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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
An announced crowd of 20,335 attended the open training camp practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. That was 11 more fans in attendance than last Saturday night's practice at M&T Bank Stadium. Afterward, Ravens coach John Harbaugh called holding an open practice in Annapolis a "grand slam. " “This is a beautiful stadium. It's a beautiful town,” he said. “It's just great to be here. It's a lot of fun.” Harbaugh said owner Steve Bisciotti, who grew up and went to high school in nearby Severna Park, first broached the idea of hosting an open training camp practice in Annapolis "as long as a year ago. " The atmosphere Sunday had a game-day feel with the marching band pumping out tunes, Ravens cheerleaders welcoming in fans, and stadium concession stands whipping up cotton candy and funnel cakes.
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SPORTS
By Rich Scherr, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
With the top seed in the Major League Lacrosse playoffs on the line, the Chesapeake Bayhawks came out firing Saturday night against the Denver Outlaws, scoring on each of their first three shots and building an early five-point lead. Over the final three quarters, however, it was their inability to stop the Outlaws on defense that ultimately cost the Bayhawks in a 15-13 loss before an announced 10,420 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. After building a 7-2 lead, Chesapeake didn't score for more than 21 minutes.
FEATURES
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
A year ago today, my husband left for Afghanistan -- or at least the first leg of his long journey there to begin his deployment with the Marine Corps. He's been home for five months now, and I'm feeling reflective about what the past 12 months have taught me. I was thinking this would end up being a list of the lessons learned from that time in our lives, and the time since. But it all kept coming back around to this: Take nothing for granted. We are the lucky ones, to all be home and healthy and happy.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort. But the worst of it, Howard "Chappie" Williams says, came when training was over. It was the height of World War II, and these first black Marines were kept from the fight. "A lot of good talent was lost as a result of that," said Williams, who drove a truck in an ammunition company during the war. "A lot of men's lives could have been saved had it not been for the warped concept that America had at that time.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2012
Less than a year after realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a Marine, Pvt. Anthony W. Romano-Caruso was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his Fort Meade barracks room on Wednesday. Rita Romano-Caruso said two Marines arrived at her front door in Burlington, N.C., on Thursday night to tell her that her 19-year-old son had died, but they didn't know why. "I am not sure exactly what happened," she said Friday. "It is bad to sit here in limbo, to not know what's going on. It's bad. ... "Everybody is still in shock.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the cause of a Marine's death in his Fort Meade barracks room Wednesday afternoon. Emergency medical teams that responded to the call pronounced him dead at the scene. The name of the Marine, who was assigned to the Marine Corps student training detachment, is being withheld pending next of kin notification. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
FEATURES
Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2012
The Marine Corps Mamas met while training for the 1990 and 1991 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington. More than 20 years later, they still gather every Saturday morning for a 5- to 7-mile walk and potluck breakfast. Rain or shine, the group has set out on a journey from Grace Cunningham's house in Timonium every week for about 12 years. "In the years we have been together, one friend moved away, two others have joined us," Cunningham said in an email. "Four of us lost our mothers, two of those four also lost fathers.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2012
In 26 years as a Marine, Sgt. Maj. Brian Taylor has lost several comrades. But he never forgot that "puny little squiggly kid" from West Baltimore who "just had all of this motivation and no direction. " Taylor had been a mentor to Sgt. Maurice Bease in the late 1990s, when they served together at a Marine Corps air station in San Diego. When he heard later that Bease died in the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, he was devastated. "He had so much left in him," Taylor, 47, who now works at a Marine recruiting station in Elkridge, remembers thinking at the time.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
William Brooke Tunstall, a retired AT&T executive who captained two championship Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams, died of a stroke March 30 at his Summit, N.J., home. He was 90 and had lived in Towson. Born in Norfolk, Va., and raised in Baltimore's Mount Washington, he became a water boy to the Mount Washington Club's lacrosse team. A 1940 Polytechnic Institute graduate, he played football, hockey and lacrosse at Union College. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and did pre-officer training at Cornell University, where he played lacrosse and was named First Team All American attackman.
EXPLORE
March 21, 2012
Jesse and Wilma Stilley, of Cove City, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tina Stilley, of New Bern, N.C., to Jeff Cliffe, of Edgewood, the son of Michael and Susan Cliffe, of Edgewood. The bride-to-be graduated from Appalachian State University and is employed by Comfort Keepers Home Health Agency. The prospeective groom graduated from theU.S. Naval Academyand VT86 Advanced Flight Training School. He is employed by theU.S. Marine Corps. A wedding is planned for April 28 at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Middle Street in New Bern, N.C.
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