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OBITUARIES
June 15, 2012
David Paul Russell, 90, of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Homewood of Williamsport. Born Jan. 10, 1922, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frank Keifer and Lena Mary (Winters) Russell. Mr. Russell retired from the state of Maryland prison system with 33 years of service as an accountant auditor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received many medals, including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with Bronze Arrowhead.
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NEWS
November 10, 2006
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor its annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans today at 11 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse. This year, veterans of World War II will be specially honored. Speakers will be members of Morris Frock who served in that war. A special musical tribute entitled "Before You Go" will be presented. Military, service and civic groups will be laying wreaths at the courthouse ceremony.
NEWS
November 11, 2006
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor its annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans today at 11 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse. This year, veterans of World War II will be specially honored. Speakers will be members of Morris Frock who served in that war. A special musical tribute entitled "Before You Go" will be presented. Military, service and civic groups will be laying wreaths at the courthouse ceremony.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | May 30, 2009
HALFWAY -- Tony Pruchniewski knows the greatest tribute to fallen troops isn't found in speeches or monuments. Instead, that tribute exists every day across the United States, he said, in something called freedom. That's why Pruchniewski is disappointed when Memorial Day ceremonies are sparsely attended by the public. "If people really thought about it, they would be there," he said. "Some countries have partial freedom, others have no freedom at all. We are blessed with the greatest freedom on earth, thanks to the courage and sacrifices of our veterans.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 27, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Sunday's service at the Preserving Our Heritage Archives & Museum dually memorialized the past and celebrated the future, as the community recognized a World War II veteran and broke ground for an expansion of the museum. The new portion of the museum will be a reconstructed country store less than a mile down the road. The store will be dismantled and rebuilt "piece by piece" to accommodate displays that are overflowing from the original room designated for them, the Rev. Lee Daywalt said.
NEWS
March 28, 2009
AMVETS to honor Fales April 4 To the editor: AMVETS Department of Maryland will present its annual, highly prestigious "PNC A. Leo Anderson Free State Award of Excellence" to John Fales Jr., president of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation and Washington Times news columnist known as "Sgt. Shaft," at a ceremony on April 4, at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. The award honors Fales' 20-plus years of advocating for veterans' benefits and for those of their family members.
OBITUARIES
March 26, 2012
Eugene Edward Stout, 89, of 18510 Orchard Hills Parkway, Hagerstown, Md., passed away March 26, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 17, 1922, in Berwick, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Stout and Pearl Avery Stout. He was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of '41, in Berwick. He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, Company I, 262nd Infantry, 66th Division. He was a survivor of the sinking of the S.S. Leopoldville on Dec. 24, 1944, en route to the Battle of the Bulge.
NEWS
January 2, 2009
FEB. 22, 1921-DEC. 30, 2008 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph E. "Joe" Spangler, 87, of 119 N. Grant St., formerly of 10298 Amsterdam Road in Waynesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at his home. Born on Feb. 22, 1921, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Harry D. Sr. and Lottie E. Ward Spangler. His first wife, Mildred A. "Millie" Royer Spangler, died in 2000. They were married Dec. 20, 1941. He was a 1939 graduate of Waynesboro Senior High School. Prior to retiring in 1981, he was a letter carrier for the Waynesboro Post Office for 22 years.
NEWS
December 8, 2009
DEC. 25, 1923-DEC. 6, 2009 Lee E. Rephann Jr., 85, of Hagerstown, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Eckhart Mines, Md., he was the son of the late Lee and Gladys (Eisel) Rephann. He was in the first graduating class of Beall High School in Frostburg, Md. Lee was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart. He retired as an automobile insurance adjuster and most recently had worked at Mace Auto Body Shop in Smithsburg, Md. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hagerstown.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
APRIL 15, 1925-SEPT. 13, 2009 Wayne E. Alter Sr., 84, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born April 1, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Ira Doran and Eva May (Bower) Alter. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Glesner) Alter, who died Jan. 23, 1994. Wayne served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was a corpsman in the Battle of the Bulge. He was later honorably discharged and returned to Hagerstown.
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