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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
A soldier assigned to Fort Meade died on Tuesday in Afghanistan in a non-combat incident, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. The Pentagon said Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Ga., died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan after an undescribed incident in Qaraghahi, Afghanistan. She was assigned at Fort Meade to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade. The incident that led to Clayton's death is under investigation, the Pentagon said. "Our condolences go out to her loved ones and to the 55th," Col. Edward C. Rothstein wrote on Fort Meade's official Facebook page.
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January 17, 2014
In the near future I am moving to Maryland. I wish I could say I was happy about this prospect and the adventure of living in a new place, but I'm not. What concerns me is that I am assumed to be a criminal by the state of Maryland. You see, I am one of those crazy gun owners ( "Maryland gun law improves safety," Jan. 14). I own handguns that have standard capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds. I own shotguns. I own rifles. I also have a concealed handgun licenses from three states and can carry concealed legally in approximately 42 states.
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May 24, 2011
This is in regard to H.L. Goldstein's assertion, in a letter to the editor published on May 18 in the Towson Times ("America should not feel morally righteous in bin Laden's death"), that the killing of Osama Bin Laden was murder. Mr. Goldstein is simply wrong. Murder is an unlawful malicious killing. Bin Laden was the leader of enemy forces waging war on the United States. He was quite clear about that, even if some Americans are reluctant to view the conflict in those terms.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
In two short weeks, Charles Edward Ridgley Jr., would have been home from Afghanistan, preparing to see his daughter walk across her high school graduation stage. Instead, his family is readying itself for a final goodbye to the fallen Army captain, who was killed by a suicide bomber over the weekend in his first overseas assignment. Media reports say the Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack Saturday that killed Captain Ridgley and four others. A statement from Fort Richardson says a suicide bomber dressed as a soldier infiltrated the base in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
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By David Lamb and David Lamb,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 25, 2002
BEDFORD, Va. - When researcher Carol Tuckwiller called the Army's grave registration unit at Fort Lee, Va., to request help identifying every fatality in the D-Day invasion, a skeptical sergeant told her: "There's no single source for this. No one's ever put a list together. It can't be done." "I told him that's precisely why we were doing it - because it hadn't been done," Tuckwiller recalled the other day as she sat at her computer in the office of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation located in this country town midway between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
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By New York Times News Service | October 30, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The missing U.S. soldier kidnapped by gunmen outside the heavily protected Green Zone last week was secretly married to an Iraqi woman and had been visiting her at the time of the abduction, people who identified themselves as his in-laws said yesterday. These people, who provided the first vivid account of the abduction, said the kidnappers were members of the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia, who dragged the soldier into a car at gunpoint. His whereabouts and condition remain unknown.
EXPLORE
September 16, 2013
Sgt. Bruce Alan Reid of Joppa has been chosen by Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union as its honoree in this year's "Spotlight a Soldier" program. Each year, the credit union invites members to submit essay nominations of local military service men or women to be honored. The promotion is launched annually in May, which is Military Appreciation Month. Reid was chosen by a panel of APGFCU judges who reviewed this year's submissions and selected him as the honoree. Since Sgt. Reid is serving his second deployment to Afghanistan, his father, Thomas Reid, accepted the $500 award on his son's behalf.
NEWS
November 27, 2009
Pfc. Christopher Pfeiffer, 20, a Westminster soldier accused of deserting his Army unit, is slowly making his way home after paperwork problems threatened to strand him in Kuwait a second time. Pfeiffer's superiors notified him last week that he might be discharged from the Army. They said he failed to return to his unit after coming home over the summer on authorized leave to take care of his sick wife and newborn daughter. Pfeiffer's family said he did everything he could to contact his chain of command and either further extend his leave or make travel arrangements back to Afghanistan.
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | December 22, 2009
A soldier on leave from Afghanistan was shot and killed in Baltimore while on the way back from a grocery store Sunday, according to police. Clifford Jamar Williams, 22, a private stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., was driving alone when a gunman approached his vehicle and fired several rounds into the driver's side of his 2004 Acura SUV, according to Anthony Guglielmi, the Police Department's chief spokesman. Police had no suspects or a motive in the shooting. Williams enlisted in the Army in February 2008 and was deployed in April to Afghanistan, where he performed maintenance on planes, an Army spokesman told the Associated Press.
NEWS
By MADISON PARK | October 12, 2007
A soldier who was shot and wounded by an Aberdeen police officer last month has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, police said yesterday. Evan Chandler Parker, 20, of Fairport, N.Y., who was absent without leave when the shooting occurred, is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center. On Sept. 17, Parker held a gun and ignored an Aberdeen police officer's order to drop it at Ken's Motel in the 600 block of S. Philadelphia Road. When Parker waved the gun in a threatening manner, the officer fired several shots, Aberdeen police said.
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