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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 6, 2003
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq - The temperature reached 112 degrees in Baghdad yesterday and the high 90s elsewhere in Iraq, leading U.S. soldiers to strip off their protective biochemical suits to seek relief from the withering heat. Supply tanks filled with water wended their way to the troops, who have been ordered to drink 2 gallons a day to stave off heat exhaustion. Not everyone was so lucky; two soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division collapsed from dehydration, the first stage of heat-related illness.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun reporter | August 5, 2008
When Sgt. Ryan P. Baumann told his family five years ago that he wanted to join the Army, relatives say they knew it was coming. Sergeant Baumann spent eight years of his childhood in Germany, where he picked up a foreign language and learned the ins and outs of Army life. "Ryan grew up around the miliary," said his mother, Cindy Lohman, who worked as a civilian nurse on a base in Germany. "It didn't surprise me. His heroes were guys in the 82nd [Airborne Division]. And he was a post 9-11 child, so he felt very committed to doing something to protect this country."
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | April 23, 2003
Sgt. 1st Class Brad Bonnell isn't worried about his two brothers in Iraq. His brother Bryon is a major and, because he's an aide to the commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, stays a safe distance from the action. His oldest brother, Brett, is also a major; he flies helicopters, but Brad doesn't think he has done so in this war theater. It's their mother Brad worries about most. "She's never been in a conflict with all three sons," he said one afternoon last week, while sitting on the back of a Humvee in Baghdad.
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August 6, 1998
Joseph F. Hughes, 53, credit union vice presidentJoseph F. Hughes, vice president of operations at the State Employees Credit Union, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of an aneurysm. The Baltimore resident was 53.Mr. Hughes graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1962 and went to work at Schaeffer and Strohminger, an automobile dealer, in the mechanics and parts departments.He joined the Army in 1966, served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968 and was discharged in 1970.
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October 13, 1994
John T. JohnsonRetired steel workerJohn T. Johnson, a retired steel worker, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Irvington. He was 64.He retired as a coke oven operator in 1992 after 39 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.The native of Roxboro, N.C., came to Baltimore in 1953.Services were set for 7 p.m. today at New Shiloh Baptist Church, Clifton Avenue and Monroe Street, Baltimore.He is survived by his wife, the former Arie Williams; two sons, James L. and Gary L. Johnson, both of Baltimore; eight daughters, Esther B. Grate of Fort Eustis, Va., and Ellen E. Burton, Wanda L. Johnson, Lillian D. Spriggs, Robin A. Moore, Letitia Y. Johnson, Jill R. Johnson and Jackie Hector, all of Baltimore; four brothers, Isaac, McKinley, Andrew and Joe Johnson, all of Roxboro; five sisters, Elizabeth Eddie of Philadelphia and Lucy Jane Springfield, Cadelia Green, Emily Thornton and Minnie Neal, all of Roxboro; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 20, 2003
CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, Kuwait - Word of the airstrikes on Iraq came as a surprise to some officers with the Army's 101st Airborne Division this morning. Here at Camp Pennsylvania, 30 miles from Iraq, commanders got the news from a reporter as they awoke at 6:30 a.m: The U.S. military struck Baghdad with Tomahawk cruise missiles and precision bombs from F-117 fighter-bombers in the opening salvo of military action to oust Saddam Hussein. But at Camp Pennsylvania, the humdrum rhythms of the camp made it seem like any other day. A line of soldiers out for a run resembled a centipede in the hazy distance.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2003
A former Calvert County man whose lifelong ambition was to become a helicopter pilot was one of four men killed when a U.S. military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on Thursday. Chief Warrant Officer Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, who grew up in Prince Frederick, was part of an elite Army aviation team - the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - based at Fort Campbell, Ky. The helicopter was on a training mission. Chief Warrant Officer Mark S. O'Steen, 43, of Alabama; Sgt. Gregory M. Frampton, 37, of California; and Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Kisling Jr., 31, of Missouri were also killed in the crash.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
James J. Cadden, a retired Baltimore police homicide detective and highly decorated World War II veteran, died Monday of a swallowing disorder at his Cockeysville home. He was 88. The son of a construction owner and a homemaker, James Joseph Cadden was born and raised in the former 10th Ward in Baltimore. He attended the old St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church parochial school on Valley Street and then attended city public schools. He left school in the ninth grade and later earned his General Education Development diploma.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | February 26, 1991
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The first hours of ground combat suggested that U.S. military planners calculated correctly when they made preparations to house and feed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi prisoners of war.U.S. military planners spent months planning for the potential surrender of hundreds of thousands of prisoners. But allied commanders had warned before combat began that a torrent of POWs could force the allies to walk captured Iraqis south to Saudi Arabia under armed guard.That would stretch the resources of the military police, so National Guard details are standing by to assist, said Maj. Rex Forney, MP deputy provost marshal for the 101st Airborne Division.
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November 5, 2004
James Gorman Keeney, a former Sweetheart Cup Co. worker and World War II paratrooper, died from complications of heart disease and diabetes Sunday at his Finksburg home. He was 81. Mr. Keeney was born and raised on a farm in Savage. He attended Howard County public schools until leaving to help support himself. In 1943, he enlisted in the Army, and after completing paratrooper training, he joined the 17th Airborne Division. He later served with the 101st Airborne Division, better known as the Screaming Eagles.
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