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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.