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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1999
Pilots from the Maryland Air National Guard returned to their homes yesterday, ending their part in a monthlong overseas mission that included bombings of Iraqi ground forces.Members of the 104th Fighter Squadron of the Air Guard's 175th Wing saw combat at least three times during a month of patrolling the United Nations' "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq, said Capt. Drew Sullins, a Guard spokesman.Sullins said squadron members knocked out a radio station and a surface-to-air missile site during the deployment, which began in late January.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90. The son of Jesse D. Mitchell Sr., a Koppers Co. machinist, and Mildred M. Davis Mitchell, a homemaker, Jesse Duvall Mitchell Jr. was born and raised in Severn. Colonel Mitchell's interest in flying began early in his childhood when he built model airplanes out of balsa wood.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | December 8, 2008
Joseph A. Ritz Sr., a retired Teamsters official and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 86. Mr. Ritz was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where he graduated from Hanover High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a ground crew chief with the 412th Thunderbolt Fighter Squadron, 375th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force in England and later in Europe. Mr. Ritz was a lifetime member of the Owings Mills Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and helped organize and attend reunions of the 412th Fighter Squadron.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | December 8, 2008
Joseph A. Ritz Sr., a retired Teamsters official and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 86. Mr. Ritz was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where he graduated from Hanover High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a ground crew chief with the 412th Thunderbolt Fighter Squadron, 375th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force in England and later in Europe. Mr. Ritz was a lifetime member of the Owings Mills Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and helped organize and attend reunions of the 412th Fighter Squadron.
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By Knight-Ridder | January 18, 1991
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When three Navy officers in dress uniform knocked on the door of Michael Scott Speicher's Jacksonville home at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, his wife, Joanne, knew why they were there -- to tell her that her husband had been shot down in the Persian Gulf."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90. The son of Jesse D. Mitchell Sr., a Koppers Co. machinist, and Mildred M. Davis Mitchell, a homemaker, Jesse Duvall Mitchell Jr. was born and raised in Severn. Colonel Mitchell's interest in flying began early in his childhood when he built model airplanes out of balsa wood.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
For the students in the crowd, it was as if the 11 graying old men had stepped from the pages of history - the last few members of the now-legendary corps of Tuskegee Airmen whose World War II exploits flew in the face of widespread military belief that African-American soldiers could not or should not fly. Yesterday, the men were guests at an Armed Forces Week "Honoring Those Who Serve" luncheon at Fort Meade. More than 400 gathered under a shiny white tent and met some of the nation's first black military pilots.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem. The Naval Academy has drawn national attention for the alleged assault of a female midshipman at a party in Annapolis and the subsequent investigation of three members of the Navy football team. The prosecution came amid a growing public focus on sexual assaults both in the military and on college campuses.
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August 23, 1995
Navy Seaman Laurie A. Harwood of Hampstead is halfway through a six-month overseas deployment with Fighter Squadron 213 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, which has duty near Iraq in the Persian Gulf.Seaman Harwood, daughter of Melvin and Joan Harwood, is one of 5,000 sailors and Marines who departed Naval Air Station at Alameda, Calif., in early April for the voyage to the western Pacific and Indian oceans and the Persian Gulf. The ship has traveled nearly 28,000 miles in three months.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. will formally relieve Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller as superintendent of the Naval Academy during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled July 23, academy officials said Thursday. Carter, who until this month was head of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting naval aviator. The Rhode Island native holds the Navy's record for carrier-assisted landings with 2,016, according to his official biography.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
For the students in the crowd, it was as if the 11 graying old men had stepped from the pages of history - the last few members of the now-legendary corps of Tuskegee Airmen whose World War II exploits flew in the face of widespread military belief that African-American soldiers could not or should not fly. Yesterday, the men were guests at an Armed Forces Week "Honoring Those Who Serve" luncheon at Fort Meade. More than 400 gathered under a shiny white tent and met some of the nation's first black military pilots.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1999
Pilots from the Maryland Air National Guard returned to their homes yesterday, ending their part in a monthlong overseas mission that included bombings of Iraqi ground forces.Members of the 104th Fighter Squadron of the Air Guard's 175th Wing saw combat at least three times during a month of patrolling the United Nations' "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq, said Capt. Drew Sullins, a Guard spokesman.Sullins said squadron members knocked out a radio station and a surface-to-air missile site during the deployment, which began in late January.
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By Knight-Ridder | January 18, 1991
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When three Navy officers in dress uniform knocked on the door of Michael Scott Speicher's Jacksonville home at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, his wife, Joanne, knew why they were there -- to tell her that her husband had been shot down in the Persian Gulf."
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December 21, 1992
Petty Officer Reed returns from cruiseNavy Petty Officer 1st Class Franklin L. Reed recently returned with Strike Fighter Squadron-136, Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla., embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington from a seven-week shake down cruise in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic.During the deployment, USS George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing Seven, continuously trained on operating the ship and aircraft as a team, conducting damage control and battle station drills, and other exercises to reinforce the air wing's and the crew's ability to safely operate the ship.
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April 28, 2008
On April 25, 2008, BRUCE N. BROWN of Joppa, MD. Beloved husband of the late Isabelle Winning Kilgore Brown. Loving brother of Dale H. Brown and his wife, Joan and the late Maidee Kerr-Boyd. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Jeanne Bayer, Maidee Spencer, Bruce Allen Kerr, Susan Merrill, and Mark Brown. Mr. Brown was a captain un the U.S. Air Force and the 94th Fighter Squadron during WWII. He worked at Martin Marietta on the Gemini and the Mercury projects, and was also employed at APG in Balistic Research.
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