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June 27, 2013
The Mideast Division, Marine Corps League Annual Conference will be held Friday to Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown. The conference is hosted by the Department of Maryland and Antietam Detachment No. 113. The annual conferences provide members an opportunity to be a part of the decision-making process in Marine Corps League programs, attend training classes and learn more about the operation and functions of the league. The league strives to give back to the communities where members live, especially with programs for children, including the  successful Toys for Tots annual Christmas toy collection and distribution program.
LIFESTYLE
May 28, 2013
The Antietam Detachment of the Marine Corps League installed new leadership for 2013. The officers were elected from the regular membership. Detachment Commandant Jim Mills was elected for a second year. Mills expressed his appreciation to the members for their continued confidence in him and promised to make 2013 another excellent year for the detachment. “The members of this detachment have really stepped up to the challenge I placed before them when they elected me in 2012,” Mills said.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
Plans are under way for an auction fundraiser for the Antietam Detachment of the Marine Corps League.  Cochran Auction of Boonsboro has agreed to auction donated items early in the fall. Donated items will be stored at the auction complex on Mapleville Road in a container donated by Bowman Development. To donate items, call Cochran's at 301-739-0538 or Bob Glausier at 301-432-5289. Pickup might be available for larger items.
NEWS
June 20, 2012
Guy Whidden was guest speaker at the Marine Corps League, Antietam Detachment's monthly meeting at the VFW in Hagerstown on June 5. Whidden, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, shared his experiences and answered questions from local Marines before the detachment's regular meeting. Whidden parachuted into Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion of June 1944. He also jumped again into Holland as part of Operation Market-Garden. On June 6, 1994, as one of a few select D-Day veterans cleared to jump, Whidden again jumped into Normandy during the 50th anniversary observances.
NEWS
November 24, 2011
For the second consecutive year, the Marine Corps League, Antietam Detachment of Hagerstown, has partnered with Antietam Cable Television to provide toys to children in the community through the Toys for Tots program.   Antietam Cable has donated more than $20,000 in advertising and other services during the upcoming holiday season. Antietam Cable also is fostering awareness with its customers by providing free installations and service upgrades in exchange for a donation of a new unwrapped toy that will be donated back to the Toys for Tots program and a link on its website at www.antietamcable.com for direct donations.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Families wishing to apply to receive gifts for their children this holiday season can register with Chambersburg's Marine Toys for Tots Foundation from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Registration will be held at the Marine Corps League at 450 Grant St., according to a news release. Several events have been planned to help generate support for the mission. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held at the Marine Corps League from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Special activities are also scheduled at M&S Harley-Davidson, 160 Falling Spring Rd, and Your Barber Shop, 512 Lincoln Way East.
OBITUARIES
November 2, 2011
William Oscar Bock, 83, of Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, with military honors accorded by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.
NEWS
January 7, 2008
Unions in Washington and Frederick counties combined their efforts in support of the Toys for Tots program. Carpenters 340, United Auto Workers 171 and the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council conducted a drive to collect toys for the Marine Corps League, Bulldog Detachment. The annual Christmas Party held by the labor council required an admission of a new toy for a child up to 12 years of age. About 145 gifts were received. Gift presentation to the Marine Corps League was made by President Teresa Martin and Carpenters 340 business representative Ron Maners to Marine Corps League Chaplain Phil Stotelmyer.
LIFESTYLE
September 15, 2011
Danielle Cook opened a lemonade stand June 18 at the home of Traci Weaver, a friend of the family. For several hours, Danielle, 7, operated her stand and sold $131 worth of lemonade. Danielle donated the money to Washington County's U.S. Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program. Danielle was honored Sept. 6 by the local Marine Corps League at its regular meeting. She was awarded a certificate of appreciation, which recognized her initiative, leadership, friendliness, courtesy, hard work and dedication.
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OBITUARIES
September 3, 2013
Charles Lindbergh Bean, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 29, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Archie Samuel and Susan Elizabeth Kretzer Bean. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Bertha (Sylvia) Mae Bean; sister, Vivian Knick; brothers, Harold E. Bean, Eston Bean and Archie Samuel Bean (Jr.); and his three companions, Jacob, Tilly and Bear.
