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February 13, 2009
SEPT. 13, 1947-FEB. 11, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William L. "Bill" Johnson, 61, of Chambersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born Sept. 13, 1947, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Millard and Janet McCarney Johnson. He was employed by D.L. Martin Co. in Mercersburg, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Henry Johnson; and one son, Damien Johnson of Waynesboro.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
"These people are upset about their animals being poisoned, but if they would start keeping their animals inside and keeping them quiet and on a leash, maybe this wouldn't happen. " "I just wanted to tell the people who stopped by my yard sale and just walked off with several things, like my bow and arrow, thanks a lot. You didn't even pay for it. Also, I saw the lady take the basket, too. Thanks a bunch. " "I am sitting here reading Mail Call and someone said yield means proceed with caution, not to stop.
NEWS
January 27, 2009
MAY 4, 1949-JAN. 25, 2009 Charles Wayne Henneberger, 59, of 432 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at his home. Born May 4, 1949, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Charles George Henneberger of Hagerstown and the late Ella Jane Mellott Henneberger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Vietnam War. He was employed by Eagle Construction Co. for the past 10 years. He was a life member of the VFW. He also volunteered at Eden Pines and Autumn Assisted Living.
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March 26, 2009
MAY 22, 1943-MARCH 25, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - F. Wayne LeHew, 65, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at his home. Born May 22, 1943, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late James B. LeHew and Rosalie Kershner LeHew. He was a retired department head at Corning Glass for more than 37 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., where he was chairman of the elders.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | May 27, 2012
Last weekend, I found myself on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, in a Dunkin' Donuts having my morning coffee with my wife. Just across the street were Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. As I waited for my coffee at the ordering station, my wife offered my chair to an elderly couple and their daughter from Oklahoma. The father was a Navy man from the Korean War; the daughter was taking them to D.C. to see the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I shared with him my descriptions of the war memorials and the D.C. area, we chatted for a while and I wished them safe travels.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | June 1, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A decorated U.S. Marine veteran recognized a number of historic conflicts during a Memorial Day service here Monday, but he wanted to pay special tribute to Vietnam War veterans. James E. Gilliam, speaking at a Memorial Day event at the Marine Corps League on Grant Street, said he realized that Vietnam veterans have been treated poorly at times. But Gilliam recognized Vietnam veterans as group who did a good job under the circumstances they were in and said they probably ended up having a profound effect on world history.
NEWS
by SYDNEY TOOLEY | May 15, 2007
Cynthia Kadohata has written several books, including Newbery Award-winning "Kira-Kira. " She is a good writer. This spring, she published "Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam. " I think this is a great book. Though it is fiction, this book contains many facts about the Vietnam War. The story is told from the viewpoint of two characters - Rick Hanski, who, at the young age of 17, volunteers for duty in Vietnam; and Cracker, a 2-year-old female German shepherd. At the beginning of the book, Cracker lived a carefree life.
OBITUARIES
December 10, 2012
Ronald L. Ross, died Friday, Dec. 7, at his home in Hagerstown. He was 65 years old. Mr. Ross was an accounting professor at Frostburg State University from 1982 to 2012. For the last 10 years of his career, he served as the MBA coordinator at the university. He was also a practicing accountant and a partner in Graber and Ross LLC from 1990 to 2004. Previous employment included operations management positions with Maiden Form and Hagerstown Leather Goods. Ron was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.
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November 9, 2012
DeWayne McAninch, 71, of Fayetteville, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.  Born Dec. 2, 1940 in Odessa, Texas, he was a son of the late George L. and Ruth Allen McAninch.  A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, DeWayne retired from Landis Tool in Waynesboro, Pa. Following his retirement, he was employed at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg, Pa. He was a member of Acacia Lodge 586 F & AM, Waynesboro, and...
