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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 17, 2006
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The parents of a Marine charged with murdering an Iraqi said yesterday that it is needlessly cruel of the Marine Corps to keep their son in the brig while an officer in a similar case was allowed to remain free. Deanna and Terry Pennington said their son's mental condition is deteriorating as he spends 22 of every 24 hours in a tiny cell awaiting court-martial in the April 26 killing of a 52-year-old man in Hamandiya. Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington, 22, is developing nervous tics and may not be able to assist in his own defense, his father said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of assaults on service members and their teams. Then Brig. Gen. Linda Singh comes on the screen. "Speaking from personal experience, and having been sexually molested as a teenager, I sought out what I thought was the right support structure," the commander of the Maryland Army National Guard says.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1997
QUANTICO, Va. -- In the hills of Northern Virginia, a brick building with the slanted roof of a suburban rancher rises from Civil War battlefields. It may be the world's most well-behaved prison.Marines run it, so there is little dirt or laughter. Prisoners file down dustless hallways in formation, saluting their keepers as they pass. Uzbek and Czech jailers visit for tips. And, recently, Aberdeen drill sergeants and Naval Academy midshipmen have been among its most celebrated inmates.The Northeastern Regional Brig, tucked in a corner of this historic Marine post among elm and maple stands, has all the antiseptic charm of a psychiatric ward.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Brig. Gen. Linda Singh to head the Maryland Army National Guard. Singh, currently director of the Maryland National Guard's joint staff, will be the first woman and the first African-American to command the Army branch. She succeeds Brig. Gen. Peter Hinz, who is scheduled to retire on Sept. 30. O'Malley called Singh "an extremely effective leader with the drive to take the Maryland Army National Guard to new heights and keep the organization among the best in the nation.
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By Karen Rivers and Karen Rivers,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2003
Brig. Gen. James Jay Archer of Harford County descended from a long line of distinguished Marylanders, and at the Battle of Gettysburg he earned his unfortunate place in history. Archer was a graduate of Princeton, a lawyer and veteran of the Mexican War. And in the opening hours of the fight July 1, 1863, he became the first Confederate general under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee to be captured by Union forces. As dawn broke that morning, Archer could not have known that he would soon be in the hands of the enemy.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1996
One of the Naval Academy's two regimental commanders, the third-ranking position among all midshipmen, sits in a Marine Corps jail today, awaiting a hearing on charges that he sexually ++ assaulted four female midshipmen.Midshipman 1st Class Scott T. Ward of Grand Rapids, Mich., an economics major with dreams of joining the Navy's elite special operations force, was stripped of his command post Thursday ** and sent to the Marine brig in Quantico, Va., Navy and academy sources said.The midshipman's father, Tom Ward, contacted last night in Sarasota, Fla., would say only that his son has both a military and a civilian attorney, declining to provide their names.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Brig. Gen. Linda Singh to head the Maryland Army National Guard. Singh, currently director of the Maryland National Guard's joint staff, will be the first woman and the first African-American to command the Army branch. She succeeds Brig. Gen. Peter Hinz, who is scheduled to retire on Sept. 30. O'Malley called Singh "an extremely effective leader with the drive to take the Maryland Army National Guard to new heights and keep the organization among the best in the nation.
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By Joseph Esposito and Joseph Esposito,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2003
Southern hopes for victory at Gettysburg were dashed when Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863, failed to break the Union army's hold on Cemetery Ridge. Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett's division consisted of brigades commanded by Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett, Brig. Gen. James Lawson Kemper and Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead. These three men would lead this charge into well-defended Union territory and into American history. In the morning, Pickett's division marched across Spangler's Woods and formed a battle line east of the woods in the open space behind Seminary Ridge.
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By Carol J. Williams and Carol J. Williams,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 23, 2007
MIAMI -- Two forensic psychology experts testified yesterday that Jose Padilla, who is alleged to be an al-Qaida accomplice,suffered mental damage during his 3 1/2 years in U.S. military custody and is unfit to stand trial on terrorism charges. Testing and evaluation of the 36-year-old former Chicago gang member revealed "strong indication of cognitive impairment" and a 98 percent probability of "brain injury," said Patricia Zapf, a clinical forensic psychologist and associate professor at City University of New York, who was called as a defense witness.