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LIFESTYLE
June 30, 2013
At the annual Department of Maryland convention of the Marine Corps League, the Antietam Detachment was selected as the top detachment in the state. The award is presented each year during the convention held in Ocean City, Md.  The detachment was selected as the top one after it showed the most growth, community involvement and participation in department, regional and national activities. Twenty new members, regular (Marines) and associate members, signed with Antietam in 2012.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
The Mideast Division, Marine Corps League Annual Conference will be held Friday to Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown. The conference is hosted by the Department of Maryland and Antietam Detachment No. 113. The annual conferences provide members an opportunity to be a part of the decision-making process in Marine Corps League programs, attend training classes and learn more about the operation and functions of the league. The league strives to give back to the communities where members live, especially with programs for children, including the  successful Toys for Tots annual Christmas toy collection and distribution program.
OBITUARIES
June 11, 2013
Richard Dearmont Vincent, 66, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away May 17, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1946, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Oliver Vincent, and Frances and William Grimes. He was a graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was a past employee of DOT Foods, Garden State Tanning, Handy and Harman, and Hills Chevron. He is survived by his children, Tammy Vincent of Middleton, Idaho, William Vincent of Fort Edward, N.Y., Angela Vincent of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cheryl Phipps of Franklin, Wis., and grandchildren, Frederick Hofmeister III, Luke Campbell, Oleander Kosy, Eric Phipps and Casey Phipps.
OBITUARIES
May 28, 2013
Stephen Fredric Schoen Jr., 58, died at his home in Hagerstown on May 24, 2013.  He is the beloved son of Joan Cushwa Baer, also of Hagerstown, and the late Stephen Fredric Schoen Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Schoen. He is survived by his sister, Catherine Cushwa Schoen of Hagerstown; by his brother, Peter Monroe Schoen of Marco Island, Fla.; as well as by his nieces, Margaret and Catherine Schoen. He is a graduate of The Gunnery and of Control Data Institute.
LIFESTYLE
May 28, 2013
The Antietam Detachment of the Marine Corps League installed new leadership for 2013. The officers were elected from the regular membership. Detachment Commandant Jim Mills was elected for a second year. Mills expressed his appreciation to the members for their continued confidence in him and promised to make 2013 another excellent year for the detachment. “The members of this detachment have really stepped up to the challenge I placed before them when they elected me in 2012,” Mills said.
OBITUARIES
May 27, 2013
William Arthur Byers, 96, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., to the late Joseph Elmer and Laura Blanche Byers Byers. He was a 1934 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He was a 1938 graduate of Frostburg State College and received his master's degree from Frostburg State College in 1962. He taught various courses of study for 42 years in the Williamsport School District, retiring in 1979. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II as a first lieutenant.
NEWS
May 26, 2013
The following local events are scheduled in observance of Memorial Day: Monday  The Combined Veterans Council of Waynesboro, Pa., will host its annual Memorial Day activities starting with Waynesboro's holiday parade. The parade, which features between 40 and 45 units, will step off at 9 a.m. at CV Avenue, head west on Main Street, go south on Broad Street and conclude at Memorial Park. The speaker for the Memorial Day service will be retired Lt. Col. Alan J. “Jeff” Rock of Waynesboro.
OBITUARIES
May 4, 2013
James Albert Turvin, 77, of 12012 Waltz Road in Smithsburg, Md., died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1935, in Alabama, he was the son of the late James Alto and Connie Elizabeth Ellis Turvin. He was a loving father and grandfather. He loved to fish. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Turvin; two daughters, Dawn Ortiz and husband, Butch, of Hagerstown, Md., and Connie Turvin and husband, Frank, of Smithsburg; three sons, James Turvin and wife, Rene, of West Virginia, Jimmy Turvin and wife, Becky, of Smithsburg, and Earl "Lynn" Turvin and companion, Celsta, of South Carolina; two brothers; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
April 30, 2013
Gene Alden O'Dell, 76, of Hagerstown, Md., died April 26, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 25, 1936, in Quinwood, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lundy B. and Edith M. (Jones) O'Dell. Gene served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1954 to 1957, during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal. Gene worked as a truck driver for Pony Express and Halls Motor Transit. He received driving awards for 15 years with no accident and million-mile safe driving.
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