NEWS
June 3, 2007
Iraq can't be compared to Vietnam; it's worse To the editor: Columnist Lloyd Waters used the Vietnam War as an example to explain his opposition to continuing the Iraq War. There are big differences between the two wars, none of which Waters mentioned. America was in Vietnam to contain communism, an extension of the Truman Doctrine. There may have been a secret plan to establish a permanent military presence on China's doorstep as well. In other words, the war had a clear and rational purpose.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2013
From the Civil War, when those who gave their lives led to “a new birth of freedom,” to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when the nation's resolve was tested, military personnel in the country have risen to meet something bigger than themselves, a former Washington County Commissioner and retired U.S. Army official said Sunday. Ronald L. Bowers' comments came during an annual ceremony in front of the Washington County Courthouse in commemoration of Memorial Day, the day set aside to honor the nation's men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
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OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | April 21, 2013
Mr. Harold Nichols, a gentleman from Mercersburg, Pa., took exception to my column, “No Political Apathy in Ohio, Baltimore or D.C.” He has the impression that I was a Mitt Romney supporter, and suggested that I should “get over the election results” and the appearance of sour grapes. Actually, I'm not a fan of most politicians. Trying to defend some of them at times is like plugging 100 holes in the Hoover Dam with my eight fingers and two thumbs.  I didn't really believe that Romney or President Obama possessed sufficient wisdom to lead our country.
OBITUARIES
December 10, 2012
Ronald L. Ross, died Friday, Dec. 7, at his home in Hagerstown. He was 65 years old. Mr. Ross was an accounting professor at Frostburg State University from 1982 to 2012. For the last 10 years of his career, he served as the MBA coordinator at the university. He was also a practicing accountant and a partner in Graber and Ross LLC from 1990 to 2004. Previous employment included operations management positions with Maiden Form and Hagerstown Leather Goods. Ron was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.
OBITUARIES
November 9, 2012
DeWayne McAninch, 71, of Fayetteville, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.  Born Dec. 2, 1940 in Odessa, Texas, he was a son of the late George L. and Ruth Allen McAninch.  A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, DeWayne retired from Landis Tool in Waynesboro, Pa. Following his retirement, he was employed at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg, Pa. He was a member of Acacia Lodge 586 F & AM, Waynesboro, and...
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | May 27, 2012
Last weekend, I found myself on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, in a Dunkin' Donuts having my morning coffee with my wife. Just across the street were Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. As I waited for my coffee at the ordering station, my wife offered my chair to an elderly couple and their daughter from Oklahoma. The father was a Navy man from the Korean War; the daughter was taking them to D.C. to see the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I shared with him my descriptions of the war memorials and the D.C. area, we chatted for a while and I wished them safe travels.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
By SPENCE PERRY | December 7, 2011
It is, alas, time to look ahead to the new year. Seldom have columnists had so much misery from which to choose. Reading the early stories on the prospective U.S. withdrawal from Iraq caused me to reflect on the fact that our country is far better at getting into wars than getting out of them. The War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and Korean, all presented exit problems. There were few problems after World War II because everyone wanted to go home and the leadership of the country knew further conflict, even to save the world from communism would not be happily received.
OPINION
December 13, 2010
A veteran of the Vietnam War is free and flying high To the editor: This letter is in remembrance and honor of Mikhael Bowen Sigafoose. April 27, 2009, was a sad day for all of us. It was the day that we lost Mike for the second and final time. But unlike the first, it was a day of celebration. Mike is now free and flying high and above with the Lord. During Mike's time with us, he touched and won many hearts. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, father, grandfather, a Vietnam veteran and my dear friend.
NEWS
August 11, 2010
"I feel for the man that has three babies and they cater to the mother about him not getting child support. My daughter's father left for Michigan in November. I have been fighting for child support, and all's I get from the child support agency is 'Good luck, he is in Michigan and we cannot get him.' They have been catering to him also. He left Hagerstown ... left a $20-hour-something job. ... They did intercept his taxes, and he has a contempt of court hearing in September, but they say unless he does not show up for that, it depends on your case worker what they will do. " - Hagerstown "About the overgrown yards: Just have prisoners mow them, or better yet, have the mortgage companies that own the properties pay to have the yards mowed.
NEWS
July 6, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense who was vilified for his role in escalating the Vietnam War, a role he later deeply regretted, died Monday. He was 93. McNamara died at 5:30 a.m. at his home, his wife Diana told The Associated Press. She said he had been in failing health for some time. McNamara was fundamentally associated with the Vietnam War, "McNamara's war," the country's most disastrous foreign venture, the only American war to end in abject withdrawal rather than victory.
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