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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft, he was the son of Franklin Waters Trapnell, an attorney who became an Office of Strategic Services and Central Intelligence Agency officer. His mother was Emily Willson Rieman Smith, a homemaker and volunteer. According to an autobiographical sketch, he spent much of his youth in Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, after World War II during the military occupation.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft, he was the son of Franklin Waters Trapnell, an attorney who became an Office of Strategic Services and Central Intelligence Agency officer. His mother was Emily Willson Rieman Smith, a homemaker and volunteer. According to an autobiographical sketch, he spent much of his youth in Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, after World War II during the military occupation.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | July 16, 1997
The two stars reportedly hated each other during the filming, but Richard Gere and Debra Winger sure made convincing romance on screen in "An Officer and a Gentleman" (8: 05 p.m.-10: 50 p.m., TBS).Director Taylor Hackford's 1982 film follows Gere as he maneuvers his way through Naval Officer Candidate School, despite two strikes against him: his attitude (he's quite the operator) and his drill instructor (Louis Gossett Jr.), who's hardly his biggest fan.Gere has never been better; he and Winger generate plenty of heat (some of which will be toned down for commercial TV)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | September 23, 2007
At first glance, there is nothing particularly striking about the picture -- a static, studio-style portrait in black and white of an unidentified, boyishly young Army lieutenant smiling into the camera. But it appears under the opening title at the start of Ken Burns' latest PBS documentary, The War, and again as the final image of an elegiac montage on which the 14 1/2 -hour documentary ends. The bookend placement in the seven-part film suggests special importance, and that is indeed the case: The young officer is Robert Kyle Burns Jr., the filmmaker's father, shortly after he graduated from Baltimore's City College, and just before he headed off to Europe near the end of World War II. Looking for similarities between father and son, one first notices the elder's eyes and their wide-open sense of youthful promise captured on the eve of heading off to war. At the start of the film, they are just the eyes of the filmmaker's father.
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November 1, 1990
Retired Col. John P. Wisniewski, who served in the Army Corps of Engineers, died Saturday at Children's Hospital. He had been ill with meningitis.A Mass of Christian burial for Colonel Wisniewski, who was 75 and lived on Fleet Street, was offered yesterday at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church.He was born in Baltimore, graduated from Loyola High School and attended the Maryland Institute.Colonel Wisniewski was commissioned after completing officer-candidate school during World War II. During the war, he served in the China-Burma-India theater.
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December 3, 1992
Tepe commissioned Navy ensignNavy Ensign Patrick V. Tepe, son of James C. and Agnes J. Tepe of the Village of Kings Contrivance, was commissioned to his present rank after graduating from Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.During the course at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Ensign Tepe studied sea power, seamanship, navigation, aerodynamics, engineering, officer development, aviation physiology, swimming, land and sea...
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December 7, 2006
Edgar D. Rhodes, a retired federal employee and decorated Army officer who served in World War II and Korea, died of emphysema Monday at his Laurel home. He was 84. Mr. Rhodes was born and raised in Hamilton, Va. Drafted into the Army in 1944, he graduated from officer candidate school and became a munitions instructor at Camp Blanding, Fla. He also served in Japan with the Army's special forces. He remained in the reserves and was recalled to active duty in 1950 as a shipping officer in Korea.
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January 6, 1991
2nd Lt. John E. Mayer, son of Richard and Eleanor Mayer of Columbia,is deployed to the Middle East military forces participating in Operation Desert Shield.Mayer, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is a 1986 graduate of Oakland Mills High School.KING COMMISSIONED TO OCS IN NEWPORTEnsign Michael J. King, sonof Oliver King of Mount Airy, has been commissioned to his present rank upon graduation from Officer Candidate School.OCS, at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., is designed to prepare students to assume the duties and responsibilities of commissionedofficers.
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February 23, 1992
Navy Seaman Recruit David W. Thornton, son of Elizabeth A. Blout of Sykesville, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.Thornton joined the Navy in October 1991.SCARFE COMMISSIONED2nd Lt. Stephen C. Scarfe, son of Jean Goodling of Dayton, was commissioned to his present rank upon graduation from Officer CandidateSchool.Scarfe is a 1986 graduate of Glenelg High School and a 1990 graduate of Virginia Technical Institute.HOWARD GRAD IN MARINESMarine Pvt. Michael F. Gaither, son of Roderick and JoAnn Gaither of Columbia, completed recruit training in Parris Island, S.C.Gaither is a 1986 graduate of Howard High School.
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April 17, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for retired Army Lt. Col. Paul E. Waters, who taught at the Polytechnic Institute for 11 years, will be offered at 8 p.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Liberty Heights Avenue and Edgewood Road. Colonel Waters, who was 72 and lived on Stevenswood Road in Randallstown, died Friday of emphysema at the Baltimore County General Hospital.He taught for a year at Garrison Junior High School before transferring to Baltimore Polytechnic, where he taught history and French.
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May 19, 1991
Frank L. Kohlerman Jr., an electrical engineer for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. for 41 years and a military reservist until age 60, died May 3 at his home on Woodlawn Road in Roland Park from complications from arthritis. He was 77.Mr. Kohlerman directed BG&E's Intersystem Power Utilization Bureau, which coordinated the buying and selling of power among BG&E and other power systems in the Northeast.Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Forest Park High School in 1931 and received a degree in engineering in 1935 from the Johns Hopkins University.
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