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April 30, 2009
AUG. 26, 1933-APRIL 28, 2009 BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Lawrence J. Hamill Jr., (SFC, Ret. U.S. Army), 75, of Bunker Hill, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Born Aug. 26, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Lawrence J. Hamill Sr. and Gladyse Stevens Hamill. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 33 years of service, including serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of VFW Post 896, American Legion Post 42, AMVETS - MD Post 10, and DAV - WV 8. Mr. Hamill also was retired from Rubber Maid with 10 years of service and Western Maryland Railroad with 11 years of service.
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NEWS
July 9, 2009
MAY 22, 1924-JULY 8, 2009 Frank Edward Bishop Jr., 85, of 1619 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Md., died on Wednesday, July 08, 2009, at Western Maryland Hospital. Born May 22, 1924, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Frank Edward Bishop Sr. and Naomi Virginia Wachter Bishop. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Bronze Star. He retired from Western Maryland Supply.
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
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.
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.
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