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May 26, 2002
Army Sgt. Philip J. Svitak was 31 years old when he died March 4, killed in action in Afghanistan. He was one of seven Americans killed that day in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan when two U.S. helicopters carrying troops came under enemy fire. "Phil gave his life for his country," his brother-in-law, Sean Starmer, said at the funeral, according to an account in the Kansas City Star. "When one gives his life for his country, he should never be forgotten." Tomorrow, America observes Memorial Day, dedicated to remembering Svitak and all the others who have given their lives while serving their country.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2011
In life, Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski made his family proud by maintaining a sense of humility even while earning a distinguished record of service in the Marines. Now, in death, the fallen Marine has made his family even prouder. "He said that if he ever went, he wanted to go out in combat," said his mother, Alison, on Tuesday at the family home in Westminster. "And that's how he went. " Malachowski, 25, was killed in action Sunday in Afghanistan by a homemade bomb.
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December 24, 1990
Aug. 12, 1990Air Force -- Staff Sgt. John Campisi, 30, of Covina, Calif., struck by truck on dark runway in Saudi Arabia.Aug. 21, 1990Navy -- Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Daniel M. Jones, 19, of Wakefield, Mass., electric shock while performing routine maintenance aboard USS Antietam in Persian Gulf.Aug. 28, 1990Air Force -- 13 fatalities, C-5A Transport plane crashed on takeoff from Ramstein, Germany, en route to Saudi Arabia. Killed were:Maj. John M. Gordon, Spring, TexasMaj. Richard W. Chase, San Antonio, TexasMaj.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | September 13, 2009
It's said that the first step toward fixing a problem is recognizing you have one. So when the producers of the TV show "Making Over America" needed a subject for an August episode, they stumbled upon gold in LaShunda Rodgers, an Army staff sergeant and self-described "crazy person" based at Fort Meade. The cheerful Rodgers, who was getting ready to turn 30 this year, had a feeling her style of dress was less than appropriate for her status as a maturing single mother. The show "sent an e-mail to every female stationed at Fort Meade, asking us to describe our style problems, what was in our closets and other things," says Rodgers, an Iraq war veteran who teaches multimedia illustration on the base.
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September 6, 2005
On August 26, 2005 Staff Sgt. DAMION G. CAMPBELL; loving son of Donna Robinson and Yandell Campbell; devoted brother of Nicholas Buaku, Yandene, Racquel, and Paul Campbell; dearest grandson of Oswald Robinson and Olga Campbell. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Tuesday, after 9 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 5 until 7 P.M. Staff Sgt. Campbell will lie in state on Thursday, at the Power of Faith Evangelistic Church, 5242 Park Heights Avenue, at 10 A.M., followed by Funeral Services at 11 A.M. See www.marchfh.
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November 2, 2006
As of yesterday, at least 2,817 members of the U.S. military have died since March 2003. Identifications Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth, 20, Chelsea, Mich.; Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Elrod, 20, Salisbury, N.C.; and Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian, 22, Lathrup Village, Mich.; killed Oct. 21 in combat in Anbar province; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, N.C. Staff Sgt. Patrick O. Barlow, 42, Greensboro, N.C.; died Oct. 18 in San Antonio of a noncombat-related medical condition; assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
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September 7, 2005
On September 2, 2005, BRANDON P.; beloved brother of Mishelle L. Musika, Nicolle R. and Kirk C. Kemmerzell. Also survived by two nieces, three nephews and a host of friends who loved and cared about him. A Memorial service will be held at the E. Lassahn Funeral Home (Kingsville), 11750 Belair Road on Wednesday 7 P.M. Interment private.2005 Staff Sgt. DAMION G. CAMPBELL; loving son of Donna Robinson and Yandell Campbell; devoted brother of Nicholas Buaku, Yandene, Racquel, and Paul Campbell; dearest grandson of Oswald Robinson and Olga Campbell.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1996
An Army judge yesterday rejected requests for a gag order on senior military officials in the criminal cases of two men charged with sexual misconduct at Aberdeen Proving Ground.Lawyers for Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson and Staff Sgt. Nathanael C. Beach argued that comments made by high-ranking officials might influence potential jurors and jeopardize their clients' right to a fair trial. They pointed to statements by officials, including Secretary of the Army Togo West, about thoroughly investigating allegations and prosecuting the cases to the fullest extent of the law.But the judge, Col. Paul L. Johnston, said such a ruling would be a "drastic remedy that would unduly infringe on the constitutional rights" of senior officials.
