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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 3, 1995
After 41 years with the American Legion, Robert "Bob" Nelson Ford III, the Legion's adjutant for Maryland since 1981, has decided it's time for him andd his wife, Roseanna, to move to Florida. But before all the fun in the sun, they have to sell their house and attend the going-away parties.One such event, held at the American Legion Post No. 109 in Arbutus, was packed with hundreds of friends and well-wishers. Robert W. Spanogle, the national adjutant of the American Legion, which is the nation's largest veterans' group, came to town from Indianapolis to give the keynote speech.
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December 24, 2006
1965: general's career comes to an end On Dec. 31, 1965, after 64 years of outstanding military service, Lt. Gen. Milton A. Reckord retired. Reckord was born in Harford County on Dec. 28, 1879. In 1901, he graduated from Bel Air High School and enlisted as a private in the Maryland National Guard in Bel Air. Two years later, as commander of his company, he was promoted to captain. He became a major in 1906, then colonel in 1918. In World War I, Reckord was in command of the 115th Infantry, and in 1920 he was appointed Maryland's adjutant general.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2003
Daniel H. Burkhardt Sr., the retired American Legion state adjutant who suggested the phrase "Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds" for the facade of the old Memorial Stadium, died Tuesday of a lung disease at a Kingwood, Texas, assisted-living home. The former Severna Park resident was 87. A member of the American Legion for nearly six decades, he suggested the inscription that was made of large stainless steel letters and viewed by thousands of sports fans. He also ran a popular sale of Christmas trees at Memorial Stadium to benefit the Maryland Eye Bank.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2003
Daniel H. Burkhardt Sr., the retired American Legion state adjutant who suggested the phrase "Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds" for the facade of the old Memorial Stadium, died Tuesday of a lung disease at a Kingwood, Texas, assisted-living home. The former Severna Park resident was 87. A member of the American Legion for nearly six decades, he suggested the inscription that was made of large stainless steel letters and viewed by thousands of sports fans. He also ran a popular sale of Christmas trees at Memorial Stadium to benefit the Maryland Eye Bank.
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April 11, 1998
Sylvester T. Del Corso,85, a retired major general who was Ohio adjutant general during the 1970 Ohio National Guard shootings at Kent State University, died Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.General Del Corso, who served in three wars and received 23 awards and decorations over his career, was adjutant general May 4, 1970, when guardsmen opened fire on Kent State students protesting the Vietnam War. Four students were killed and nine were injured.William Robert Isaly,81, the last of three generations to own Isaly Dairy Co., died Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 9, 1997
The Maryland National Guard has received its second consecutive first-place award in the Army Communities of Excellence competition, winning over Guard commands from the U.S. states and territories.Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, Army chief of staff, praised the Maryland Guard for its community commitment and for "creating an environment in which soldiers, civilians and their families can attain their highest aspirations for personal and professional growth."Among the Maryland Guard's efforts are the Freestate Challenge, a five-month military-style residential program for at-risk youth; and the Distance Learning Network, an interactive video education network based in state armories.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1997
After one day in office, Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver shifted eight supervisors throughout the department, putting new men in charge of offices that report directly to him and creating a new position in his own office.The changes went into effect yesterday."I don't think it's out of the ordinary for a new chief to bring his own team on board," said Lt. Mark Morgan, who had just begun his new position as adjutant. "This is just the people he would like to have in these positions."Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, former commander of the Eastern District, fills the newly created position of special assistant to the chief and will head the chief's transition team, Morgan said.
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December 24, 2006
1965: general's career comes to an end On Dec. 31, 1965, after 64 years of outstanding military service, Lt. Gen. Milton A. Reckord retired. Reckord was born in Harford County on Dec. 28, 1879. In 1901, he graduated from Bel Air High School and enlisted as a private in the Maryland National Guard in Bel Air. Two years later, as commander of his company, he was promoted to captain. He became a major in 1906, then colonel in 1918. In World War I, Reckord was in command of the 115th Infantry, and in 1920 he was appointed Maryland's adjutant general.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1997
The Maryland Air National Guard met its future yesterday when a great gray airplane swooped onto the runway at Martin State Airport on a flight from Georgia. The C-130J, the transport plane for the coming century, had arrived.Maryland's 175th Wing will be the first Air Force unit to get the high-performance, high-tech planes as operational aircraft when the first of eight is delivered in November.The Guard is scheduled to receive the remainder by the end of 1999. The British Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force also will get them.
