October 9, 2012
Army Pfc. Kyle E. Dorrance , of Owings Mills graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Army Reserve Pfc. Christopher A. Bauer, of Owings Mills graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
June 2, 2011
Jake E. Anderson, of Glenelg, graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 20, with a degree in criminal justice, and on May 22 he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps War Memorial, in Arlington, Va. He will report to Quantico, Va., for the basic school in October of this year. Army National Guard Spec. Jordan S. Demanss graduated from the special forces candidate one-station unit training at Fort Benning, in Columbus, Ga. Demanss is the son of Stephen and Mary Demanss, of Ellicott City.
January 10, 2010
None are so old, Thoreau once wrote, as those who have outlived their enthusiasms. By that standard, Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran, the most chronologically advanced recruiter in the Army Reserve, might well also be its most youthful. "This isn't work; it's a labor of love," says Moran, a beloved figure at Fort Meade who is embarking on his 60th year of doing what he loves most: finding prospects for the Army, then putting his cheerful personality to work guiding their careers. Moran, who turned 80 last November, never guessed it would last this long.
December 26, 1999
Had it not been for the opportunity to play in the 1959 NFL championship game for the Baltimore Colts, the future of Jerry Richardson, rookie wide receiver wearing jersey No. 87, would be impossible to foretell.Richardson took the $4,674.44 that went to players on the winning Colts team and, as the first matter of personal business, paid off his taxes. Then he bought stock in "Overnight Transportation" and cashed in to the extent of $2,800 two years later -- which he invested in a hamburger business called Spartan Foods.
July 18, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The stories are making the rounds among Fort Jackson's battalion commanders and drill sergeants.There's the one about the recruit who showed up for basic training missing a trigger finger.There are tales of several trainees who arrived missing toes.And another whose X-ray showed a drainage tube running from his brain to his chest.Most of the stories are, to the Army's dismay, true.At Fort Jackson, a training post that is the portal of entry to 35,000 Army recruits each year, new soldiers have arrived recently with hepatitis C, severe psychological disorders and histories of confinement to mental institutions.
June 18, 1998
On the 50th anniversary of Jackie Sauerhoff's glorious induction into the U.S. Army, maybe the country could take modest notice. This guy's military record is a dandy. True, it only lasted 20 days and never got past basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., but it's the thought that counts.Around Pigtown, Jackie's home turf, his gesture was always considered the stuff of great patriotism. He was 13 when he enlisted, and 13 when honorably discharged. According to Army records, he was 5 feet 3 and 108 pounds when he enlisted, and the same at departure.