December 7, 2007
Today at noon, the old vets will lay a wreath in Annapolis in remembrance of Pearl Harbor. They'll read the names of comrades who survived the attack 66 years ago, but not the ever quickening march of time since last they gathered. At 15, the number of Pearl Harbor survivors in the state who have died in the past year might well exceed the number able to attend the ceremony. So it goes these days, as the World War II generation ages and exits, taking with it a direct link to an era that grows even more distant with their passing.
November 19, 2007
Nov. 19 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
June 7, 2007
On June 2, 2007, JOHN V. HARDY. He is survived by one daughter, granddaughter, brother, sister and 34 nieces and nephews. Mr. Hardy retired from Amtrack and was a Vetinam Veteran. Services will be at National Cemetery, Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD, on June 14, 2007 at 11 A.M.
July 8, 2006
LOUIS DEFILIPPO, 91, former Baltimore barber and flea marketer, on June 30, 2006, husband of Yolanda Cozzi; brother of Emelio, John, Joe, Magdeline and the late Gilda. Burial was in National Cemetery of Alleghenies. Sollon Funeral Home, Canonsburg, PA. www.sollon.com.
May 21, 2006
On Friday, May 12, 2006, CLAYTON N. GOMPF, COL., USA (RET) of Fort Belvoir, VA. Beloved husband of Florine A. Gompf; father of Gail Ann Gompf, Alexandria, VA and Clayton N. Jr. (Janet), Findley, OH; brother of Leslie A. Gompf, Greer, SC. Friends may call on Thursday, May 25 from 6 to 9 P.M. at MONEY AND KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA. Services will be held on Friday, May 26, 2 P.M. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, Mc Lean, VA 22101. Interment Monday, July 10, 3 P.M. at Arlington National Cemetery (Meet at Administration Building at 2:30 P.M.)
November 17, 2005
On November 12, 2005, JOSEPH E., Ret. US Army E-7, beloved husband of the late Mary Schmidt, devoted father of Steven Schmidt and Nadine Brunner, loving grandfather of David De Falco and Alaina Brunner. Also survived by brothers and sisters in Buffalo NY. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Charles S. Zeiler & Son Inc., 6224 Eastern Avenue (at Folcroft Street) on Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., with a Christian Wake service on Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment will be held Monday, November 28, 2005 in Arlington National Cemetery (To meet at Administration Building by 10:30 A.M.)
September 23, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and the chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee said yesterday that they would push for legislation to close a loophole in a federal law that allowed the killer of a Hagerstown couple to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Mikulski, a Baltimore Democrat, and Republican Sen. Larry E. Craig of Idaho want to amend a 1997 law that was aimed at preventing veterans convicted of serious crimes from being interred at military cemeteries. Craig also said he was introducing a measure that would require the remains of Russell Wayne Wagner to be removed from the Virginia cemetery, site of the grave of former President John F. Kennedy and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
June 22, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. - Sgt. 1st Class Neil Armstrong Prince possessed the skills to someday lead his convoy in Iraq, his former sergeant said yesterday. "I could put him in charge of anything and he could handle the mission," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dwight Morrisey, Prince's former first sergeant at Fort Hood, Texas. "I wouldn't be surprised if he was actually in charge of that convoy someday." But that day will not come. Prince, 35, a native of Jamaica who grew up in Baltimore, was buried yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery, 11 days after being killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.