June 25, 1998
Thousands of Civil War re-enactors are converging on Gettysburg, Pa., next week, much as the original armies converged there in 1863.By mid-June of that year, the Northern and Southern armies were arriving at positions that would make a clash in southern Pennsylvania likely.Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins had crossed the Potomac River on June 15 with his gray cavalry brigade, and Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes' infantry division had followed the next day. The infantry corps of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet and Lt. Gen. A. P. Hill crossed the Potomac on June 24 and 25. On June 25 Longstreet and Hill united their columns at Hagerstown.
June 18, 1991
Respondents to an informal telephone survey are almost evenly split on the issue of whether women should be restricted from combat duty. There is a similar feeling about whether women should be allowed to fight in the infantry or fly military aircraft in combat.Of 329 callers to SUNDIAL, The Evening Sun's telephone poll, 171 (51 percent) think that women should be restricted from combat duty, and 158 (48 percent) think that women should not be restricted from combat duty.Of 328 callers, 162 (49 percent)
September 18, 1992
More than 60 World War II veterans and their wives are expected at the BWI Days Inn this weekend for a reunion of Company D, 303rd Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division.The company fought in Germany and Czechoslovakia during the Second World War. Its successor, the 97th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), has been based at Fort George G. Meade for the last 10 years.The veterans, many coming from as far away as California, are scheduled to tour Washington, Fort McHenry and Annapolis during their three-day stay.
December 3, 2006
On November 17, 2006, GEORGE L. HOLMES, U.S., Army Retd. Mstr. Sergeant, member of 199 Infantry Brigade, 45th Infantry Division and the Old Guard, member of B. F. W., veteran of foreign wars, American Legion Hall and friend to many. Beloved husband of Susan, loving father of Gloria Phillips, cherished grandfather of James, Leland, and Amber Phillips, respected father-in-law of Tom Phillips and brother of Judy, trusted friend, uncle and devoted leader of his troops. Funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, December 12, 2006, at 2:30 P.M. Memorial contributions, may be made to the American Cancer Association or the Spinal Bifida Foundation.
November 8, 2005
On November 5, 2005, ROBERT B. MILLER, a retired Bethlehem Steel employee of 40 years in the Hot Strip Department. Mr. Miller also served in WWII with the 69 Infantry Division and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6506. Mr. Miller is survived by his beloved wife Judy (nee Blum); devoted son Brian Miller; loving nephew, Will, of Easton, PA; brother, Wilbur Miller, of Ashville, NC; sister, Carol Krapf. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Thursday 1 P.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens.
April 6, 2000
Tommaso Buscetta, 71, a top Mafia turncoat who helped convict hundreds of mobsters in Italy and testified in the "pizza connection" trial in the United States, died Sunday in Rome of cancer. In 1984, Mr. Buscetta turned Italian state witness after he was arrested in Brazil on murder charges and extradited to Italy. Over 45 consecutive days, he revealed the Mafia's darkest secrets, including its alleged relationship with Italy's political class. Mr. Buscetta later moved to the United States, where he was given a new identity under the U.S. witness protection program.