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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF), the state's volunteer militia, is fighting for its life.Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd, adjutant general and commander of the state's Military Department, has ordered the Defense Force -- which has about 150 active members statewide -- to halt recruiting and activities aside from meetings at armories.He has appointed a committee of retired generals, including a former Defense Force commander, to make recommendations "as soon as possible" about whether the unit should be disbanded or reduced to a token cadre.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | October 1, 2005
The state spent more than $6,000 to fly a Louisiana parish president to Baltimore this week so he could attend a baseball game with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and meet with the head of the Maryland National Guard. Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and three aides arrived Tuesday night and were immediately taken from the airport to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was being honored. Ehrlich aides had planned for Broussard to go to the mound with Ehrlich to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, but his flight was delayed.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1995
When its moment came, the Maryland Defense Force seized it.Physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and a dentist from the state's volunteer militia joined their National Guard colleagues to minister to Baltimore's sick and homeless aboard the former hospital ship USS Sanctuary.Operation Guard Care, during two weeks in September, offered the first chance for the Defense Force to strut its stuff in public and the members responded well, said Col. George H. Greenstein, 74, a semiretired orthopedist who commands its recently created medical detachment.
NEWS
June 4, 2001
Herbert H. Butler, 94, veteran and executive Herbert H. Butler, a 32-year Army veteran and president of a Pennsylvania telephone company, died May 28 of renal failure at the home of a son in Woodbury, N.J. He was 94. Mr. Butler, a resident of the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville since the late 1970s, had formerly lived in Arlington, Va. Born in Ada, Ohio, he was raised in Miami, Fla. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1928 from Washington and...
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December 22, 1996
Lewis B. Hill Jr., 72, National Guard officerLewis B. Hill Jr., a long-standing officer in the Maryland Army National Guard and first commander of its revived Maryland Defense Force, died of a bacterial infection Dec. 10 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The Towson resident was 72.A decorated Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Hill joined the National Guard in 1946 and retired with the rank of colonel in 1978.When the defense force -- a descendant of the Baltimore militia that mobilized in 1814 to defend the city against British attack -- was reactivated in 1983 as the Maryland State Guard, Mr. Hill was asked to take charge of its operations.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | October 1, 2005
The state spent more than $6,000 to fly a Louisiana parish president to Baltimore this week so he could attend a baseball game with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and meet with the head of the Maryland National Guard. Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and three aides arrived Tuesday night and were immediately taken from the airport to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was being honored. Ehrlich aides had planned for Broussard to go to the mound with Ehrlich to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, but his flight was delayed.
NEWS
June 4, 2001
Herbert H. Butler, 94, veteran and executive Herbert H. Butler, a 32-year Army veteran and president of a Pennsylvania telephone company, died May 28 of renal failure at the home of a son in Woodbury, N.J. He was 94. Mr. Butler, a resident of the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville since the late 1970s, had formerly lived in Arlington, Va. Born in Ada, Ohio, he was raised in Miami, Fla. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1928 from Washington and...
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August 30, 2003
William H. Pindell Sr., a retired electrician and former Baltimore resident, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 23 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 74. Mr. Pindell, who was born and raised in Baltimore, served with the Maryland State Guard, now the Maryland Defense Force, during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, Mr. Pindell studied printing at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, graduating in 1948. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served aboard submarines until being discharged in 1950.
NEWS
April 12, 1992
Jack BarrashManaged bridal salonServices for Jack Barrash, a retired businessman and officer in the Maryland Defense Force, will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson Brothers funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.Mr. Barrash died Friday of natural causes at his Pikesville home. He was 82.He worked in the family business, Becky's Bridal Salon on South Broadway, for 70 years, retiring as the manager in 1988.Mr. Barrash recently was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Maryland Defense Force, a support unit for the Maryland National Guard based in Pikesville.
NEWS
February 22, 1993
Fort Washington man is killed in car accident on Route 29A Fort Washington man was killed yesterday morning when the car in which he was a passenger ran off Route 29 near the Frederick Road overpass and flipped over a guard rail.Cyreno Maurice Johnson, 41, of the 8300 block of Bella Vista Terrace, was killed in the 5:50 a.m. accident. The car, a Ford Probe driven by William Bell, 30, of Columbia, was southbound at the time of the accident.Mr. Bell was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
NEWS
December 22, 1996
Lewis B. Hill Jr., 72, National Guard officerLewis B. Hill Jr., a long-standing officer in the Maryland Army National Guard and first commander of its revived Maryland Defense Force, died of a bacterial infection Dec. 10 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The Towson resident was 72.A decorated Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Hill joined the National Guard in 1946 and retired with the rank of colonel in 1978.When the defense force -- a descendant of the Baltimore militia that mobilized in 1814 to defend the city against British attack -- was reactivated in 1983 as the Maryland State Guard, Mr. Hill was asked to take charge of its operations.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF), the state's volunteer militia, is fighting for its life.Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd, adjutant general and commander of the state's Military Department, has ordered the Defense Force -- which has about 150 active members statewide -- to halt recruiting and activities aside from meetings at armories.He has appointed a committee of retired generals, including a former Defense Force commander, to make recommendations "as soon as possible" about whether the unit should be disbanded or reduced to a token cadre.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1995
When its moment came, the Maryland Defense Force seized it.Physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and a dentist from the state's volunteer militia joined their National Guard colleagues to minister to Baltimore's sick and homeless aboard the former hospital ship USS Sanctuary.Operation Guard Care, during two weeks in September, offered the first chance for the Defense Force to strut its stuff in public and the members responded well, said Col. George H. Greenstein, 74, a semiretired orthopedist who commands its recently created medical detachment.
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July 28, 2011
Thursday concert courtesy Edmondson - Westview Recreation Council Thursday concerts at Westview Neighborhood Park, intersection of Chesworth and Gilston Park roads, 7 p.m. July 28: TNT Steel Drum Band Music from the Caribbean Sponsors: Duesenberg's Cafe & Grille, Del. Adrienne Jones, state Sen. Delores Kelley, Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk, Retirement & Investment Group, Westview Park...
NEWS
October 6, 2007
Howard H. Bosley, a retired Goodyear Tire manager who had been active in the Army Reserve, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at York Hospital in York, Pa. The former Owings Mills resident was 78. Born in Upperco, Mr. Bosley was a 1946 Towson High School graduate and earned a degree in agriculture and economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined the Army in 1952 and served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Engineer School. He remained active in the reserves for many years.
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