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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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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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September 27, 1995
Lucille R. Kuhn, a retired captain who pioneered the role of female officers in the Navy, died Friday in a traffic accident in Newport News, Va. She was 68.Captain Kuhn enlisted in the Navy in 1949 and retired in 1985.She was the first female director of the officer candidate school in Newport, R.I., the first to command the Combined Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Fla., and the first to serve as deputy commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.Her service awards included the Legion of Merit with gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star and the National Defense Medal with bronze star.
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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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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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April 17, 1991
Retired Army Lt. Col. Paul E. Waters, who taught at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for 11 years, died Friday of emphysema at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was 72 and lived on Stevenswood Road in Randallstown.A mass of Christian burial for Colonel Waters was being offered today at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Liberty Heights Avenue and Edgewood Road.He retired from the Army in 1968 after a career that included graduation from Officer Candidate School and service in Europe during World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
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December 20, 1995
Maj. Donald M. Graf Jr. of Westminster recently assumed command of the 2nd Battalion, 110th Field Artillery, Maryland Army National Guard, in charge of command ceremonies at the Pikesville Military Reservation.He succeeds Lt. Col. Ralph D. Holweck.Major Graf's responsibilities include command and control of the battalion, which has firing batteries in Westminster, Greenbelt and Pikesville, in direct support of the 3rd Brigade of the 29th Infantry Division (light).Major Graf, a resident of Westminster, entered military service in as an enlisted man in the 1st Battalion of the 175th Infantry.
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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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