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November 24, 2002
Lennel K. Johnson, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant and recruiter, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at the Loch Raven Veterans Rehabilitation Center. The Ingleside resident was 70. Born in Baltimore and raised on North Mount Street, he was a 1950 Frederick Douglass High School graduate. As a young man, he worked as a grocery store clerk. Known as Sarge, he served in the Marine Corps for 20 years. He first enlisted in 1951 and was sent to Korea. He left military service in 1955 and became a postal worker and Harbor Tunnel traffic monitor before re-enlisting in 1958.
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By Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
David Chirinos, a former Marine Corps corporal who served in Afghanistan, died of complications from cancer and liver failure Sept. 13 at his Parkville home. He was 27. Born in Miami, he was the son of Rosa Chirinos. He was a graduate of South Ridge High School, where he played varsity volleyball and was team captain. He worked for DirecTV and for a hotel car valet service for a year before enlisting in the Marines in 2009. "He took his volleyball seriously and could jump super high," said a high school classmate, Chris Montero, who lives in Wilmington, N.C. "He was a natural leader, in a spontaneous kind of way. He was never pushy.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 20, 1996
The Carroll County Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be the host for the Maryland State Marine Corps League's annual state convention Saturday and Sunday at the Comfort Inn in Westminster.County Commander Mike Owens said the General Assembly declared June 17-21 Marine Corps League Week in Maryland in a resolution dated Feb. 23.Gov. Parris N. Glendening signed a proclamation to that effect June 3.The Marine Corps League has about 600 members in seven detachments around the state. A new detachment is being formed in Hagerstown.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The Ravens are flying the Owings Mills coop to come to Annapolis, and the capital city is ready to greet them. The Ravens will be at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Monday for a 7 p.m. practice that's free and open to the public. Events include post-practice player autograph signings for children, activities for younger fans, giveaways, and cheerleader and mascot meet-and-greets. The session also features a youth football clinic on the field before the practice. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It's the third year the team has made the trek to the state capital, solidifying a relationship between the team and Anne Arundel.
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By Michael Reeb | November 6, 1990
The five of them, who used to be six, call themselves the Marine Corps Mamas. Brought together by a similar desire, all but one were running their first marathon.And although the fastest of the group finished 1 hour, 56 minutes behind 1990 Marine Corps Marathon women's winner Olga Markova, don't underestimate their sense of accomplishment. For Baltimoreans Anna Andersen, Grace Cunningham, Brenda Fahey, Dee Reever and Nancy Wachter, running in -- and finishing -- Sunday's run through Washington was the order of the day.All of them made good on it, Andersen finishing in 4:33, Reever in 4:36, Cunningham in 4:38, Fahey in 4:38 and Wachter in 4:55.
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November 5, 2006
Howard County's Marine Corps League, Staff Sgt. Karl G. Taylor Sr. Detachment 1084, will celebrate the Marine Corps' 231st birthday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, 8308 Main St,, Ellicott City. League members will collect toys for the Toys for Tots program. The detachment for active duty and former Marines is named for Taylor, of North Laurel, who died in 1968 in Vietnam at age 29. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in saving the lives of fellow Marines despite being mortally wounded, according to league member Bill Pastino, a partner in the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 14, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Lt. Gen. Charles C. Krulak, son of a Marine general, graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and veteran of Vietnam and the Persian Gulf war, was named yesterday the new commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.He takes over from Gen. Carl E. Mundy Jr., who is retiring, at a time when the 174,000-member force is being increasingly deployed in an unstable world, its budget is strained, and the way the Corps operates is under outside review."He brings to the job of commandant a dynamic vision of the Marine Corps' future, a wealth of experience, and a highly effective leadership and managerial style," President Clinton said in a statement.
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January 22, 2008
Edward J. Lopata, a lawyer and Marine Corps veteran, died of stomach cancer Wednesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 66. An Anne Arundel County resident for nearly 30 years, Mr. Lopata was born and raised in East Vandergrift, Pa. His father was a steelworker and his mother a homemaker. In the early 1960s, Mr. Lopata was a forward and co-captain for the Georgetown University Hoya basketball team. He earned his law degree at Georgetown in 1966. He practiced law for 23 years with the Washington-based firm of Jordan, Coyne, Savits & Lopata, representing insurance companies and other clients in product liability, workers' compensation and other cases.
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By Phil Jackman | October 19, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.A fitting preliminary to the 18th Marine Corps Marathon, which will be conducted over the streets of downtown Washington Sunday (9 a.m.), was this past weekend's Army 10-miler in D.C. (talk about service cooperation). Mexico is on a winning streak, Carlos Rivas and Rene Guerraro having prevailed in the last two Marine runs while the defending champ among the women's side of a race that annually draws about 13,000 entries is Judy Mercon of Florida. The Army race, won by Jim Hage in 50:37, drew 7,500 entrants, making it the largest 10-miler in the United States.
