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September 16, 2004
Air Force Airman Richard J. Saunders, the son of Richard Saunders Jr. of Hagerstown and Deborah Mumaw of Greencastle, Pa., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Saunders is a 2001 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Tabita Enciu, daughter of Nicanor and Antonina Enciu of Hagerstown, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Enciu is a 1999 graduate of James M. Bennett Senior High School, Salisbury, Md. Pfc. Andrew Lynn, son of James and Linda Lynn of Hagerstown, graduated in October 2003 from Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. Lynn is stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash.
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | September 30, 2004 WASHINGTON COUNTY - The father of a sailor killed during the bombing of the USS Cole nearly four years ago said he does not believe the two men sentenced to death for their involvement in the attack should be executed. The father of another local man who died in the Cole bombing said he believed that death by firing squad for the men was "absolutely appropriate. " Washington County residents Michael Roy and Tom Wibberley said they were informed Wednesday that two men were sentenced to death during a proceeding in Yemen.
May 28, 2010
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Retired Navy Lt. John Finn -- the first American to receive the nation's highest military award for defending sailors under a torrent of gunfire during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor -- died Thursday. He was 100. Finn was the oldest of 97 Medal of Honor recipients from World War II still living. He died at a nursing home for veterans in Chula Vista, outside San Diego, according to a Navy statement. Despite head wounds and other injuries, Finn, the chief of ordnance for an air squadron, continuously fired a .50-caliber machine gun from an exposed position as bullets and bombs pounded the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay in Oahu.
by SCOTT BUTKI | October 13, 2004 WASHINGTON COUNTY - It has been four years since U.S. Navy Fireman Patrick Roy, 19, of Keedysville, and Seaman Craig Wibberley, 19, of Williamsport, died in an attack on the USS Cole but Wibberley's father said Tuesday the memories and pain remain fresh. Tom Wibberley made the comment Tuesday on the anniversary of the Cole attacks, following separate ceremonies at the graves of his son and Roy. Both ceremonies were organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 8, 2002
Hundreds of pages of memos, reports, interviews and diagrams that were part of the government investigation into the October 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole can now be found at the Washington County Free Library. Williamsport resident Thomas Wibberley, whose son Craig was one of the 17 sailors killed in the attack, recently donated his copy of the report to the library. "I just figured that with the whole incident, and Craig being from this area, (the library) would be a good place for them instead of me just putting them in the attic," Wibberley said.
February 27, 2012
Nancy Lynn Lloyd, 67, of Deltaville, Va., joined the Lord on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. Nancy was the daughter of John Richard Cline and Thora B. Cline of Hagerstown, Md., both of whom preceded her in death, and she is survived by one sister, Janet Litten of Hagerstown. Nancy was the former vice president of work-force development at Rappahannock Community College, and held the same position at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va., before that.
March 20, 2013
 The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg announces auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Blackbeard the Pirate" on Monday, April 8, from 4:30 to 8:45 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre's Wood Center. Students in grades kindergarten to 12 are invited to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Among the roles to be cast are crabby crabs, melodious mermaids, scary seaweed creatures, savvy sailors, precocious parrots and cantankerous crocodiles. Those auditioning should arrive at 4:15 p.m. Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.
By DON AINES | October 3, 2007
There are 78,773 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen still listed as missing in action from World War II, with another 8,100 from the Korean War and 1,773 from the Vietnam War, according to the Web site www.aiipow/ . Work to recover and identify remains continues decades after those wars ended, and families who have members listed as missing in action can assist in the process, said Paul Bethke of the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center in Virginia. "We're always looking to expand the data base," Bethke said.
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