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By Helen J. Rizzo | May 31, 1994
WE ALSO served who only stayed behind and kept busy. It was 50 years ago -- and yet those World War II years remain indelibly fixed in my mind.Nothing we did for our country seemed too much. We civilians on the homefront built up the morale of our fighting forces. We worked long hours. We submitted good-naturedly to rationing of gasoline, coffee, sugar and meat. We bought war bonds. We buttoned our lips. We blacked out our homes for air-raid drills. We volunteered our services to all manner of patriotic organizations.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2002
Arnett C. Powers Jr., Maryland's second-highest Veterans of Foreign Wars official for four years, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at his home in Bel Air. He was 80. A World War II veteran, Mr. Powers was state adjutant for the VFW from 1985 to 1989, running the administrative end of an organization that at the time served 38,000 veterans. Mr. Powers was a computer buff from the days when the machines took up whole rooms, and he brought that expertise to VFW headquarters in Baltimore, said Mike Mason, who as state VFW commander in 1985 appointed him to the post.
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April 11, 1998
Sylvester T. Del Corso,85, a retired major general who was Ohio adjutant general during the 1970 Ohio National Guard shootings at Kent State University, died Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.General Del Corso, who served in three wars and received 23 awards and decorations over his career, was adjutant general May 4, 1970, when guardsmen opened fire on Kent State students protesting the Vietnam War. Four students were killed and nine were injured.William Robert Isaly,81, the last of three generations to own Isaly Dairy Co., died Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1997
The Maryland Air National Guard met its future yesterday when a great gray airplane swooped onto the runway at Martin State Airport on a flight from Georgia. The C-130J, the transport plane for the coming century, had arrived.Maryland's 175th Wing will be the first Air Force unit to get the high-performance, high-tech planes as operational aircraft when the first of eight is delivered in November.The Guard is scheduled to receive the remainder by the end of 1999. The British Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force also will get them.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 9, 1997
The Maryland National Guard has received its second consecutive first-place award in the Army Communities of Excellence competition, winning over Guard commands from the U.S. states and territories.Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, Army chief of staff, praised the Maryland Guard for its community commitment and for "creating an environment in which soldiers, civilians and their families can attain their highest aspirations for personal and professional growth."Among the Maryland Guard's efforts are the Freestate Challenge, a five-month military-style residential program for at-risk youth; and the Distance Learning Network, an interactive video education network based in state armories.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1997
After one day in office, Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver shifted eight supervisors throughout the department, putting new men in charge of offices that report directly to him and creating a new position in his own office.The changes went into effect yesterday."I don't think it's out of the ordinary for a new chief to bring his own team on board," said Lt. Mark Morgan, who had just begun his new position as adjutant. "This is just the people he would like to have in these positions."Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, former commander of the Eastern District, fills the newly created position of special assistant to the chief and will head the chief's transition team, Morgan said.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 3, 1995
After 41 years with the American Legion, Robert "Bob" Nelson Ford III, the Legion's adjutant for Maryland since 1981, has decided it's time for him andd his wife, Roseanna, to move to Florida. But before all the fun in the sun, they have to sell their house and attend the going-away parties.One such event, held at the American Legion Post No. 109 in Arbutus, was packed with hundreds of friends and well-wishers. Robert W. Spanogle, the national adjutant of the American Legion, which is the nation's largest veterans' group, came to town from Indianapolis to give the keynote speech.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2002
Arnett C. Powers Jr., Maryland's second-highest Veterans of Foreign Wars official for four years, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at his home in Bel Air. He was 80. A World War II veteran, Mr. Powers was state adjutant for the VFW from 1985 to 1989, running the administrative end of an organization that at the time served 38,000 veterans. Mr. Powers was a computer buff from the days when the machines took up whole rooms, and he brought that expertise to VFW headquarters in Baltimore, said Mike Mason, who as state VFW commander in 1985 appointed him to the post.
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June 27, 2003
On May 20, 2003, DANIEL H. BURKHARDT SR. of Kingwood TX, originally from Severna Park, MD. Former Maryland State Adjutant of the American Legion. Loving husband of Elizabeth James Burkhardt. Memorial Service will be held at the Vermillion Chapel at GARY L. KAUFMAN FUNERAL HOME AT MEADOWRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, 7250 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD, on Saturday, June 28 at 1:30 P.M. Inurnment Meadowridge Memorial Park.
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By Helen J. Rizzo | May 31, 1994
WE ALSO served who only stayed behind and kept busy. It was 50 years ago -- and yet those World War II years remain indelibly fixed in my mind.Nothing we did for our country seemed too much. We civilians on the homefront built up the morale of our fighting forces. We worked long hours. We submitted good-naturedly to rationing of gasoline, coffee, sugar and meat. We bought war bonds. We buttoned our lips. We blacked out our homes for air-raid drills. We volunteered our services to all manner of patriotic organizations.
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