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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of Thomas Carter and Louise Carrau Carter. He earned a bachelor's degree at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga, where he enlisted in Reserve Officers Training Corps. He began his military service as a lieutenant and was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of Thomas Carter and Louise Carrau Carter. He earned a bachelor's degree at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga, where he enlisted in Reserve Officers Training Corps. He began his military service as a lieutenant and was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii.
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August 27, 1991
The following residents of Anne Arundel County, now serving with theU.S. Military, have been honored for their achievements:* Sgt. Wayne L. Turpin has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.Turpin is a cannon crewman at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He is the son of Linda L. and Wayne F. Turpin of Glen Burnie.The sergeant is a 1985 graduate of Andover High School.* Airman 1st Class Michael A. Peterson has been decorated with the Air Force Achievement Medal.The medal is awarded to airmen for meritorious acts of courage, or other outstanding accomplishments.
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August 28, 1991
The following residents of Anne Arundel County have been honored fortheir achievements:* Sgt. Wayne L. Turpin has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.Turpin is a cannon crewman at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He is the son of Linda L. and Wayne F. Turpin of Glen Burnie.The sergeant is a 1985 graduate of Andover High School.* Airman 1st Class Michael A. Peterson has been decorated with the Air Force Achievement Medal.An apprentice radio communications analysis specialist, the airman is stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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By Jacques Kelly | June 20, 2008
Lois Ruth Knock, a retired nurse who enjoyed painting in oils, died of cancer June 13 at the Augsburg Lutheran Home. She was 85 and had lived in Reisterstown. Born Lois Ruth Krug in Wilkinsburg, Pa. she attended St. Margaret's Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh. A registered nurse, she joined the Army Nursing Corps in 1945 and served at Fort Belvoir, Va., Fort Meade and at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii. She moved to Reisterstown in 1977, where she entertained family and friends with her cooking.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | May 29, 2009
Blanche D. Hanson, a retired registered nurse and World War II veteran, died of complications from multiple sclerosis May 21 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 86. Blanche Dorfler, a daughter of a carpenter and a nurse, was born and raised in Towson. After graduating from Towson High School, she earned a nursing degree from the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and in early 1945, she joined 700 other nurses traveling aboard the SS Marigold, an Army Transport Service hospital ship, to Pearl Harbor.
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By Jacques Kelly | November 17, 2009
Charlotte R. Burmeister, a World War II veteran and retired rehabilitation nurse, died of pneumonia complications Nov. 9 at St. Agnes Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Ashland, Pa., she attended Simmons College and was a 1941 graduate of Boston Children's Hospital School of Nursing. She was then a staff nurse for the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia and entered military service in the Army Nurse Corps. She was sworn in by her father, a World War I veteran.
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By New York Times News Service | December 20, 2007
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has approved what officials are describing as the most significant realignment of the Army since World War II, signing off on a plan that will keep more troops than previously envisioned in Europe and add large numbers of soldiers to posts in Colorado, Georgia and Texas, Army officials said yesterday. The basing plan is the final step in a detailed program for deciding where a larger Army will live and train in the years ahead, as it grows by 65,000 active-duty soldiers.
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July 16, 2005
KENNETH G. RUNGE of Dover, died at home Thursday, July 14, 2005 after a long illness. He was 79. Mr. Runge was born March 4, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late John G. Runge and Josephine Klein Runge. He attended Baltimore County Schools. He was three times a soldier, his first stint in the Army came when he was 15 years and 1 month old. He served as a cannoneer for B Battery, 8th Field Artillery he later transferred to B Battery 89th Field Artillery Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | April 1, 1995
With the final notes of the "Army Song," the First U.S. Army Band fell silent yesterday, inactivated after 133 years.formation. As the bands passed each other, the Aberdeen group took up the music as the Fort Meade band fell silent."
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