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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | May 24, 2008
Who is Walter Gray, and where is he? All that's known are his name and hometown, Baltimore, written on the back of a watercolor portrait of him as a young soldier during World War II. It was painted about 1944 in a hospital in New Guinea, where, presumably, Gray was recovering from battle wounds. Six decades later, Diane Pirzada is looking for him. Her search has unearthed three other Walter Grays in Maryland who served their country in that war - but not the one in the portrait. Pirzada, a 42-year-old mother of three in Lockwood, Calif.
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By Kate McKenna and Kate McKenna,States News Service | April 18, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Less than 48 hours after returning from the Persian Gulf, Army Sgt. Paulette McDuffie was flown to the nation's capital for an all-star welcome from Defense Secretary Richard Cheney, Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and various celebrities.McDuffie, a Baltimorean, was one of a few hundred members of the services picked at random to take part in Tuesday night's "Salute to the Men and Women of the Desert Storm Campaign" at the Washington Hilton."We're going to see the show and then head out on the town," said McDuffie, a personnel administrator and 1984 graduate of Baltimore's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF Special correspondent Jessica A. Lazar contributed to this article | December 10, 1998
JERUSALEM -- When Israeli television broadcast scenes of a Palestinian mob beating an Israeli soldier during a protest last week, Israelis saw their renowned fighting forces in a posture many had never seen before -- defenseless and cowering.In a country where military service is mandatory and young men vie for spots in elite combat units, many didn't like what they saw. They vented their anger and dismay at the 19-year-old soldier, Cpl. Asaf Miara, accusing him of cowardice and sullying the vaunted image of the Israel Defense Force.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN | July 23, 2006
A 22-year-old Army soldier from Southern Maryland died Friday in a U.S. military hospital in Germany - five days after being injured in the explosion of an improvised bomb in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced yesterday. Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace of Lexington Park was injured during combat operations in a Bradley fighting vehicle July 16 in Baghdad, according to the news release. He was transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where he died. Wallace was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
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May 5, 1995
The William Winchester Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will mark the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier tomorrow.First Lt. John Fowler, who fought in the Revolutionary War, is buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery, behind the Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St. At 10 a.m., the group will place a DAR plaque on his tombstone."That's one purpose of the DAR -- to find these Revolutionary War soldiers," said Janet Colburn, a William Winchester Chapter member.
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By Louise Roug and Louise Roug,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 25, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. and Iraqi troops aided by warplanes and unmanned drones fanned out in a Baghdad neighborhood yesterday in search of an American soldier believed to have been abducted the previous evening. The troops shut off roads and bridges, erected checkpoints, searched cars and went from house to house in the Karada neighborhood, U.S. military officials said. "It's pretty intense," said Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, a military spokesman. "Forces throughout Baghdad are working on it."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 20, 2004
About 500 motorcyclists are expected to ride through Cambridge tomorrow to raise money for the 8-year-old daughter of a soldier killed in Iraq. Adam's Ride will honor the memory of 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge. He was killed in January near Mosul when his helicopter crashed into the Tigris River as the crew was looking for people whose boat had capsized. The money raised will go to the Sydney Mooney Trust Fund to help his daughter, said Ryan Turner of Cambridge. Turner, who graduated with Mooney from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in 1993, and John Donohue, a former Marine and Desert Storm veteran, organized the fund-raiser.
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By Justin Fenton | April 11, 2007
An Aberdeen Proving Ground soldier convicted in February of stealing a car with the owner's 5-year-old son in the back seat was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison. Brandon Lee Taylor, 19, who was a private-in-training with the 143rd Ordnance Battalion, stole a car July 3 last year from a gas station in the 1700 block of Hanson Road in Edgewood and crashed into a utility pole. Prosecutors said Taylor was attempting to flee the state to avoid an overseas deployment. The owner of the vehicle jumped onto the side of the vehicle and was injured in the crash.
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By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | January 19, 2006
Michael J. McMullen, a Maryland Army National Guard truck driver who died Jan. 10 of wounds he suffered on Christmas Eve when two roadside bombs exploded in Iraq, has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry under fire while saving a fellow soldier. McMullen, who in civilian life was a firefighter and paramedic in the Salisbury Fire Department, also was awarded a Purple Heart and posthumously promoted to staff sergeant, according to a statement released yesterday by the Maryland National Guard.
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By New York Times News Service | October 13, 1994
JERUSALEM -- With a young man's life and the future of peace talks on the line, Israel and the new Palestinian self-rule authority were locked yesterday in their most severe crisis to date after the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Islamic radicals from the Hamas group.Tensions were greatly heightened yesterday after the kidnappers released a harrowing videotape in which the soldier, Cpl. Nahshon Waxman, said that he would be killed unless Israel met a Hamas demand for the release of more than 200 Palestinian prisoners.
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