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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | March 29, 2012
The Maryland Senate has approved a fiscal 2013 funding for Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park improvements in Williamsport and a Korean War veterans memorial in Hagerstown. The two items were among the projects in a $1.12 billion capital budget tentatively approved Wednesday and passed Thursday by a 39-7 vote. The House of Delegates is getting closer to having its own version of the capital budget ready for a preliminary vote. The General Assembly has until April 9 to pass the legislation and reconcile any differences in bills supported by the House and Senate.
March 11, 2012
Mr. Harold R. Angle, 72, formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died late Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2012, at the Community Living Center of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.Born Oct. 10, 1939, in Welsh Run, Pa., he was a son of the late H. Raymond and Nellie V. Shinham Angle.Harold was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.He is survived by siblings, Dorothy J. Mills of Chambersburg, Eleanor L. Miller of Mercersburg, John...
By DAN DEARTH | | March 11, 2012
Local Korean War veterans say they are off to a good start raising money to build a monument in Hagerstown to honor the men and women who served during that conflict. But they still need the public's financial support to help reach their $70,000 goal. Charles Mobley Jr., monument committee chairman of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, said the veterans have raised about $32,000 in cash and in-kind pledges since the collection drive began in mid-October.
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 .
February 23, 2012
Melvin B. Stenger Jr., of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away at 7:35 p.m. Feb. 22, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport, Md. Born in Hagerstown, Md., he was a son of the late Melvin B. Sr. and Helen R. Wiebel Stenger. Mr. Stenger was a graduate of Shippensburg University. He taught at Forbes Roads School for one year. He then began his career at James Buchanan High School, where he taught in the English and business education departments for 38 years. He also coached basketball during his teaching career.
By JANET HEIM | | February 23, 2012
The recognition was 60 years in coming, but the Marine receiving it was no less proud. Still trim and fit in the U.S. Marine Corpsuniform he had custom-made in Okinawa in 1966 on his way to Vietnam, retired Capt. Robert “Bob” Glausier, 80, proudly wears the Gold Star he finally received for combat action in the Korean War. It is the second combat action award he has received. Still, Glausier is hesitant to make much of his latest recognition. “Bob is awfully modest.
February 12, 2012
Alfred A. “Al” Henneberger Jr., 79, of Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Alfred A. Henneberger Sr. and Evelyn G. (Bitzberger) Henneberger. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, Class of 1950, and attended Johns Hopkins University. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy upon the USS Dextrous (AM-341) and reaching the rank of quartermaster 1st class.
By DAVE McMILLION | | January 22, 2012
The room was charged with energy through much of the game as Baltimore Ravens fans jumped to their feet and pumped their fists in the air during the nail-biting AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Then it came to an end when Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a field goal, ending the team's chances of keeping the game alive with a tie. The Hub City Ravens Roost room in Always Ron's Restaurant & Catering on Burhans Boulevard fell suddenly quiet as fans walked out the doors in disbelief.
December 29, 2011
The local Korean War Veterans Chapter 312 will again sponsor two $500 scholarships to Washington County seniors this spring. The applicants must be related to a Korean War veteran, be accepted to any certified post-secondary school and must interview with the chapter's scholarship committee. During the interview process, the applicants should demonstrate a general knowledge of the Korean War. Applications are available with all area guidance counselors or by calling one of the committee members listed below.
December 13, 2011
Rodman "Rod" Sweeny, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md. Born Dec. 21, 1923, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late William James Paul and Adele Vaidis (Allen) Sweeny. He was the husband of 67 years to Katherine Sue (Reese) Sweeny, Hagerstown, whom he married in May 1945. Rod was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, N.H., where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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