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By Alice Steinbach and Alice Steinbach,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 28, 1991
He has taken the long way home from Vietnam: For 23 years now -- through grueling pain, through 15 operations, through alcoholism, through suicidal despair, through profound physical diminution and emotional bitterness, through wrenching rejection from those whose country he served -- Lewis Puller Jr. has been trying to find his way back, trying to come home from the country where he lost half of his body and all of his life as he had lived it before the...
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1999
John Michael Lehane, a sailor, lawyer and proper Irishman who flew combat missions over Vietnam as a young Marine Corps pilot, was buried Saturday after dying of heart failure at the helm of his boat, Jay Bird, on the Chesapeake Bay. The Roland Park resident was 57.A lifelong Baltimorean, Mr. Lehane attended local Roman Catholic schools and George Washington University before joining the Marines and shipping out for Southeast Asia in 1966. Twice shot down, he suffered major injuries when he ejected from an F-4 Phantom in 1967 and received the Purple Heart.
NEWS
August 25, 1991
* Marine Pvt. Peter S. Jolles, son of Jeff M. and Gretchen P. Jollesof Union Bridge, recently graduated from a Marine Corps Basic CombatEngineer Course.During the course, conducted at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students studied the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units. Students also received instruction on the tools and procedures for building bridges, roads and field fortifications, use of demolitions, land-mine warfare and camouflage techniques.A 1990 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick County, he joined the Marine Corps in January 1991.
NEWS
By Boston Globe | May 2, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The colonel who steered the Marine Corps' war-fighting strategy away from frontal assaults and toward the speed and maneuvering that marked Operation Desert Storm has been forced into early retirement.Col. Mike Wiley, 51, was passed over for promotion to general on March 19. In the military, this means mandatory retirement. His dismissal takes effect in October.Some officers say they fear that the dismissal of Colonel Wiley may mean a reversion to old-fashioned thinking and could send a message to other young officers that innovative ideas do not promote careers.
NEWS
June 30, 1991
* Marine Lance Cpl. Anna M. Grabill, whose husband, Jason, is the son of Charles and Mary Grabill of Union Bridge, was commended while serving with the 2nd Marine Aircraft wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C.She was recognized for her outstanding performance ofduty, professionalism and overall dedication to the service. A 1983 graduate of Merced Union High School, Merced, Calif., Grabill joined the Marine Corps in May 1986.* Marine Pfc. William E. Wagner has been promoted to his present rank on graduation from recruit training Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.He received the early promotion for his superior performance during all phases of the 13-week training cycle, whichemphasized physical conditioning, self-discipline and teamwork.
NEWS
December 29, 1992
Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Gray of Manchester recently received a Meritorious Mast. This award is an official recognition from a Marine's commanding officer for superior individual performance.Corporal Gray was cited for outstanding service while assigned with Marine Wing Support Squadron-372, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.He is a graduate of North Carroll High School who joined the Marine Corps in December 1990.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | August 5, 1999
Rocky Gap Country Music FestivalFor three days of country music, family activities and arts and crafts, attend the 11th annual Rocky Gap Music Festival this weekend at Allegany College in Cumberland.Headlining the outdoor celebration tomorrow are Chely Wright and Kevin Sharpe. Sharing the stage Saturday are Deana Carter, Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie and Ty Herndon. And Sunday's lineup includes Bryan White, Trace Adkins, Sammy Kershaw and Ricochet. Regional singers and bands are also scheduled to perform each day.Gates open at noon, and music starts at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
NEWS
March 5, 2006
McGinnis assigned to aircraft carrier Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael J. McGinnis is in the middle of a deployment in support of the war on terrorism while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, based in Norfolk, Va. McGinnis' unit conducted more than 4,000 sorties and provided surveillance, reconnaissance and close air support to ground forces in Iraq. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group participated in maritime security operations and Operation Steel Curtain, which provided aerial support for U.S. Marine and Iraqi forces and prevented insurgents from entering Iraq through the Syrian border.
NEWS
November 11, 1990
Marine Pfc. Ronald M. Roman, son of Beverly and Ronald M. Roman Sr. of Jarrettsville, has completed the radio fundamentals course.During the course, conducted at Marine Corps Communicatons-Eletronics School. Twentynine Palms, Calif., Roman receibed instruction on the basic procedures for maintenance and repair of the radio epquipment used in the Marine Corps.He is a 1989 graduate of North Haford High School.ANDERSON COMPLETES SECURITY GUARD COURSEMarine Cpl. Bradlley W. Anderson, a 1988 graduate of North Harford High School, graduated from Marine Security Guard School, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.While attending the six-week course.
NEWS
September 12, 1990
*Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Robert T. Abel recently reported for duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.His wife, Vicki, is the daughter of Raymond E. and MaryAnn Spangler of Westminster.Abel is a 1980 graduate of Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove, Pa. He joined the Navy in August 1980.*Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Bosley, son of Alan L. and Darlene Bosley of Westminster, has been promoted to his present rank while serving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.A 1987 graduate of Westminster High School, he joined the Marine Corps in October 1988.
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