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by SCOTT BUTKI | October 3, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com Fort Ritchie, the former U.S. Army base in Cascade, is again housing members of the military: Military police providing security at nearby Site R, an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday. Site R, known locally as the "underground Pentagon," is an alternate military command center inside a Pennsylvania mountain near the Washington County community of Pen Mar. The Army is leasing a building at Fort Ritchie from PenMar Development Corp. to provide housing for a "detachment" from Oklahoma, spokeswoman Jennifer Lafley said.
NEWS
March 7, 2006
Pfc. Ashley Jean Gray, daughter of Ernie and Donna Gray of Rohrersville, graduated Dec. 15, 2005, from the Army's 19-week Military Police training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Gray began a new assignment on Jan. 14 at the 410 Military Police Co., 89th MP Brigade, at Fort Hood, Texas. She is a 2001 graduate of Boonsboro High School and a 2004 graduate of Hagerstown Community College.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 7, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A former Army National Guard military police officer announced Friday he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the 52nd District seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. In a press conference outside the Berkeley County Courthouse, Ken Mattson, 37, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., said voters in the district have a number of needs that are not being heard in Charleston. "Crime is growing as rapidly as our property taxes," Mattson said. If Mattson becomes the Democratic Party's nominee, he likely would challenge incumbent Del. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2012
A Hagerstown man serving with the Third Infantry Division was killed Sunday night in Georgia when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car, a spokesman for Fort Stewart said Wednesday. Pfc. Christiaan Bush, 22, died in the accident that occurred on base property at 11:59 p.m., spokesman Kevin Larson said Wednesday. Bush was riding north of Ga. 119 near the Noncommissioned Officer Academy when a car attempted to pass a pickup truck and another car, Larson said. The car and Bush's motorcycle collided, and the motorcycle slid under the car, Larson said.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 8, 2005
On May 2, 1943, Russell Dandelin's family found out he had been killed - four weeks earlier at the Battle of El Guettar in Tunisia. Dandelin, 24, was in the U.S. Army's 1st Division, 16th Infantry, Company A. "We waited four, five years for the body ... " said his sister, Flo Miles. "It came back in 1948, the year my daughter was born. " Miles, a Brooklyn native who lives in Hagerstown, is a receptionist at the Washington County Commission on Aging office on Public Square.
NEWS
February 2, 2009
MAY 21, 1926-JAN. 31, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lester C. Martin, 82, of 228 Landis Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. Born May 21, 1926, in Fountaindale, Pa., he was the son of the late Glen E. and Ethel B. Dick Martin. He worked for Beck Manufacturing, Greencastle, Pa., as a manufacturing supervisor, retiring in 1991 after more than 45 years of service. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the military police. He attended Apostolic Church, Greenstone.
NEWS
September 8, 2003
Will Stuller II , 20, is stationed in Iraq with the 447th EAES/MASF, a medical evacuation unit, in Baghdad. He is a member of the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard in Martinsburg W.Va. He is from Marlowe, W.Va., and is the son of William Stuller Sr. U.S. Army Spc. Daniel R. Burger , 20, is assigned to the 101st - 187th Infantry Unit of the 3rd Brigade as a mortar man. He previously served a tour in Afghanistan and now is serving in Iraq.
OBITUARIES
February 22, 2011
MARCH 3, 1929-FEB. 21, 2011 SMITHSBURG, Md. — Derward Eugene Davis, 81, of 22517 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sunday, March 3, 1929, in Richmond, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester Davis and the late Merle Perkins Davis. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, where he served with the Seabee's during World War II. In 1950 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2012
A Hagerstown man serving with the Third Infantry Division was killed Sunday night in Georgia when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car, a spokesman for Fort Stewart said Wednesday. Pfc. Christiaan Bush, 22, died in the accident that occurred on base property at 11:59 p.m., spokesman Kevin Larson said Wednesday. Bush was riding north of Ga. 119 near the Noncommissioned Officer Academy when a car attempted to pass a pickup truck and another car, Larson said. The car and Bush's motorcycle collided, and the motorcycle slid under the car, Larson said.
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OBITUARIES
February 22, 2011
MARCH 3, 1929-FEB. 21, 2011 SMITHSBURG, Md. — Derward Eugene Davis, 81, of 22517 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sunday, March 3, 1929, in Richmond, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester Davis and the late Merle Perkins Davis. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, where he served with the Seabee's during World War II. In 1950 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
NEWS
February 2, 2009
MAY 21, 1926-JAN. 31, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lester C. Martin, 82, of 228 Landis Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. Born May 21, 1926, in Fountaindale, Pa., he was the son of the late Glen E. and Ethel B. Dick Martin. He worked for Beck Manufacturing, Greencastle, Pa., as a manufacturing supervisor, retiring in 1991 after more than 45 years of service. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the military police. He attended Apostolic Church, Greenstone.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 11, 2007
Click here to view and/or purchase photos. CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - As they walked off the buses onto a red carpet, the eyes of the men and women of the 324th Military Police Battalion searched the cheering, flag-waving, sign-holding crowd, looking for someone to hug - wives, husbands, children, parents, girlfriends. Family members gathered outside the Frank M. Parker U.S. Army Reserve Center, edged forward, some pushing strollers or carrying infants, to greet the soldiers on their return from more than a year in Iraq.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 7, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A former Army National Guard military police officer announced Friday he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the 52nd District seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. In a press conference outside the Berkeley County Courthouse, Ken Mattson, 37, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., said voters in the district have a number of needs that are not being heard in Charleston. "Crime is growing as rapidly as our property taxes," Mattson said. If Mattson becomes the Democratic Party's nominee, he likely would challenge incumbent Del. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley.
NEWS
August 16, 2006
Week of Aug. 13, 1956 The population of Washington County is estimated at 85,000, an increase of 8 percent over the 1950 census figure of 78,000, according to the Maryland State Planning Commission. The county has grown faster than Allegany, with a 5 percent increase, and Frederick County, with a 3 percent increase, over the 1950 figures. Military Police will no longer be stationed in Hagerstown as a result of an economy move by the office of the Provost Marshal of the Maryland Military District.
NEWS
April 4, 2006
Army Pvt. Ryan P. Berger, son of Tina Reeder and stepson of Henry Reeder, of Boonsboro, recently graduated from basic and AIT training at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., where he medaled in Sharpshooting, Grenadesman, Perfect 9mm and Best of the Best. Berger is enrolled for a five-year service with the military police. Berger is a 2001 graduate of Boonsboro High School.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 11, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The principal at Eastern York High School near York, Pa., has been hired as principal at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, the president of the Waynesboro School Board said Wednesday. Jon Bilbo will assume the principal job within 60 days, Larry Glenn said. According to Glenn, Pennsylvania school law allows a school board to keep an administrator on the job for 60 days after an accepted resignation for continuity, provided they are moving to a district within the state.
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