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By JULIE E. GREENE | May 6, 2000
Bill Diehl was already feeling sentimental during Saturday night's Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus concert when the chorus paid tribute to the veterans in the audience. Even before Master of Ceremonies Mike Maino asked veterans to stand when they heard their military branch's anthem sung, Diehl had begun his own "Sentimental Journey. " Hearing the chorus sing "Don't Fence Me In" reminded Diehl, 75, of Greencastle, Pa., of when he was flown to England after being released as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. "That was the first song I heard," Diehl said.
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By DON AINES | May 26, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Sixteen million American men and women served in uniform during World War II, and the village and surrounding community of South Mountain sent its share of sons and daughters when the nation called. Seventy-four veterans of that war are buried in Strang's Cemetery, nearly half the veterans from seven wars who found their final resting place in this Guilford Township meadow. More than 50 people gathered in the cemetery Sunday for an outdoor service by the New Baltimore Church of God in honor of the veterans.
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By DON AINES | May 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here," words echoed Monday by Letterkenny Army Depot Commander Col. Steven Shapiro. Lincoln was, in one respect, wrong. The Gettysburg Address is much noted and long remembered, as is the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in this nation's wars. Memorial Square was ringed by veterans from five wars, bands and a few hundred onlookers Monday for the 140th Memorial Day, some old soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines stiffening to attention for "The Star-Spangled Banner.
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by DON AINES | July 5, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A few weeks after he escaped from his German captors at the very end of World War II, Bill Diehl of Greencastle was in an English barbershop and wanted to weigh himself. "I put a farthing in the scale and out came a slip of paper that said I weighed so many stone," the 80-year-old Diehl said Monday as he watched events at the fourth annual Greencastle-Antrim July Fourth Celebration. The barber told him it came to about 123 pounds.
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by KAREN HANNA | October 4, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - A long-term medical facility for disabled veterans and child-care reimbursements for the families of soldiers at war were among the recommendations made by veterans during a roundtable discussion Tuesday. Democrats Andrew Duck, who is running for Maryland's 6th District, and Del. Anthony Brown, who shares the ticket with gubernatorial candidate Martin O'Malley, sat on either side of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., as she chaired a meeting of about a dozen veterans at the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council building.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | June 18, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com While Eugene Peoples' high school peers went to class, he went to war. Peoples, 76, of Halfway, left school in 1942 to fight for his country during World War II. He was two weeks shy of 17 when he dropped out of Clearfield High School near Erie, Pa., and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, he said. "I was just a kid. I thought I had to get in there and fight," Peoples said. He waited 60 years to get his high school diploma. Peoples and 17 other World War II veterans were honored May 31 during a special graduation ceremony at his alma mater.
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November 22, 2000
V.F.W. offers Thanksgiving meal for veterans SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on W.Va. 480. The Rev. James Forster will preach and the sanctuary choir will sing. A free Thanksgiving dinner for veterans who are senior citizens or homeless will be held today from noon to 2 p.m. at V.F.W. Post 1936, 70 E. Washington Street., Hagerstown. The meal is donated by Bob Orye and friends from Post 1936.
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by MARLO BARNHART | May 22, 2007
BOONSBORO - The past, present and future of the American military were well represented Monday morning at the Reeders Memorial Home Memorial Day holiday program. Seventeen residents of Reeders were honored as veterans during the outdoor ceremony, where they received recognition personally from U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett. U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan Breehl also attended. Breehl, a 2005 North Hagerstown High School graduate, was treated last year for injuries to his right wrist and left thigh when shrapnel from a remote-controlled improvised explosive device struck him while he was on duty in Iraq.
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May 28, 1999
The Herald-Mail newspapers will not publish this coming Monday, May 31, so that our employees may enjoy the Memorial Day holiday with their families. This holiday has become the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, but as our readers head to the beach, or fire up the barbecue grill, we ask them to spend just some time reflecting on the true meaning of the day. Memorial Day was first observed on May 5, 1866 in Waterloo, N.Y. to honor those who died in the Civil War. For many years afterward, ceremonies were coordinated by the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans of the Civil War. Consider how different our nation might have been had the Civil War not been fought.
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by DAN DEARTH | May 29, 2007
BEAVER CREEK - Harold Martin said he was sitting on a stool in 1942 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp when a Japanese torpedo tore through the ship. After the 20-year-old picked himself off the deck, he said he could only watch as the resulting fire rapidly spread. "It looked like it was in the middle of a furnace," Martin said. The survivors donned lifejackets and jumped overboard, he said. But roughly 200 of his shipmates weren't as fortunate. They were killed in the explosion or burned to death.
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