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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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By LOUISE ROUG and LOUISE ROUG,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 10, 2005
BAGHDAD, IRAQ -- A leading Sunni cleric in Baghdad called for the release of four Western hostages yesterday, a day before the deadline imposed by their kidnappers. With his appeal during his sermon at the Abu Hanifa mosque in the predominantly Sunni Arab neighborhood of Adhamiya, Moayad Adami joined a growing chorus calling for the release of the humanitarian workers, an American, a British citizen and two Canadians, who were abducted Nov. 26. He encouraged his congregation "to inform whoever has any influence, or to lend a helping hand [for]
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March 25, 1996
New positionsChristopher J. Kurtzman is McCormick vice presidentMcCormick & Co. announced that Christopher J. Kurtzman has been selected as vice president and treasurer. A certified public accountant, the Ellicott City resident and graduate of the University of Notre Dame joined the Hunt Valley-based spice and flavorings company in 1976.John P. Shobert joins Maryland Consulting GroupMaryland Consulting Group announced that John P. Shobert, a human resources executive, joined the firm as a senior associate.
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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 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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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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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | June 30, 2008
William L. Brooks, a retired contractor with the Raytheon Service Co. at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, died of lung cancer June 21 at the Veterans Administration Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Baltimore. The Annapolis resident was 64. In his position at Raytheon, Mr. Brooks managed the vehicle fleet and ensured that supplies got to NASA stations around the world, according to his wife, Sara Jensen Brooks. He traveled extensively to Guam, Hawaii, Bermuda and elsewhere, she said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | September 4, 2009
The shooting deaths of two sisters in the southern Anne Arundel community of Lothian on Wednesday are just the latest tragedy for a grieving family. One of the sisters spoke in February at a funeral for her nephew, who was killed fighting in Iraq. Cheryl Timmons read a letter that the soldier's wife, Breon Matlock, had written to Army Spc. Michael Benson Matlock Jr. After the couple's first date, she wrote, "from then on it was us. ... You said, 'If we love each other we can make it work.
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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 LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 9, 1997
IRVINE, Calif. -- A number of medical professionals, who say they have become ill while treating Persian Gulf war veterans, claim the mysterious disease afflicting tens of thousands of soldiers is contagious and could pose a public health threat.Doctors, nurses and laboratory researchers, as well as others who come in casual contact with gulf war veterans, say they have contracted the same symptoms -- fatigue, fever, aches, rashes and respiratory problems -- that are generally associated with "gulf war syndrome."
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