October 6, 2002
Col. Richard W. Herklotz, a World War II veteran with more than 40 years of military service, died Monday after suffering a heart attack at the 29th Division Association convention in Hampton, Va. He was 80. Col. Herklotz was a former executive director of the association. He served in the 29th Infantry Division, 110th Field Artillery, participating in the invasion of Normandy, as well as five campaigns in Europe. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals. When he returned to the United States, Col. Herklotz was a full-time technician with the Maryland National Guard until he retired in 1982.
September 12, 1990
Services for Calvin S. Hewitt Jr., a retired bricklayer, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road, Parkville.Mr. Hewitt, who was 69 and lived on Chesley Avenue, died Sunday of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital.He retired in 1983 after working as a bricklayer for almost 40 years, the last 10 years for the Corinthian Masonry Co.Born in Baltimore but reared in Glenarm, he was a graduate of the Towson High School.During World War II, he served in the Army in the 29th Division in the landing at Normandy.
February 21, 1999
The collection and preservation of war relics from the 18th century to the Persian Gulf war -- specifically conflicts that engaged the Maryland National Guard -- was the lifelong passion of retired Brig. Gen. Bernard Feingold of the Guard.General Feingold, who created the Maryland National Guard Museum at Baltimore's 5th Regiment Armory and later was its director and curator, died Thursday of cancer at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 76.A former soldier with an insatiable curiosity and appreciation for the minutiae as well as the grand sweep of war, General Feingold possessed vast knowledge of military history, tactics, battles and personalities.
September 25, 1994
Charles A. Lusby Sr.Baltimore firefighterCharles A. Lusby Sr., a retired acting-lieutenant in the Baltimore Fire Department and a former national commander of the 29th Division Association, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Arbutus.Mr. Lusby, who was 76 and was called "Dutch," retired in 1977 after 30 years with the department.He landed with the 29th Division -- a National Guard unit from Maryland and Virginia -- at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. He was a member of the 111th Field Artillery Battalion, which lost 11 of its 12 guns on its way to the beach and gave the last one to another artillery unit that had rescued it from a sinking landing craft.
January 28, 2010
29th Division, Past Maryland Commander, 1974-1975 and Past National President, 1976-1977 on January 26, 2010 ERNEST H. HORST, JR. beloved husband of the late Anna Mae Horst (nee Rose); beloved son of the late Grace and Ernest H. Horst, Sr.; devoted father of Cheryl Phelps (Stan), Ernest H. Horst, III (Judith), Donna Horst (John Crouch), David Horst (Regina) and the late Vicki Harne. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale)
September 24, 1993
Raymond A. Egner, who acted as defense counsel for Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, the "Tiger of Malaya," during the first major war crimes trial after World War II, died Aug. 29 of complications from intestinal illness at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 94.General Yamashita led the Japanese attack in 1941 against the British garrison at Singapore and by January of 1942 had won control of the Malay Peninsula.He was convicted of allowing his troops to commit atrocities against men, women and children and prisoners of war when in command of the Philippines, and was executed in 1946.