September 3, 2012
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater is to be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks of Edgewater was among seven Americans and four Afghans killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan, during a firefight with insurgents last month. The Aug.16 incident was one of the deadliest air disasters in the nearly 11-year-old war. The Taliban claimed responsibility for shooting down the helicopter.
March 20, 2012
Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, 48, was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Marchanti, a 25-year member of the Maryland National Guard, was one of two officers killed last month in Afghanistan. Violence erupted in Kabul, where Marchanti was stationed, when it was revealed that copies of the Quran had been burned at a NATO base in Bagram. The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the deaths were punishment for burning the Muslim holy book. Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered U.S. and Maryland flags flown at half-staff Tuesday in Marchanti's memory.
January 17, 2012
Mourners of Airman 1st Class Matthew Ryan Seidler said the Westminster man had followed his dream of serving his country, found a band of brothers in the Air Force and died protecting his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. "When we talked to him New Year's Day, it was the happiest that he had ever been in his life," his father, Marc Seidler, told the more than 500 mourners who filled the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home Tuesday in Pikesville. "He loved the Air Force. " Matthew Seidler, an explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, was killed Jan. 5 by a bomb in Helmand province.
July 23, 2009
On July 18, 2009. Theresa V. Fenwick On Friday friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore National Pike from 4:00 to 8:00PM. On Saturday, Mrs. Fenwick will lie instate at St. Peter Claver, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30AM with services to follow. Interment at Baltimore National Cemetery on Monday, July 27 at 1 PM. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
June 21, 2009
Edgar Franklin Kessler, III, Buried at Houston's V.A. National Cemetery. www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
May 24, 2009
Memorial Day Parade at Gettysburg Where: : The parade will begin at Lefever Street and head northeast to Middle Street, turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers' National Cemetery. When: : 2 p.m. Monday. A service at Gettysburg National Cemetery will follow. What: : The 142nd annual Memorial Day Parade, the nation's oldest. Soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan will be among the guests. How much: : Free. What's nearby: : The David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square, is a new museum in downtown Gettysburg and where Abraham Lincoln worked out the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address.