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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute. The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
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August 19, 2014
The photos of Gen. Harry Greene's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery were stunning, especially the two of his widow placing a rose on the coffin while their son was reaching to comfort her and the one of General Greene's daughter. Thank you for publishing these photos in color, and thanks to the photographer for excellent work. They took my breath away with sadness and sorrow for them. Mary Felter, Arnold - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Mourners of Airman 1st Class Matthew Ryan Seidler said the Westminster man had followed his dream of serving his country, found a band of brothers in the Air Force and died protecting his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. "When we talked to him New Year's Day, it was the happiest that he had ever been in his life," his father, Marc Seidler, told the more than 500 mourners who filled the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home Tuesday in Pikesville. "He loved the Air Force. " Matthew Seidler, an explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, was killed Jan. 5 by a bomb in Helmand province.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute. The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
- The Navy will award its highest non-combat decoration for heroism Friday to a Hagerstown sailor killed last month in a shooting in Norfolk, Va., officials said. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, who was assigned to Naval Security Forces at Naval Station Norfolk, was shielding a sailor from a civilian truck driver who had taken her gun during the March 24 confrontation aboard the destroyer USS Mahan, officials said. Mayo was 24. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage shot Mayo, officials said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1998
Calm fell. From heaven distilled a clemency;There was peace on earth, and silence in the sky;Some could, some could not, shake off misery:The Sinister Spirit sneered: 'It had to be!'And again the Spirit of Pity whispered, 'Why?'-- Thomas HardyBy the time the guns fell silent along the Western Front at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, more than 9 million soldiers, sailors and airmen had been killed.Another 5 million noncombatants perished in World War I. Included in these casualty figures are 1,721 Marylanders who fell in battle or later died of wounds.
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September 18, 2005
On December 31, 2004 VICTOR F. SPRUILL, retired Lt. Col. Army. Survived by wife Harriet (nee Zabriskie) Spruill and two children. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
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March 24, 2003
On March 12, 2003, EDWARD J., loving father of Karen, Douglas, Cedric; grandfather of Steffan, Aaron. Internment March 26, 1 P.M. at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations of elementary reading books requested.
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October 28, 2008
On October 25, 2008, Jeannette C. Caum Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. All arrangements by the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home P.A.
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June 9, 2004
On May 22, 2004 ELIZABETH JEAN FREEMAN PRICE, age 84. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 14 at Arlington National Cemetery. Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
- The Navy will award its highest non-combat decoration for heroism Friday to a Hagerstown sailor killed last month in a shooting in Norfolk, Va., officials said. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, who was assigned to Naval Security Forces at Naval Station Norfolk, was shielding a sailor from a civilian truck driver who had taken her gun during the March 24 confrontation aboard the destroyer USS Mahan, officials said. Mayo was 24. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage shot Mayo, officials said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
For Theresa Mills, the "most emotional day" came last June when the Marine Corps notification team visited her Laurel home to tell her that her older son had been killed in Afghanistan. The second most emotional day, she said, came Monday. In the morning, Mills traveled to Timonium, where Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III was one of seven Marylanders honored at the annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In the afternoon, she planned to see off her younger son, Jake, who was scheduled to leave Monday evening for Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. In between, she said she was "emotional, very emotional.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
"We cherish too, the Poppy red / That grows on fields where valor led, / It seems to signal to the skies / That blood of heroes never dies. " - "We Shall Keep the Faith" by Moina Michael For many Marylanders, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. It is a day marked with trips to the beach, backyard cookouts, baseball games, community pool openings and, for the next 90 days or so, paying attention to Friday afternoon traffic reports detailing the backup at the Bay Bridge.
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June 5, 2012
President Barack Obama paid tribute on Memorial Day to the men and women who have died defending America, singling out Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes, vowing that "it will not happen again. " This is truly disgracefully pandering for votes among families of fallen American troops. This is no doubt a new low for Mr. Obama. Marking Memorial Day at both the Vietnam War Memorial and earlier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from the capital, President Obama noted that for the first time in nine years, "Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq," and the nation was winding down its role in the conflict in Afghanistan.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, 48, was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Marchanti, a 25-year member of the Maryland National Guard, was one of two officers killed last month in Afghanistan. Violence erupted in Kabul, where Marchanti was stationed, when it was revealed that copies of the Quran had been burned at a NATO base in Bagram. The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the deaths were punishment for burning the Muslim holy book. Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered U.S. and Maryland flags flown at half-staff Tuesday in Marchanti's memory.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Mourners of Airman 1st Class Matthew Ryan Seidler said the Westminster man had followed his dream of serving his country, found a band of brothers in the Air Force and died protecting his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. "When we talked to him New Year's Day, it was the happiest that he had ever been in his life," his father, Marc Seidler, told the more than 500 mourners who filled the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home Tuesday in Pikesville. "He loved the Air Force. " Matthew Seidler, an explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, was killed Jan. 5 by a bomb in Helmand province.
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October 18, 2009
On July 29, 2009; DAVID; beloved husband of the late Anna Nina Riley; devoted father of Darlene Y. Schneider and the late Yolanda Schmidt, Carmine, Danny and David Riley; grandfather of Mike Schneider, Teresa and Diane Schmidt, Mike Dunn and Nina Riley; great-grandfather of four. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at Ft. Meyers Chapel on Wednesday at 3 P.M. When interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. If you wish to attend please meet at Arlington National Cemetery Administration Building at 2:30.
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By Cal Thomas | December 24, 2011
"There's a grief that can't be spoken. There's a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables Now my friends are dead and gone. " - Marius, from the musical "Les Miserables" "It's the most wonderful time of the year," Andy Williams reminds us over tinny speakers in crowded shopping malls. It may be wonderful for the majority, but for those whose fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers or children have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a void this Christmas, and Christmases to come, that can never be filled.
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