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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | June 10, 2008
Lewis William Ruth, a retired insurance company claims manager who had served in both the Army and Marine Corps, died of lung cancer Friday at his Parkville home. He was 68. Mr. Ruth was born and raised in Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was a mortar man in the Marine Corps from 1959 to 1962, and then enlisted in the Army, where he served as a paratrooper from 1963 to 1966. For more than 20 years, he was a claims manager for the Traveler's Insurance Co., where he was working at the time of his death.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | December 25, 1994
The Marine Corps has deployed in Carroll County.On Nov. 10, the Carroll County Detachment of the Marine Corps League was granted its charter by the Department of Maryland Marine Corps League. The group had its first official meeting Dec. 7 at the Westminster American Legion Post on Green Street."We were lucky enough to get our charter on the Marine Corps' birthday," said Mike Owens, commandant of the Carroll County Detachment. "We started meeting hit or miss in April, trying to get people interested and seeing how many we had that wanted to be a part of the thing."
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1997
Marine Cpl. Andre D. Boone, who was shot to death at his family's Howard County home Friday, had a bright future in the Marine Corps and had recently earned a coveted post as a noncommissioned officer assigned to the White House.Boone's stepfather, James M. Harding Jr., 39, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after the shooting, which took place in Harding's home on Goodin Circle in Columbia.It was Howard's first homicide this year, county police said.Harding is a former Maryland state trooper who was "found to have violated administrative policies and state criminal laws" and was fired in June 1994 after 18 months on the job, said Capt.
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February 7, 1991
Legislator called upThree weeks of lobbying to be called to active duty with the Marines finally paid off for Delegate John C. Astle, D-Anne Arundel.The 47-year-old legislator's call-up notice arrived Tuesday. A Marine Corps Reserve colonel, he was shot down twice and wounded twice while flying helicopters in Vietnam and has been lobbying the Pentagon to be called up ever since the Persian Gulf war started. He will be the first Maryland legislator called for active duty since the war began.
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September 15, 1996
Hundreds of people gathered at the Baltimore National Cemetery yesterday to dedicate four headstones to Marines who died in World War II.The Maryland chapter of the 1st Marine Corps Division Association held the ceremony to honor four of the six Marine divisions that fought during the war.The other two divisions -- the 1st and the 4th -- dedicated similar headstones at the cemetery in previous years."
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March 15, 1992
* Jean K. Snyder, daughter of Lawrence and Emma Snyder of Westminster, recently enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve's Delayed Training Program and will report for basic training June 19.The Westminster High School senior will take basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She has chosen the position of medical non-commissioned officer as her military occupational specialty and will be assigned to the 2290 Hospital.* Marine Pvt. Neil J. Elin, son of Marilyn A. Rooze of Mount Airy, has completed recruit training.
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January 18, 1991
A Marine reserve company from Baltimore will report for active duty tomorrow as part of the latest call-up of more than 2,000 Marine reservists nationally.The Marine Corps announced yesterday that the Headquarters and Service Company of the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion would be activated. The company includes 110 to 135 Marines, said Capt. Matt Crotty, an inspector-instructor at the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in Baltimore.The battalion's mission is to lay mines and obstacles or to clear those laid by the enemy.
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April 7, 1998
Marine Lance Cpl. David P. Bassler recently received a Meritorious Mast for outstanding service while assigned with Marine Corps Security Force Company.He received the award from his commanding officer for superior individual performance. The award is issued as a bulletin published throughout the command, and a copy is entered into his permanent record.He is the son of Steven and Lois Bassler of Taneytown and joined the Marine Corps in November 1996.FiresUnion Bridge: Firefighters responded at 5: 54 p.m. Sunday to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 400 block of McKinstrys Mill Road.
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April 27, 1995
Marine Capt. Robert D. Clark recently deployed with the Marine Corps' Second Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion to Fort Benning, Ga., for a three-month training exercise.The annual gunnery exercise involves light armored vehicles equipped with 25 mm machine guns. Marines will use the Fort Benning firing ranges to practice shooting at moving targets while maneuvering in the field.The Marines also will participate in small arms training and team operation.Captain Clark is the son of James P. and Joyce L. Clark of Berrett.
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May 19, 1991
* Marine Lance Cpl. Tammy S. Woehler, daughter of David W. and Sara V. Reed of Hampstead, recently reported for duty with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.A 1982 graduate of North Carroll High School, she joined the Marine Corps inFebruary 1985.* Navy Chief Petty Officer Carey D. Strawbridge, whose wife, Sonia, is the daughter of Anita L. Mobley of Sykesville, recently returned from deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Storm while serving aboard the guided missile cruiser, USS San Jacinto, homeported in Norfolk, Va.Operation Desert Storm was the largest deployment of U.S. military forces since Vietnam.
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