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NEWS
May 14, 2010
MARCH 26, 1951-MAY 11, 2010 FUNKSTOWN - Harold William (Deedle) Jones, 59, of 6 N. Antietam St., Funkstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born March 26, 1951, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Kenneth Jones of Funkstown, Md., and the late Betty Lee Wolfensberger Jones. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971; he served in Americal Division 196th Light Infantry Brigade. He received medals of Good Conduct, National Defense, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Vietnam Defense.
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OBITUARIES
March 6, 2011
MAY 15, 1925-MARCH 5, 2011 Theodore John "Ted" Siecker Sr. 85, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 5, 2011, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 15, 1925, in McGrann, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna Marie Koch Siecker. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He served on the USS Langley and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired in 1985 from Mack Trucks Inc. Ted was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for more than 49 years.
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
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.
OBITUARIES
August 25, 2011
Robert Harrison Price, 83, of Little Orleans, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at NMS Health Care in Hagerstown, Md. Born Feb. 29, 1928, in Belle Grove, Md., he was the son of the late William Henry Harrison and Viola Evelyn Barnes Price, and the husband of the late Patricia Nadine McCusker, who died Sept. 10, 1990. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army with the 7th Division, 17th Regiment, Co. C, during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and the U.N. Service Medal.
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.
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.
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