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By Andrew D. Faith and Andrew D. Faith,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell's Union army left its encampments in the vicinity of Alexandria, Va., the afternoon of July 16, 1861. McDowell moved south cautiously, taking 2 1/2 days to reach Centreville, opposite Confederate Brig. Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard's positions at Manassas Junction. The Union army marched in four columns: Brig. Gen. Daniel Tyler's 1st Division numbered about 13,000 men in four brigades; Brig. Gen. David Hunter's 2nd Division numbered about 2,500 men in two brigades; Brig.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 8, 2011
Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr., a retired career Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran who was chairman of the physics department at West Point for more than two decades, died Aug. 30 of cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. He was 65. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, General Winkel was born in Baltimore and raised in Gardenville. He attended Polytechnic Institute and was 17 when appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | March 11, 2008
A Navy physician convicted in November of secretly taping Naval Academy midshipmen having sex in his Annapolis home has received a reduced prison sentence, a Navy spokesman said yesterday. Cmdr. Kevin J. Ronan, with good behavior, will serve two years in a Navy brig instead of the 46 months imposed by a military jury. He will be dismissed from the Navy and lose his pension. The sentence was reduced last week by the Navy's surgeon general, Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson. Guy D. Schein, a spokesman for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, said Robinson weighed the benefit of keeping Ronan confined for the full sentence, the expense of confinement and a belief that Ronan had been sent a significant message.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,sun reporter | April 10, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A military jury has convicted a former Navy football player of forcing himself on a female midshipman in a Georgetown hotel room but acquitted him of sexually assaulting a second female midshipman two months later in an Annapolis home. After three hours of deliberation, the jury also convicted yesterday Kenny Ray Morrison, 24, of conduct unbecoming an officer related to the February 2006 incident. He faces a possible 10 years in a Navy brig when he is sentenced today. The former backup linebacker showed little emotion while the verdict was read, while the two women held hands in the back row of the gallery of a Washington Navy Yard courtroom.
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By Carol J. Williams and Carol J. Williams,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 23, 2007
MIAMI -- Two forensic psychology experts testified yesterday that Jose Padilla, who is alleged to be an al-Qaida accomplice,suffered mental damage during his 3 1/2 years in U.S. military custody and is unfit to stand trial on terrorism charges. Testing and evaluation of the 36-year-old former Chicago gang member revealed "strong indication of cognitive impairment" and a 98 percent probability of "brain injury," said Patricia Zapf, a clinical forensic psychologist and associate professor at City University of New York, who was called as a defense witness.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 17, 2006
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The parents of a Marine charged with murdering an Iraqi said yesterday that it is needlessly cruel of the Marine Corps to keep their son in the brig while an officer in a similar case was allowed to remain free. Deanna and Terry Pennington said their son's mental condition is deteriorating as he spends 22 of every 24 hours in a tiny cell awaiting court-martial in the April 26 killing of a 52-year-old man in Hamandiya. Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington, 22, is developing nervous tics and may not be able to assist in his own defense, his father said.
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October 5, 2006
On Tuesday October 3, JACK D. KAUFMAN; beloved husband of the late Beatrice Kaufman (nee Matziover); loving father of Ruthanne Kaufman of Baltimore, MD and the late Michael B. Kaufman beloved brother of Stanley (Leatrice), Bernard (late Bettye) and Alvin (Etta) Kaufman; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., (at Mt. Wilson Lane) on Thursday October 5, at 12 Noon. Interment Arlington Cemetery. Chizuk Amuno Congregraton, 4300 N. Rogers Ave., Please omit flowers, contributions; may be directed in his memory to Michael B. Kaufman Memorial Scholarship Fund, C./O.
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By Kristen Lorek and Kristen Lorek,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 16, 2002
On June 24, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson moved his troops south out of the Shenandoah Valley, giving the Union army near Richmond, Va., reason to believe that danger was imminent. Rumor had it that Jackson's Army of the Valley was about 50 miles away on the Virginia Central Railroad and was planning to attack Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's force near Richmond by June 28. McClellan was concerned about Jackson's maneuvers and wanted to step up his campaign to seize the Confederate capital.
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By Andrew D. Faith and Andrew D. Faith,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
Although the Union army had fought well during the morning of the First Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, ended in a Confederate victory and a rout of the federal forces. This outcome was mostly a matter of generalship. After drawing up a plan that resulted in the Union army's driving back the Confederates' left flank, the federal commander, Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell, "became ever more engrossed in personally leading brigades and regiments," according to Col. Vincent J. Esposito in West Point Atlas of American Wars, published in 1959.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | October 18, 2005
John Franklin Burk Jr., a retired brigadier general and advertising executive who was a past chairman of the state's World War II memorial at Annapolis, died of heart and kidney failure Friday at the Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Northwood. The Timonium resident was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised in Long Green in Baltimore County, he was a 1935 graduate of Towson High School. Drafted into the Army in 1941, he rose during World War II to the rank of captain and earned the Combat Infantry Badge, three Bronze Stars and three battle stars for his service in the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland and in Central Europe.
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