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August 9, 2004
Lance Cpl. Christopher E. Custer, a Marine combat engineer on leave from duty in Iraq, died after a car crash Aug. 1 near Williamsport, Pa. The former Bel Air resident was 21. A statement released by the Marine Corps said that Corporal Custer was due to serve out his enlistment in November. He was on three weeks' leave after having served with the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion in Iraq. A military spokesman said Corporal Custer received about six ribbons and awards since he joined the Marines in 2000.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Date: Dec. 28 Her story: June Struder, 25, grew up in several places around the country because her father, Jim Struder, was an Army officer. She graduated from Aberdeen High School and later attended Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). She is a lieutenant in the Army and a registered nurse, and has been stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., for three years. Her mother, Myong Suk, and father live in White Hall in Harford County. His story: Joseph "Joe" Whalen, 25, grew up in Wilton, Maine.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
James Edward O'Meara Jr., founder of a commercial construction company and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of heart failure at his Glyndon home. He was 90. The son of a masonry company owner and a homemaker, Mr. O'Meara was born in Baltimore and raised in Cedarcroft. He was a 1940 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, and during World War II he enlisted in the Army and served as a combat engineer in the Philippines and Biak Island, building airstrips. After the war ended in 1945, Mr. O'Meara returned to Baltimore, and studied architectural drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art , from which he graduated in 1948.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
James Edward O'Meara Jr., founder of a commercial construction company and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of heart failure at his Glyndon home. He was 90. The son of a masonry company owner and a homemaker, Mr. O'Meara was born in Baltimore and raised in Cedarcroft. He was a 1940 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, and during World War II he enlisted in the Army and served as a combat engineer in the Philippines and Biak Island, building airstrips. After the war ended in 1945, Mr. O'Meara returned to Baltimore, and studied architectural drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art , from which he graduated in 1948.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
Christopher Custer, the 21-year-old Marine lance corporal who was killed in a car crash last weekend in Pennsylvania, had recently returned from Iraq, where he served as a combat engineer, according to information released yesterday by the Marine Corps. Lt. Clark Carpenter, a public information officer at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where Custer was stationed, said the Bel Air resident was on three weeks leave, which is typical for Marines returning from duty in Iraq. Carpenter said that Custer had received a half-dozen awards since joining the Marines in November 2000, including the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal.
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March 12, 2003
John G. Gotzen, retired owner of an Overlea insurance agency who was active in World War II veterans affairs, died March 5 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium of complications from cancer and a stroke. The Perry Hall resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, he was a Kenwood High School graduate. He joined the Army during World War II, and served as a combat engineer and tank commander with the 279th Combat Engineer Battalion in North Africa and Germany. He received the Purple Heart and attained the rank of staff sergeant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 8, 2010
James Edwin Crockett, a retired civil engineer and founder of Crockett Associates P.A., died from complications of a stroke Dec. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 87. Mr. Crockett, the son of a grain salesman and a homemaker, was born in Hagerstown and raised there and in University Park. He began his college studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and after two years, dropped out to work at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics while attending night school at George Washington University.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Date: Dec. 28 Her story: June Struder, 25, grew up in several places around the country because her father, Jim Struder, was an Army officer. She graduated from Aberdeen High School and later attended Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). She is a lieutenant in the Army and a registered nurse, and has been stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., for three years. Her mother, Myong Suk, and father live in White Hall in Harford County. His story: Joseph "Joe" Whalen, 25, grew up in Wilton, Maine.
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March 10, 1991
In "43 Days: Images of the War in the Gulf" published last Sunday, the 4th Light Armored Infantry Battalion, Company B, Fort Detrick, which activated 85 of its 93 reservists Nov. 24, was omitted from a list of Maryland units activated in the Persian Gulf war.756th Military Airlift Squadron Andrews 200 Air transportMarine Reserve unitsDet., Engineer Support Company, 4th Marine Reserve, Combat Engineer Battalion Baltimore 19 EngineeringDet., Headquarters and Service Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion Baltimore 10 EngineeringRF *The activation of a unit may not involve the entire reserve unit.
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August 25, 1991
* Marine Pvt. Peter S. Jolles, son of Jeff M. and Gretchen P. Jollesof Union Bridge, recently graduated from a Marine Corps Basic CombatEngineer Course.During the course, conducted at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students studied the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units. Students also received instruction on the tools and procedures for building bridges, roads and field fortifications, use of demolitions, land-mine warfare and camouflage techniques.A 1990 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick County, he joined the Marine Corps in January 1991.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 8, 2010
James Edwin Crockett, a retired civil engineer and founder of Crockett Associates P.A., died from complications of a stroke Dec. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 87. Mr. Crockett, the son of a grain salesman and a homemaker, was born in Hagerstown and raised there and in University Park. He began his college studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and after two years, dropped out to work at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics while attending night school at George Washington University.
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August 9, 2004
Lance Cpl. Christopher E. Custer, a Marine combat engineer on leave from duty in Iraq, died after a car crash Aug. 1 near Williamsport, Pa. The former Bel Air resident was 21. A statement released by the Marine Corps said that Corporal Custer was due to serve out his enlistment in November. He was on three weeks' leave after having served with the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion in Iraq. A military spokesman said Corporal Custer received about six ribbons and awards since he joined the Marines in 2000.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
Christopher Custer, the 21-year-old Marine lance corporal who was killed in a car crash last weekend in Pennsylvania, had recently returned from Iraq, where he served as a combat engineer, according to information released yesterday by the Marine Corps. Lt. Clark Carpenter, a public information officer at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where Custer was stationed, said the Bel Air resident was on three weeks leave, which is typical for Marines returning from duty in Iraq. Carpenter said that Custer had received a half-dozen awards since joining the Marines in November 2000, including the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal.
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March 12, 2003
John G. Gotzen, retired owner of an Overlea insurance agency who was active in World War II veterans affairs, died March 5 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium of complications from cancer and a stroke. The Perry Hall resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, he was a Kenwood High School graduate. He joined the Army during World War II, and served as a combat engineer and tank commander with the 279th Combat Engineer Battalion in North Africa and Germany. He received the Purple Heart and attained the rank of staff sergeant.
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October 25, 2004
As of yesterday, 1,105 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. Since May 1 last year, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 967 U.S. soldiers have died, according to the AP's count. Latest identifications Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gadsden, 21, Charleston, S.C.; died Friday of injuries received in Anbar Province, Iraq, on Aug. 21; assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
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