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By Allison Klein and Ariel Sabar and Allison Klein and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2003
A 31-year-old Naval Reserve lieutenant from College Park who had taught history at the Naval Academy was killed in Al Hillah, Iraq, on Thursday when a vehicle he was riding in came under small-arms fire, the Department of Defense confirmed yesterday. Kylan Alexander Jones-Huffman, a native of Aptos, Calif., was transported to Camp Babylon Medical Facility in Iraq, where he died. He is survived by his wife, Heidi. Huffman was on duty with the First Marine Expeditionary Force when he was killed by an unidentified gunman.
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By Mary McCauley and Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill. "These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident. Pitt got into a vehicle with his 5-year-old black German shepherd, Olli, and headed to the site of the call, discovering it was all too real. Gunman Aaron Alexis, a computer technician for a private Navy contractor, was on a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead, including himself, and injured three others.
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By Aaron Oster | June 4, 2014
TNA is coming to Maryland for a three-city swing this weekend. They'll be in Bowie on Friday, Salisbury on Saturday and Aberdeen on Sunday. Leading up to the shows, Ring Posts had a chance to talk with former tag and TV champion Gunner. We talked about his military background, his feud with James Storm, what he thinks about the future of TNA and the idea of wrestling in a baseball stadium. Ring Posts: Let's start at the beginning. I know you have a military background, but how did you get your start in professional wrestling?
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Sports Digest | April 13, 2014
Running Odenton's Henry takes Marine Corps 17.75K in Va. Former U.S. Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton won the Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday in Prince William County, Va. Henry covered the twisting 11.03-mile course through Prince William Forest Park in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds. "I guess I am in a lot better shape than I thought I was," joked Henry, 38, a retired infantry soldier and five-time Marine Corps Marathon finisher who previously completed the marathon while a member of the Army's running team.
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By Zachary D. Spilman | March 31, 2014
Two high profile military sexual assault cases ended with big losses for the prosecution last month. At Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair pleaded guilty to reduced charges and received a light sentence of a written reprimand and a fine. At the Naval Academy in Maryland, Midshipman Joshua Tate was found not guilty of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female classmate. General Sinclair engaged in a lengthy affair with a subordinate who accused him of threatening her and forcing her to engage in sex acts, but who herself faced the possibility of disciplinary action for their inappropriate relationship.
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By Andy Friedlander, For The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
For Steven Rhodes, any game is a big game. After all, the Middle Tennessee defensive end came close to sitting out the entire season. This one, though, beats them all. A matchup with Navy on Monday in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth makes the former Marine sergeant's eyes open wide with anticipation. "It's a privilege and an honor to play in the Armed Forces Bowl, especially playing against the Navy," Rhodes said at Burleson Centennial High School, where his team is practicing.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
After five years in the nation's capital, the Military Bowl is staking out a future in Annapolis, and city leaders are hoping to cash in on the cachet of hosting a nationally televised college football bowl game. With events including a flyover by a B-25 bomber and the landing of a parachute team at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, bowl organizers hope Friday's game between the University of Maryland and Marshall University (W.Va.) taps the military pride of Annapolis - home of the Naval Academy and plenty of Navy retirees.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2002
Robert R. Ayres Jr., whose World War II exploits as a Marine Corps dive-bomber pilot earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross for action against an enemy force of Japanese destroyers, died Saturday of heart failure at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. He was 82. Mr. Ayres was 22 when he dropped out of the University of Maryland in his junior year to enlist in the Marine Corps as an aviation cadet in the spring of 1941. Trained to fly SBD Douglas Dauntless dive bombers, Mr. Ayres was assigned to the Hawaiian Islands in 1942 and to Guadalcanal in 1943.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | October 19, 1993
There's good reason for the timing of the Westminster Road Runners Club's Baugher's 10K/20K.For starters, the races are held at the height of pumpkin and apple picking and Baugher's Orchard, the 1,200-acre Carroll County farm from which the 10 and 20Ks begin and finish, have enough of both to accommodate a field as large as the New York City Marathon.For another reason, the races are held a week before the Marine Corps Marathon.Says the club's Dave Herlocker: "One of the reasons we put the 20K in was that anyone doing Marine Corps could use it as a workout."
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - After declines in attendance at Washington's RFK Stadium over the past two years, Military Bowl officials say they hope to sell out this year's game between Maryland and Marshall at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Dec. 27. The first-ever bowl game at a service academy represents a fresh start for the bowl, which drew an announced 17,835 for last year's San Jose State-Bowling Green matchup at the 46,000-seat RFK...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
Raymond Joseph Peroutka Sr., who founded a janitorial supply business, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Nov. 17 of complications after heart surgery. A resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, he was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on South Glover Street, he was the son of Anthony Peroutka, a Federal Reserve Bank purchasing agent, and the former Josephine Hejl, a political leader in Baltimore's Bohemian community and an American Legion Auxiliary president. He attended St. Wenceslaus School and was a 1948 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he played varsity football.
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