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May 1, 2001
Vietnam War pilot says he's not a hero By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town Photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Hugh Thompson, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot who is one of several soldiers credited with stopping a slaughter of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai during the Vietnam War, said Monday he does not consider himself a hero. Thompson, speaking to students at Mercersburg Academy, said a hero is someone who goes "really out of the way" to do something significant.
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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.
OBITUARIES
July 9, 2013
Dennis Ray Reedy died April 8, 2013, at his home in Marina del Rey, Calif., surrounded by family. Born July 30, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., to Vernon R. and Betty L. (Mullenix) Reedy, he is the devoted father of Alexandra C.D. Reedy. Dennis was a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was baptized. As a young boy, he was a Boy Scout who received the God and Country Award and was recognized by the Order of the Arrow. Dennis was a guide at the World's Fair in New York and walked the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Douglas.
NEWS
November 30, 2008
Elizabeth Ann Dollins and Robert S. Graver Jr. were married on Aug. 23, 2008, at Pleasant Walk United Methodist Church in Myersville, Md.  The bride is the daughter of Anna B. Dollins of Alexandria, Va., and the late Richard F. Dollins. The bridegroom is the son of the late Carrie Mae and Robert Graver.  The bride is a graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, and works for Miller and Anderson in Clear Brook, Va.   The bridegroom, a veteran of the Vietnam War, is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
NEWS
January 14, 2009
AUG. 16, 1945-JAN. 12, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Earl E. Williamson, 63, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1945, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Owen Hilbert Williamson and Betty Jane Fahrney Haugh. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Linda Hess Williamson; one son, James E. Hess of Martinsburg; one brother, James Williamson of Florida; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
NEWS
March 7, 2009
Ronald D. Taylor, 61 -NOV. 2, 2008 SANTEE, Calif. - Ronald David Taylor, 61, of Santee and formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif. He was the son of the late Ada E. Taylor Crouch. He was a 1965 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He was working for Wackenhut Security at EDS/NMCI in San Diego. He served in the Vietnam War, and retired from the U.S. Navy in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sharalee; and one daughter, Holly.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 11, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A popular poster during the Vietnam War read: "War is not good for children and other living things. " Sometimes the "other living things" are soldiers themselves, who return home from combat and find it can be difficult to adjust to the world they knew before going overseas. That's where The Vet Center, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next Monday, can help. Counselors at the center, on Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg, have been in combat and help other combat veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, marital or family problems, or substance abuse issues related to readjusting to society, center officials said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 28, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - For some Vietnam War veterans, the priority was seeing the conflict come to an end instead of worrying about what kind of service medals they might be entitled to, said U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. But for Vietnam War veteran Robert C. Grace Sr., his medals were a treasure. "He was always dusting them, cleaning them," said his wife, Dorothy M. Grace of Martinsburg. After some of Grace's medals were stolen from the couple's home, Dorothy M. Grace went to Capito for help in replacing them.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | November 10, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown veterans from the Korean War and Vietnam War whose names were left off a plaque at the town monument will have their names on a new monument. Bill Osborne, who grew up in Funkstown, has spearheaded an effort to rectify the absences of some veterans' names from the monument at Baltimore Street and Alt. U.S. 40. The Town Council voted 5-0 Monday night to allow a new monument to be installed at the town monument and for Osborne to collect money for it. Osborne said it will cost $850 and he already has $500 in pledges from the Funkstown American Legion, the legion's Last Man Standing Club and another donor.
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by KELSEY LIDZ | October 3, 2006
Review "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" is a documentary that looks specifically at the provocative opinions that John Lennon spoke publicly and influentially about from 1960s to his death in 1980. Because it is so direct in its objective, the film is powerful and thought provoking. It looks directly at the horrifying reality of war, the scandal of the President Richard Nixon's administration, and demonstrations by Americans striving for peace as opposed to violence. This documentary particularly moves me as a teenager because it was the younger population of the 1960s that swayed toward Lennon's ideas, songs and preaching.
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