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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Earl L. Johnson appeared to be the ideal face for a broad effort by current and former service members to clean up his troubled East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver. The charismatic veteran told stories of serving for years with the elite Army Rangers, fighting in Bosnia and Iraq. Problem was, his stories turned out not to be true. Johnson, 32, now acknowledges that he significantly exaggerated his military resume, in part to conceal his criminal past. The recent revelations have split the community of volunteers in Oliver, one of Baltimore's most persistently crime-ridden areas.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Earl Johnson and his neighbors were more serious about emergency preparedness after they experienced a power outage and no running water at the same time a few years ago, he said. "We had elderly people who needed water," he said. "We went to the community association first but they weren't open yet, then we went to a church. " That experience inspired Johnson, now on the Office of Sustainability's Commission on Sustainability, and he taught Baltimore residents how to find and use their resources at a free event hosted by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability Tuesday.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2002
Ten-year-old Parrish Richey lost her two older brothers Tuesday night when they were gunned down on a busy Northeast Baltimore thoroughfare. "They were my favorites," she said yesterday. "They were there for me when I needed them. They were pretty cool, pretty nice." Parrish and dozens of other friends and relatives gathered at her mother's house in Northeast Baltimore yesterday to mourn the loss of the two brothers, Earl Johnson, 20, and Maurice Johnson, 17. Friends and relatives recalled hard-working young men who were dedicated to their family.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Earl L. Johnson appeared to be the ideal face for a broad effort by current and former service members to clean up his troubled East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver. The charismatic veteran told stories of serving for years with the elite Army Rangers, fighting in Bosnia and Iraq. Problem was, his stories turned out not to be true. Johnson, 32, now acknowledges that he significantly exaggerated his military resume, in part to conceal his criminal past. The recent revelations have split the community of volunteers in Oliver, one of Baltimore's most persistently crime-ridden areas.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
Two brothers - ages 17 and 20 - were fatally shot last night while standing in front of a rowhouse on Harford Road, across the street from Clifton Park. The victims were identified as Earl Johnson and his teen-age brother, Maurice, both of the 2800 block of Brendan Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. They were standing together in the 2600 block of Harford, near Homestead Street, about 7:50 p.m. when a man approached and opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Both brothers were hit several times in the upper body, police said.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2011
Earl Johnson's boots crunch broken glass from liquor bottles as he walks down an alley in East Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood. He is just blocks from the site of the firebombing of a family who called the police on area drug dealers and were killed for it and just yards from some of the most memorable scenes of urban decay in "The Wire. " At his side are Rich Blake, 32, a Marine Corps veteran, and Jeremy Johnson, 34 , a Navy veteran, who like Earl — who is no relation — are on a different kind of mission.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Earl Johnson and his neighbors were more serious about emergency preparedness after they experienced a power outage and no running water at the same time a few years ago, he said. "We had elderly people who needed water," he said. "We went to the community association first but they weren't open yet, then we went to a church. " That experience inspired Johnson, now on the Office of Sustainability's Commission on Sustainability, and he taught Baltimore residents how to find and use their resources at a free event hosted by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability Tuesday.
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July 18, 1993
Earle Spencer Johnson, a retired plastics engineer, died July 4 of kidney failure at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He was 64.The Bel Air resident retired in 1991 from Hedwin Corp. after more than 30 years as a corporate facilities engineer with the firm, which manufactures plastic industrial containers. Before joining Hedwin in 1959, Mr. Johnson was a research engineer for Flight Refueling Inc. for about six years. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked for National Chimney Service, building and repairing chimneys and providing lightning protection for area businesses.
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April 15, 2003
On April 8, 2003, EARL JOHNSON. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave., on Tuesday, 2 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda, on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Funeral at 10:30 A.M.
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February 16, 2003
On February 7, 2003; BERNADETTE C. WASHINGTON; beloved mother of Kenyatta and Dionne Washington; devoted daughter of Dorothy Cogdell and Earl Johnson, Sr. Christian Wake and Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 7 P.M., at New Friendship Baptist Church, 1515 East Eager Street. Arrangements entrusted to Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222-28 W. North Avenue. Interment Private. Family in mourning at 2048 East Eager Street.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2011
Earl Johnson's boots crunch broken glass from liquor bottles as he walks down an alley in East Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood. He is just blocks from the site of the firebombing of a family who called the police on area drug dealers and were killed for it and just yards from some of the most memorable scenes of urban decay in "The Wire. " At his side are Rich Blake, 32, a Marine Corps veteran, and Jeremy Johnson, 34 , a Navy veteran, who like Earl — who is no relation — are on a different kind of mission.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2002
Ten-year-old Parrish Richey lost her two older brothers Tuesday night when they were gunned down on a busy Northeast Baltimore thoroughfare. "They were my favorites," she said yesterday. "They were there for me when I needed them. They were pretty cool, pretty nice." Parrish and dozens of other friends and relatives gathered at her mother's house in Northeast Baltimore yesterday to mourn the loss of the two brothers, Earl Johnson, 20, and Maurice Johnson, 17. Friends and relatives recalled hard-working young men who were dedicated to their family.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
Two brothers - ages 17 and 20 - were fatally shot last night while standing in front of a rowhouse on Harford Road, across the street from Clifton Park. The victims were identified as Earl Johnson and his teen-age brother, Maurice, both of the 2800 block of Brendan Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. They were standing together in the 2600 block of Harford, near Homestead Street, about 7:50 p.m. when a man approached and opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Both brothers were hit several times in the upper body, police said.
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July 18, 1993
Earle Spencer Johnson, a retired plastics engineer, died July 4 of kidney failure at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He was 64.The Bel Air resident retired in 1991 from Hedwin Corp. after more than 30 years as a corporate facilities engineer with the firm, which manufactures plastic industrial containers. Before joining Hedwin in 1959, Mr. Johnson was a research engineer for Flight Refueling Inc. for about six years. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked for National Chimney Service, building and repairing chimneys and providing lightning protection for area businesses.
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May 6, 2004
On May 2, 2004 DONALD H. devoted son of Mary Savage and Donald H. Robinson. He is survived by two brothers Rafael Robinson and Terrence Robinson, one aunt Christine Johnson, three uncles Earl Johnson, Sr., Albert and Walter Jones; one nephew and a host of other relatives. Friends may call at the Gary P. March Funeral Home, 270 Fred Hilton Pass on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Family will receive friends on Friday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Funeral services to follow. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
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