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March 25, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MONT ALTO, Pa. - A video taken in Vietnam in January by a Penn State Mont Alto professor shows the hardships faced by some of the disabled people there. [cont. from news page ] Thomas Glumac, director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program on the Mont Alto campus, and student Karen Baldwin joined a group of 24 Americans on a mercy mission to the Southeast Asian country.
NEWS
March 26, 2002
Marine Reunion SPRAGGS, Pa. - A group of U.S. Marines that served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 with the 1st Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment, are holding a reunion in Spraggs on Saturday, June 1. For more information about the reunion, please contact Bruce Thompson at 1-816-880-4070.
OPINION
November 12, 2012
Veteran clarifies he didn't serve in World War II To the editor: This is to request your assistance to correct an error made during the Alsatia Mummers Parade on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. I was introduced over the public address system, near the reviewing stand, in front of Bester Elementary School. I was honored to be introduced, however, the error was a mistake or misunderstanding. During the introduction, it was stated that I served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
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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 Lloyd "Pete" Waters | May 27, 2007
The year was 1966, and I had just graduated from Boosboro High School. Like many other graduates growing up in the '60s, I had an opinion about life, the world and just about any issue you wanted to discuss. Whether or not those opinions were always supported by facts was altogether another matter. The conflict in Vietnam was in full swing and there were a lot of other things happening as well. The Baby Boomers can all share a story or two in regard to social changes, freedoms and the good music of that era. Since I didn't have any money, I thought the best way to see the world was at the expense of my Uncle Sam. So I enlisted in the Army.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2011
When James Warner and his comrades were freed from a prisoner of war camp, they waited until the C-140 pilot said they were out of Vietnam before cheering. "We refused to show any emotion (when being freed) because we didn't want the enemy to see that," Warner said. Warner, a U.S. Marine Corps captain, spent 5 1/2 years in captivity. The Rohrersville, Md., resident went on to serve as a domestic policy adviser for President Ronald Reagan and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. On Monday evening, Warner delivered the keynote address at Smithsburg's Memorial Day commemoration.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | July 4, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com People who walked through the Healing Field at Antietam National Battlefield said the display brought up strong emotions and bittersweet memories. The Healing Field, which is being taken down today, actually is a plowed cornfield that had more than 3,000 U.S. flags planted instead. All but two flags had a name of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks attached. "I like this," said Carol Harne, 60, of Myersville, Md. "Really, it's awesome.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 15, 2012
Musselman High School senior Josh Ferguson volunteered to help with the school's Take a Veteran to School celebration Thursday not knowing he would meet a family relative - who served in World War II - for the first time. Charles L. Ferguson, 88, Ferguson's cousin four times removed, was among more than two dozen veterans and active duty soldiers honored at the event. Josh, 17, said he knew of his relative and his service in the military thanks to his grandmother, but had never met his great-grandfather's first cousin, who served in the Army and the Air Force.
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OPINION
November 12, 2012
Veteran clarifies he didn't serve in World War II To the editor: This is to request your assistance to correct an error made during the Alsatia Mummers Parade on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. I was introduced over the public address system, near the reviewing stand, in front of Bester Elementary School. I was honored to be introduced, however, the error was a mistake or misunderstanding. During the introduction, it was stated that I served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2012
Holding the Purple Heart he received Tuesday, Gene Mayer said, “It took 46 years to get here.” U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett's office helped Mayer, 71, of Hagerstown, get nine medals he earned through military service. Bartlett presented the medals to Mayer before holding a town hall meeting at the Funkstown fire hall. During an interview after the meeting, Mayer said he served from 1959 to 1968 in Germany, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. Lisa Wright, an aide to Bartlett, said by phone earlier Tuesday that Bartlett's office is still trying to see if Mayer also will get a Bronze Star.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2012
Clyde Barnhart was in a foxhole in Vietnam when he suddenly felt the urge to check on the other Marines in his unit. He said he left his radioman in the foxhole, telling him to put the receiver up to his ear and not fall asleep. Barnhart then walked over to the positions of the other men. As he kicked them in the feet to make sure they were awake, a huge explosion rocked his foxhole. “I ran back,” Barnhart said in a recent interview at his Hagerstown home. “A big ball of fire came out of the foxhole.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | November 13, 2011
Tim Wright paused to let the number resonate in the cool night air: 6,287. "That's how many soldiers we have lost since October '01," Wright told a group gathered at the Clear Spring Veterans Memorial at Clear Spring Park Sunday evening. "That was as of 6:50 this morning. " Wright, a Vietnam veteran from Shippensburg, Pa., has made it a personal mission to ensure this new generation of fallen soldiers is honored and remembered. On Sunday evening, he brought his "Wall of Fallen Heroes," a mobile monument, to Clear Spring for a memorial service sponsored by several Clear Spring churches to honor soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
OBITUARIES
October 19, 2011
Mr. Gerald Lamar Smith, 76, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at his residence.    He was the husband of Geraldine Sue Orrison Smith for more than 53 years. Gerald was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick, Md., and he was the son of the late Kenneth E. and Stella C. Smith. Gerald graduated from Frederick High School, Class of 1953, and joined the U.S. Army in 1954, where he served for more than 22 years until his retirement in 1976. While serving in the Army, he became an electronic warfare systems technician, married his loving wife, Sue, and was promoted to chief warrant officer (CW3)
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | July 25, 2011
The Vietnam Veterans annual steak feed fundraiser is 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at American Legion Post 42 picnic area. Tickets cost $15 and are available from any member or at the bar. For more information, call 301-733-7676.        TOPS/KOPS Md. 77         Losses for the week were 20 pounds. Bea Myers was the best TOPS loser with 4 1/2 pounds lost. Mary Jo Kemper was the best KOPS loser. The no-no food of the week is snack crackers. Lu Marletta won $1 from the Ha!
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2011
When James Warner and his comrades were freed from a prisoner of war camp, they waited until the C-140 pilot said they were out of Vietnam before cheering. "We refused to show any emotion (when being freed) because we didn't want the enemy to see that," Warner said. Warner, a U.S. Marine Corps captain, spent 5 1/2 years in captivity. The Rohrersville, Md., resident went on to serve as a domestic policy adviser for President Ronald Reagan and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. On Monday evening, Warner delivered the keynote address at Smithsburg's Memorial Day commemoration.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2010
Cpl. Orville Lee Knight’s place in history is engraved on Panel 27W Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On April 8, 1969, the former Dargan resident was killed when he stepped on a land mine in Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam. Today would have been his 62nd birthday. Knight’s 89-year-old mother, Whylmenia Knight, and his sister, Doris Shoemaker, have visited his grave every Sunday since his remains were interred at Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville more than four decades ago. They said today will be no different.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | May 30, 2010
o View all photos for purchase! Classmates Thomas A. Block Jr. and Charles "Steve" S. Papa, from South Hagerstown High's Class of 1965, were often seen together Sunday morning. First they attended a wreath-laying ceremony outside Funkstown American Legion; then they were at the Doughboy statue at the other end of town, where a new monument was dedicated. The monument is the culmination of 1 1/2 years of work, led by veteran Bill Osborne Jr., to honor the names of Funkstown-area veterans who served during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
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