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By ELLIE BAUBLITZ and ELLIE BAUBLITZ,SUN REPORTER | August 13, 2006
Half a century ago, U.S. Army veteran Ralph Denton Sr. of Street was badly wounded in Korea and was awarded a Purple Heart. He served in Vietnam, but Denton, now 74, never got all of his medals. That was rectified Tuesday, when Denton and his wife, Nancy, traveled to Westminster where Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-6th, who often helps veterans get lost medals, presented him with four medals he earned in Vietnam, but had never received. While in Vietnam, where his unit provided support to a Marine force, Denton earned: The Army Commendation Medal.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 30, 2009
James P. "JP" Libertini Sr., a decorated World War II veteran and Small Business Administration official who earlier had owned a construction company, died of a heart attack Aug. 15 at the Charlestown retirement community. The former Elkridge resident was 86. Born in Baltimore, the son of Italian immigrant parents, Mr. Libertini was raised at Eden and Preston streets. He was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1944 from the Johns Hopkins University, where he had been a member of the ROTC.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,sun reporter | May 20, 2007
An infantryman from Baltimore was killed in Iraq on Thursday -- just a month after he was deployed to the country, the Defense Department announced yesterday. Pfc. Jonathan V. Hamm, 20, was at a forward base in Baghdad when he was struck by "indirect enemy fire," according to the department. The soldier is not related to Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm, a department spokesman said. Joseph Piek, an Army spokesman at Fort Lewis, Wash., said he was likely hit by mortar fire or an artillery round.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
James B. Foster, a decorated career Army officer who fought in World War II and Korea, where he survived the storied Battle of Chosin Reservoir, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Oxford home. He was 90. Colonel Foster was born in Baltimore and was raised in Forest Park and Walbrook. After graduating from City College in 1937, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marine engineering in 1941. He was then commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers.
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November 24, 2002
Lennel K. Johnson, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant and recruiter, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at the Loch Raven Veterans Rehabilitation Center. The Ingleside resident was 70. Born in Baltimore and raised on North Mount Street, he was a 1950 Frederick Douglass High School graduate. As a young man, he worked as a grocery store clerk. Known as Sarge, he served in the Marine Corps for 20 years. He first enlisted in 1951 and was sent to Korea. He left military service in 1955 and became a postal worker and Harbor Tunnel traffic monitor before re-enlisting in 1958.
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October 20, 2002
Russell Harr, a retired Pepsi-Cola merchandising manager who served in the Army and Marine Corps, died of cancer Monday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 72. Mr. Harr, a longtime Essex resident who moved to Crofton in 1997, was born in Woodman, Ky. He was raised in Rarden, Ohio, where he attended public schools. He worked as a farmhand before enlisting in the Army in 1947. He served in Korea as a military policeman before being discharged in 1950 with the rank of corporal. His decorations included the Army of Occupation Medal and Korean Service Medal with bronze service stars.
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May 12, 2002
Paul Scott French, 80, FAA employee, ex-Marine Paul Scott French, a former U.S. Marines captain and Federal Aviation Administration employee, died Monday at the St. Agnes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. He was 80 and lived in Catonsville. He died a day before his 23rd wedding anniversary while sitting in his favorite chair reading the Bible, said his wife, Edna Katherine Harney French. "He passed so peacefully, doing his favorite thing," she said. Mr. French was born in Pulteney, N.Y., and was raised on a farm.
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By Tyeesha Dixon | August 25, 2008
Bernard "Butch" Edgar Stickell Jr., a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart, died of heart failure Aug. 17 at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. The Pasadena resident was 60. After graduating from Glen Burnie High School, Mr. Stickell served in the Army as a combat medic, achieving the rank of specialist fifth class. In addition to the Purple Heart, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1999
James Edward Britton Sr., a retired Baltimore Fire Department lieutenant, died Monday of heart failure at his Edmondson Village home. He was 65.One of the city's first African-American firefighters, he helped found the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters in 1968. In 1964, he was given a commendation by Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin for saving two people trapped in a burning building in West Baltimore.Mr. Britton joined the Fire Department in 1956 and was assigned to Engine 18, a firehouse on North Avenue at Ellamont Street, where he drove a hook-and-ladder truck.
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April 5, 2003
Raymond Powell, a retired General Motors Corp. assembly-line worker and a longtime volunteer for the homeless, died of lung cancer Wednesday at Harbor Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 74. Born in Collins, Ga., Mr. Powell was one of 11 children. When he was 18, he moved to Baltimore and worked as a construction worker for Welsh Construction. He was later promoted to supervisor. During the Korean War, he served from 1950 to 1951 in the Army with the 62nd Engineering Construction Battalion and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant.
