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December 8, 1991
Karl Springer, 60, designer and manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories, died of lymphoma Wednesday at his home in New York. His signature styles were classical Chinese and Art Deco.Sir Roy Welensky, 84, prime minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1956 until it crumbled before African independence in 1963, died Thursday in Blandford Forum, England.Lt. Gen. John J. Tolson III, 76, who as commander of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 helped pioneer the use of helicopters as a leading instrument of modern warfare, died Monday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. General Tolson, a native of New Bern, N.C., studied at the University of North Carolina and graduated from West Point in 1937.
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By JOE NAWROZKI | May 26, 1996
WHEN EVENING shadows slipped across Vietnam's Central Highlands, Staff Sgt. Fred Bromwell got painted up and went night stalking. He would creep up on jungled enemy camps, lay and watch trails or spring thunderous ambushes. As a reconnaissance bushmaster, he was indistinguishable as a clump of bamboo, waiting to pounce.When he finally left the war after five years, Bromwell had claimed 109 confirmed enemy kills. But Vietnam had claimed another casualty in Bromwell - years of work would finally allow him to declare peace within his soul.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 9, 1991
WASHINGTON -- It was to be this Glen Burnie woman's first trip to Washington ever, and she was coming here for the most exciting of reasons -- to proudly watch her U.S. Marine Corps husband parade victoriously down Constitution Avenue before God, the president and the whole nation.But Alice Brass knew from the beginning that, unlike other military spouses who surrounded her in the bleachers, she would be unable to wholly give herself over to feelings of exhilaration. If she hadn't understood that beforehand, she certainly knew it when she spotted the Bradley tank rolling toward her.She began to cry."
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December 8, 1991
Karl Springer, 60, designer and manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories, died of lymphoma Wednesday at his home in New York. His signature styles were classical Chinese and Art Deco.Sir Roy Welensky, 84, prime minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1956 until it crumbled before African independence in 1963, died Thursday in Blandford Forum, England.Lt. Gen. John J. Tolson III, 76, who as commander of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 helped pioneer the use of helicopters as a leading instrument of modern warfare, died Monday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. General Tolson, a native of New Bern, N.C., studied at the University of North Carolina and graduated from West Point in 1937.
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By JOE NAWROZKI | May 26, 1996
WHEN EVENING shadows slipped across Vietnam's Central Highlands, Staff Sgt. Fred Bromwell got painted up and went night stalking. He would creep up on jungled enemy camps, lay and watch trails or spring thunderous ambushes. As a reconnaissance bushmaster, he was indistinguishable as a clump of bamboo, waiting to pounce.When he finally left the war after five years, Bromwell had claimed 109 confirmed enemy kills. But Vietnam had claimed another casualty in Bromwell - years of work would finally allow him to declare peace within his soul.
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August 20, 2007
A soldier from Prince George's County died last week in Taji, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Sgt. Princess C. Samuels, 22, of Mitchellville was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 15 during an attack, the Pentagon announced in a statement last night. She was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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July 3, 2007
As of yesterday, at least 3,583 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. Identifications Spc. Joseph P. Kenny, 20, Veneta, Ore.; died June 23 in Mosul of injuries suffered in a noncombat incident; assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division; Fort Bliss, Texas. Sgt. Michael J. Montpetit, 31, Honolulu; died June 22 in Baghdad of injuries suffered in a noncombat incident; assigned to the 15th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division; Fort Hood, Texas.
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By Nicole Fuller and Paul McCardell and Nicole Fuller and Paul McCardell,Sun Reporters | April 24, 2007
A soldier from Baltimore was killed by enemy fire while on patrol in Baghdad last week, the Department of Defense announced yesterday. Staff Sgt. Marlon B. Harper, 34, died Saturday from wounds he suffered from a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire while on patrol, the Army said in a news release. Sergeant Harper was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas. Sergeant Harper, who joined the military in 1993 as an armor crew member, apparently lived in apartments in the Tuscany-Canterbury and Brooklyn sections of Baltimore as recently as 1999, according to public records.
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June 10, 1996
William J. Baroody Jr.,58, who headed two prestigious Washington research centers, died of a lung ailment Saturday.He became president of the American Enterprise Institute, a leading conservative think tank, in 1978, succeeding his father, William J. Baroody Sr., who had held the post for 16 years.He left AEI in 1986 amid disputes over business management and assertions by some conservatives that the organization had become too politically centrist.From 1981 until 1994, he was chairman of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 1, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Army Secretary Louis Caldera announced a broad investigation yesterday into "very disturbing" reports that U.S. soldiers massacred hundreds of civilians during the Korean War in 1950. Officials said the investigation could take a year.The investigation, ordered by Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, comes one day after Army officials said a two-month review of military archives this year had found no evidence that members of the 1st Cavalry Division were involved in shooting South Korean civilians near No Gun Ri in July 1950, as U.S. forces retreated south from the approaching North Korean forces.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 9, 1991
WASHINGTON -- It was to be this Glen Burnie woman's first trip to Washington ever, and she was coming here for the most exciting of reasons -- to proudly watch her U.S. Marine Corps husband parade victoriously down Constitution Avenue before God, the president and the whole nation.But Alice Brass knew from the beginning that, unlike other military spouses who surrounded her in the bleachers, she would be unable to wholly give herself over to feelings of exhilaration. If she hadn't understood that beforehand, she certainly knew it when she spotted the Bradley tank rolling toward her.She began to cry."
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 14, 1997
WASHINGTON -- She is a grim icon of the Vietnam War: A 9-year-old girl running down a village road, napalm scorching all but her scream, her agony portrayed on the front pages of the world's newspapers.At a Veteran's Day ceremony last year in front of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kim Phuc said in halting English that if she ever meets the pilot who dropped the bomb she would urge him to join her in working for world peace."I am that man," John Plummer hastily wrote on a scrap of paper that was passed up to her. Minutes later the former Army captain was embracing Phuc, sobbing that he was sorry.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 23, 2004
An American military judge ordered an Army reservist yesterday to stand trial on Jan. 7 in Baghdad on charges related to the Abu Ghraib prison abuse case. The judge, Col. James A. Pohl, set the date for Charles A. Graner Jr.'s appearance in court. Among the charges against him are conspiracy to maltreat subordinates, dereliction of duty, adultery, maltreatment of detainees and obstruction of justice, according to a pool report quoting the charge sheet. Graner, who served in the Maryland-based 372nd Military Police Company, has emerged as a central figure in the abuse scandal involving Abu Ghraib.
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