July 10, 2005
Charles Wesley Banks, a retired Edgewood Arsenal supervisor who later worked as a bank courier, died of kidney failure July 2 at St. Agnes HealthCare. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 87. Mr. Banks was born and raised in Cambridge, where he graduated from city public schools. After graduating from high school, he worked as a salesman until being drafted into the Army during World War II. After being discharged from the Army in 1945, he began working at Edgewood Arsenal as a warehouse supervisor.
March 4, 2007
On March 6, 1918, Lt. Col. William H. Walker was made commander of the Gunpowder Reservation, a new installation established to help the U.S. military adapt to the new methods of gas warfare. On April 22, 1915, the first gas attack in World War I introduced a new era of war. Two years later, the United States entered the war, but the country was unprepared. Immediate action was initiated, by the surgeon general's office to develop gas masks, by the ordnance department to develop a gas shell, and by the trench warfare section to procure the poison gas to fill the shells.
June 1, 2007
G. Taylor Watson, a retired director of applied technology at a Philadelphia arsenal whose World War II experiences took him to both theaters of that conflict, died of prostate cancer Saturday at his home in McDaniel. He was 85. Born in Perryville and raised in Delta, Pa., he went to work as a ballistics tester at Aberdeen Proving Ground after graduating from high school in 1939. He joined the Navy in 1943 and was assigned to the destroyer USS Harding as a member of its bombardment group.
August 5, 1992
(TC WASHINGTON -- Although they are intended for an entirely different purpose, the television commercials President Bush's campaign is running these days define in the starkest terms the puny political arsenal at his disposal in seeking a second term.The spots are remarkably free of specifics about Bush's accomplishments and intentions at a time when there is so much reason for genuine concern about the national direction.One of the themes Bush is emphasizing, for example, is "family values."
April 29, 2000
The evening started in grand fashion with Vi Ripken, the first lady of Harford County baseball, tossing a strike on the ceremonial first pitch and a small but spirited crowd gathering at Thomas Run Park for the county's first professional sporting event in 50 years. No one seemed to mind the low-lying lighting or the makeshift bleachers that greeted the Aberdeen Arsenal to Atlantic League baseball. On the field, everything was proceeding neatly, with Aberdeen leading the Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds by two runs entering the ninth inning.
April 28, 2000
Against the backdrop of a makeshift community college field, the Aberdeen Arsenal makes history tonight when it becomes the first minor-league independent team to play in Maryland. Aberdeen launches its Atlantic League season against the Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds at Harford Community College with lofty expectations tempered by reality. Game time is 7: 05 p.m. Response to Maryland Baseball Limited's new venture has been lukewarm so far while fans await the construction of the nearby $26 million complex that will house state-of-the-art Ripken Stadium.