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By Tyeesha Dixon | August 25, 2008
Bernard "Butch" Edgar Stickell Jr., a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart, died of heart failure Aug. 17 at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. The Pasadena resident was 60. After graduating from Glen Burnie High School, Mr. Stickell served in the Army as a combat medic, achieving the rank of specialist fifth class. In addition to the Purple Heart, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
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By Jacques Kelly | August 2, 2008
Solomon Harp III, the retired chief of operations at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and a decorated Air Force colonel, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Manor Care nursing home in Silver Spring. The Columbia resident was 78. Born in Pottsville, Pa., he moved to Baltimore as a child with his parents. He attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and was a 1948 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He earned a biology degree from Lincoln University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 2, 2008
Raymond A. Allen III, a computer analyst and consultant who was also a Vietnam War veteran, died of cancer Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Jacksonville resident was 64. Mr. Allen was born in Neptune, N.J., and raised in Bernardston, Mass. He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University at State College in 1969. In 1974, he earned a master's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1964, Mr. Allen enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam as a forward observer and later as commander of a field artillery unit.
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August 26, 2007
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican representing the sixth district, presented medals to two veterans who had not received them at the time of their military service. The medals were presented at his Westminster office Thursday. John P. Micucci, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Bronze Star attachment (double), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960), Expert Badge and Grenade Bar and Sharpshooter Badge and Rifle Bar. He served in Vietnam with the Army's 25th Aviation Unit from Feb. 11, 1971, to June 19, 1972.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,sun reporter | May 20, 2007
An infantryman from Baltimore was killed in Iraq on Thursday -- just a month after he was deployed to the country, the Defense Department announced yesterday. Pfc. Jonathan V. Hamm, 20, was at a forward base in Baghdad when he was struck by "indirect enemy fire," according to the department. The soldier is not related to Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm, a department spokesman said. Joseph Piek, an Army spokesman at Fort Lewis, Wash., said he was likely hit by mortar fire or an artillery round.
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By ELLIE BAUBLITZ and ELLIE BAUBLITZ,SUN REPORTER | August 13, 2006
Half a century ago, U.S. Army veteran Ralph Denton Sr. of Street was badly wounded in Korea and was awarded a Purple Heart. He served in Vietnam, but Denton, now 74, never got all of his medals. That was rectified Tuesday, when Denton and his wife, Nancy, traveled to Westminster where Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-6th, who often helps veterans get lost medals, presented him with four medals he earned in Vietnam, but had never received. While in Vietnam, where his unit provided support to a Marine force, Denton earned: The Army Commendation Medal.
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February 17, 2005
Paul A. Mauro, a National Security Agency security officer and Vietnam veteran, died Friday of a brain aneurysm at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 56. Mr. Mauro was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and in 1967 enlisted in the Army. He served two tours in Vietnam as a member of an engineering unit. "He saw plenty of combat while in the Central Highlands and was exposed to Agent Orange when his unit was doing land clearing. They were sprayed directly but told it wasn't harmful," said his wife of 12 years, the former Karen Sue Elliott.
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January 11, 2005
Lt. Col. Grayson C. Woodbury, a retired career Army officer and educator, died of cancer Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 72. Colonel Woodbury was born at Fort Hayes, Ohio, the son of a career Army officer, and raised in Havre de Grace. After graduating in 1949 from Havre de Grace High School, he followed in his father's footsteps by attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduating in 1954. "After serving at the Pentagon in the late 1950s, he was sent to Vietnam because he was fluent in French," said a nephew, Scott Holley of Whiteford.
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By JONI GUHNE and JONI GUHNE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 2, 2006
Maurice Downing Meyers hasn't been around as long as the community of Severna Park, but he nearly has. So it seemed only fitting to organizers of Severna Park's centennial celebration to tap Meyers, a 97-year-old veteran and longtime area resident, to be the grand marshal of its Fourth of July parade and festival. "We're very fortunate with our grand marshal, whose family roots go back many, many years in the area," said parade chairman Ted Mathison, a resident of Shipley's Choice since 1979.
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February 17, 2005
Paul A. Mauro, a National Security Agency security officer and Vietnam veteran, died Friday of a brain aneurysm at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 56. Mr. Mauro was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and in 1967 enlisted in the Army. He served two tours in Vietnam as a member of an engineering unit. "He saw plenty of combat while in the Central Highlands and was exposed to Agent Orange when his unit was doing land clearing. They were sprayed directly but told it wasn't harmful," said his wife of 12 years, the former Karen Sue Elliott.
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