that was played and the speeches that were given, she said she believed veterans hardly get the amount of respect they deserve. “I don't think some people realize how much they did for our country,” she said. Mannie Gentile, a Navy veteran and interpretive park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, told the students in his keynote address that many of them were no different than veterans who have gone off to fight in the past.
NEWS
October 3, 2012
Hagerstown's newest Ravens Roost donated $3,000 toward the planned Korean War Veterans Memorial. A check was presented to members Les Bishop and Jim Mobley, from Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, to be used for the memorial planned to be built near Mealey Parkway and Potomac Avenue  in Hagerstown's North End.  Hub City Ravens Roost 124 raised money by sponsoring a golf tournament at Beaver Creek County Club on Sept....
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | August 23, 2012
Two area clubs recently donated money to Korean War Veterans Chapter 312 for its monument fund. • The Lions Club of Halfway held a chicken barbecue earlier this year to raise money for the monument, which will be built in Hagerstown's North End. The majority of the proceeds were donated to the chapter. Clayton Burkholder of the Lions Club presented a check to Jim Mobley, monument committee chairman for Korean War Veterans Chapter 312. • The Red Men Riders Club, Tribe 84, recently conducted a bike ride to raise money for the monument.
OBITUARIES
July 27, 2012
Mr. William E. "Bill" Riordan, 81, of Greencastle, died late Thursday morning, July 26, 2012, at The Shook Home, Chambersburg. He was the husband of Mrs. Mary Doris Dunegan Riordan, his wife of 57 years. Born Feb. 1, 1931, in Hastings, he was a son of the late Dennis and Helen Lann Riordan. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1949; attended Pittsburgh Technical Institute; and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Riordan retired from Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, in 1987, with 25 years of service.
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