January 9, 2013
I have zero problem with Sgt. Jennifer Hunt's request to be in the infantry - or that of any woman for that matter ("Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat," Jan. 5). It should be required. This is the era of equal rights. I served in the infantry. It was taxing on the mind and body. Living in the brush for a month and seeing first hand the horrors of war isn't easy. I always wondered, when it came time for promotions, why a man who was on the front line would have to come back and answer to anyone (man or woman)
March 15, 2012
While I watched March Madness basketball action, a madness of a different sort played out near the farmland of Panjwai, Afghanistan ("Killings of 16 appall Afghans," March 12). According to news reports, 60-year-old Abdul Samad returned to his home on Saturday to find 11 of his relatives had been massacred, most killed with a single shot to the head, their bodies burned. Mr. Samad lost a wife, four daughters younger than 7, four sons, ages 8-12, and two relatives. AU.S. Army staff sergeant is in custody.
January 10, 2012
UPDATED - The Baltimore Ravens may have decided not to hold training camp in Westminster, but the team was in town this week to leave its mark on the Carroll County nevertheless. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, members of the Ravens' grounds crew visited the Best Western Hotel near McDaniel College to paint the team's logo on a hillside along Route 140. The crew was joined by Ravens front office staff, team mascot “Poe” and fans who came by to see the large logo take shape. The event to paint the town purple - literally - was in anticipation of the AFC divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans today, Sunday, Jan. 15, at M&T Bank Stadium.
October 10, 2011
Nicholas J. Passarella, a retired jeweler and World War II veteran who landed at Normandy on D-Day, died Sept. 28 of congestive heart failure at his daughter's Annapolis home. The former longtime Rodgers Forge resident, who moved to Annapolis four years ago, was 90. The son of Italian immigrants, Mr. Passarella was born in Baltimore and reared in Little Italy. He was a Patterson High School graduate. Before joining the Army in 1943, Mr. Passarella worked in a Baltimore war plant.
July 3, 2011
James Keefe Donahue, former president and CEO of Industrial Shows of America Inc. who also was producer of the International Auto Show and Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, died June 23 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Lutherville resident was 88. Mr. Donahue was born and raised in Arlington, Mass., and was a 1942 graduate of Belmont High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served with an infantry unit in Europe, receiving a battlefield commission. At the Battle of the Bulge, he established a roadblock that held off the advance of a German unit.
July 1, 2011
Stanley A. "Jimmy" Makowski, founder of National Press of Baltimore and a decorated World War II veteran, died June 21 of heart failure at his Perry Hall home. He was 93. Mr. Makowski, one of eight children, was born and raised in Canton. He was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute. Drafted in 1941, he was assigned to the 28th Infantry Division and landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944. After being wounded in the legs during the D-Day invasion, he was reassigned to division headquarters, where he was a supply clerk, and later an electrical technician in charge of a power plant and a demolition expert, said a son, Stephen Makowski of Perry Hall.