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April 27, 1995
Marine Capt. Robert D. Clark recently deployed with the Marine Corps' Second Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion to Fort Benning, Ga., for a three-month training exercise.The annual gunnery exercise involves light armored vehicles equipped with 25 mm machine guns. Marines will use the Fort Benning firing ranges to practice shooting at moving targets while maneuvering in the field.The Marines also will participate in small arms training and team operation.Captain Clark is the son of James P. and Joyce L. Clark of Berrett.
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March 31, 2013
Army Pvt. David Pack graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The 2012 graduate of Winters Mill High School is the son of James Pack, of Finksburg, and Mary Zufall, of Reisterstown. He is the grandson of Ethal Zufall, of Hampstead.
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By Ann Lolordo and Ann Lolordo,Staff Writer | January 29, 1993
COLUMBUS, GA. -- The joke at the Chester S. Harrison American Legion Post 35 yesterday went like this:"Do you know what the President did this morning?""No, what?""Enlisted men don't have to salute officers anymore -- they just have to blow them kisses."Retired World War II veteran William "Teal" Allen delivers the punch line in a slow Southern drawl to the hoots of his fellow Legionnaires at the bar. And Mr. Allen voted for Bill Clinton.But in this southwest Georgia community, home to more than 47,000 active, reserve and retired military, the buckle of the Bible Belt, the president's proposal to lift the ban on gays in the military amounts to fighting words.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Towson junior John Paukovits spent a portion of this week worrying about Valentine's Day. It was a world away from his concerns as a soldier in the U.S. Army. Twice in seven years, Paukovits was deployed to Iraq.. Honorably discharged in 2011, Paukovits acted on his desire to pursue a college degree and rediscovered his love for lacrosse at Towson, where he is now a short-stick defensive midfielder. "Socially, it is a little bit different, but on the team, I feel like I fit right in," said Paukovits, who at 28 is the oldest player on the Tigers roster by six years.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 30, 2004
A Columbia resident has been sentenced for her participation in a protest in November at Fort Benning in Georgia. Betsy Lamb, 65, was tried Wednesday on misdemeanor federal trespass charges and convicted. She was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $500. Lamb, a program coordinator for the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has been arrested three other times at the annual protest, held near the anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 27, 2003
A Columbia resident was arrested Sunday while protesting U.S. foreign policy at Fort Benning in Georgia. Betsy Lamb, 65, said she was held overnight after her arrest and released after paying $1,000 bail. Her sentencing date is Jan. 26. She attended the protest with six other members of Howard County Friends of Latin America. The annual protest is held near the anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989. Protesters believe that Fort Benning's Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas, trained the people who killed the priests.
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November 16, 2003
Home-repair help is available for the disadvantaged Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April Howard County/Sukkot in April Howard County is accepting applications from homeowners who need assistance with home repairs and maintenance projects. Homeowners who are elderly, disabled or are otherwise disadvantaged are invited to apply for assistance. The program, which uses volunteers, is designed to help residents live with independence and dignity. Information or to apply: 410-381-3338, or www.howard county.
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June 23, 2011
Air Force Airman Bradley Boyd graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio. He is the son of Emily Boyd, of Columbia, and nephew of Sandra Thornhill, of Austin, Texas. Boyd graduated in 2008 from Century High School. Army Pvt. Matthew Gilmartin graduated from the infantryman one station unit training at Fort Benning, in Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Barbara Gilmartin, of Columbia. Gilmartin graduated in 2002 from Calvert Hall College High School.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 20, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Army's top officer has ordered a review to determine whether soldiers who served as advisers in El Salvador should be awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, a prized medal they claim has been denied them because of politics.Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, the Army chief of staff, ordered a review by the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Ga. In transmitting the order, the Army cited an Aug. 4 Sun article that detailed the stories of those who came under heavy fire and in some cases died helping the Salvadoran army fight Marxist insurgents.
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June 8, 2012
Ofelia and Oscar Manero, of Old Greenwich, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabriela D. Manero, to Mark Patrick Nostro, of Laurel. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Stonehill College near Boston, Mass. She is an attorney with the National District Attorneys Association in Alexandria, Va., handling child abuse cases. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of the Naval Academy and a 2001 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He is a captain in the Marine Corps, assigned to Fort Benning, Ga. A wedding is planned for October at the Naval Academy chapel.
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June 8, 2012
Ofelia and Oscar Manero, of Old Greenwich, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabriela D. Manero, to Mark Patrick Nostro, of Laurel. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Stonehill College near Boston, Mass. She is an attorney with the National District Attorneys Association in Alexandria, Va., handling child abuse cases. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of the Naval Academy and a 2001 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He is a captain in the Marine Corps, assigned to Fort Benning, Ga. A wedding is planned for October at the Naval Academy chapel.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63. The former pipe major of the John F. Nicoll Pipe Band, he became ill after participating in a parade in Aberdeen on Dec. 3. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he studied music as a child and was a 1966 graduate of Pikesville Senior High...
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August 10, 2011
Army National Guard Pvt. Cody W. Mahlstedt has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
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June 23, 2011
Air Force Airman Bradley Boyd graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio. He is the son of Emily Boyd, of Columbia, and nephew of Sandra Thornhill, of Austin, Texas. Boyd graduated in 2008 from Century High School. Army Pvt. Matthew Gilmartin graduated from the infantryman one station unit training at Fort Benning, in Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Barbara Gilmartin, of Columbia. Gilmartin graduated in 2002 from Calvert Hall College High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
John M. Vernarelli, who served in Korea and Vietnam as a military police officer and later had a second career as a chef, died Aug. 14 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Perry Hall resident was 80. Mr. Vernarelli, one of 14 children of Italian immigrants, was born at home on East Chase Street. When he was 16, he tried to enlist in the Army, until military authorities learned his age and he was sent home from Fort Meade to Baltimore. "The next year, on March 27, 1947 — one day after his 17th birthday — he enlisted," said a nephew, Mark Vernarelli, who is a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correction Services.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,sun reporter | May 20, 2007
An infantryman from Baltimore was killed in Iraq on Thursday -- just a month after he was deployed to the country, the Defense Department announced yesterday. Pfc. Jonathan V. Hamm, 20, was at a forward base in Baghdad when he was struck by "indirect enemy fire," according to the department. The soldier is not related to Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm, a department spokesman said. Joseph Piek, an Army spokesman at Fort Lewis, Wash., said he was likely hit by mortar fire or an artillery round.
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August 10, 2011
Army National Guard Pvt. Cody W. Mahlstedt has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
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