FEATURES
March 10, 1991
They knew about "honor and bravery and duty and country and the world-shaking power of these simple words," President Bush said last week.2 These people are in addition to those picturedMissing In ActionAIR FORCEStaff Sgt. J. Blessinger, 33, FloridaSr. Master Sgt. Paul G. Buege, 43, FloridaSgt. Barry M.Clark, 26, Hurlburt Field, Fla.Capt. Arthur Galvan, 33, Navarre, Fla.Capt. W.D. Grimm, 28, Hurlburt Field Fla.Staff Sgt. T.R. Harrison, 31, Maxwell, Iowa.Tech. Sgt. R.K. Hodges, 28, Hurlburt Field, Fla.Maj.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2003
Virginia Griffith, splayed out playfully on the floor in front of her dad, watched as he stood in stern formation with his fellow soldiers yesterday inside the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion's headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground. And even at attention, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Griffith's gaze couldn't help but stray to his 3-year-old daughter, who wiggled her feet lazily and smiled happily at him and other soldiers in the front row. It was a moment of levity for the small group of men and women of the 203rd who set off yesterday afternoon in the freezing cold for Southwest Asia.
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By Jed Kirschbaum and Jed Kirschbaum,Sun Photographer | May 6, 2007
When I set out to cover the recent departure of the Headquarters Company of the 58th Infantry Brigade for eventual deployment to Iraq, I knew what to expect from earlier assignments. There would be soldiers, proud parents, proud spouses, children too young to understand and a smattering of politicians honoring the troops. One variable photographers worry about is just how much access we'll be given to document such events. I entered the Pikesville armory wondering how warm the greeting would be. A sergeant soon set my mind at ease telling me to do what I wanted (within reason)
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,sun reporter | May 2, 2007
'96 Forest Park graduate dies from explosive in Iraq The two Army officers, sharp in their uniforms, arrived Sunday afternoon at Dwight Martin's home in a quiet, leafy neighborhood in West Baltimore. Mr. Martin was blocks away, at a neighbor's house, cutting grass as a favor when his niece called his cell phone. He knew. "She said there were two and dressed in full uniform," Mr. Martin said. "It was a parent's worst nightmare. They don't come unless there's a death." Staff Sgt. Jay E.
NEWS
November 2, 2006
As of yesterday, at least 2,817 members of the U.S. military have died since March 2003. Identifications Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth, 20, Chelsea, Mich.; Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Elrod, 20, Salisbury, N.C.; and Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian, 22, Lathrup Village, Mich.; killed Oct. 21 in combat in Anbar province; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, N.C. Staff Sgt. Patrick O. Barlow, 42, Greensboro, N.C.; died Oct. 18 in San Antonio of a noncombat-related medical condition; assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
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January 26, 2006
On Tuesday, January 24, 2006, LUTHER J. HILL, beloved husband of Marilyn (Schaffer) Hill, brother of Charlene Sapp, Marylou Greenhaw, Margaret Hauck and James Hill. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home, Inc., Branch Avenue and Coventry Way, Clinton, MD, Saturday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Memorial gathering will be on Sunday, January 29 at 3 P.M. in Forest Memorial United Methodist Church, 3111 Forestville Road, Forestville, MD. Friends may assemble at Lee Funeral Home, Clinton, MD on Monday, January 30 at 12 noon for Procession to Maryland Veteran Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD for a 1 P.M.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | October 4, 2005
In a brief, somber funeral yesterday, family and friends gathered to remember Staff Sgt. William A. Allers III, a soldier who grew up in Fallston and was killed in Iraq last month when his Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb. Family members wept as they watched images chronicling Allers' life flash on a screen above his flag-draped casket as "God Bless the U.S.A." played in Mountain Christian Church in Fallston. Allers, 28, was a month away from returning from Iraq, where he was serving as a member of the Kentucky National Guard and had taken part in more than two dozen battles with insurgents, according to Guard officials.
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September 7, 2005
On September 2, 2005, BRANDON P.; beloved brother of Mishelle L. Musika, Nicolle R. and Kirk C. Kemmerzell. Also survived by two nieces, three nephews and a host of friends who loved and cared about him. A Memorial service will be held at the E. Lassahn Funeral Home (Kingsville), 11750 Belair Road on Wednesday 7 P.M. Interment private.2005 Staff Sgt. DAMION G. CAMPBELL; loving son of Donna Robinson and Yandell Campbell; devoted brother of Nicholas Buaku, Yandene, Racquel, and Paul Campbell; dearest grandson of Oswald Robinson and Olga Campbell.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1997
A drill sergeant who admitted that some Aberdeen Proving Ground instructors made a game out of their conquests of female trainees pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct yesterday and was sentenced to 10 months in prison.But the sentence of Staff Sgt. Wayne Gamble was substantially lighter than the three-year prison term he had accepted in a plea agreement with prosecutors -- a change credited to his remorseful testimony.Gamble, 37, of Manning, S.C., was convicted on 22 counts, including having sex with 11 female trainees, adultery and sodomy.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1997
Several female soldiers who trained at Aberdeen Proving Ground testified yesterday that two of the women Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson is accused of raping at APG had a reputation for lying and for being sexually attracted to the drill sergeant.Testifying on the second day of Simpson's defense, Pfcs. Davina Scott and Tonya Richard described as a "compulsive liar" one 21-year-old soldier whom Simpson is accused of raping five times last year.The two privates also said the soldier pursued Simpson by wearing halter tops, "short shorts," and other revealing outfits when she visited his office, where many of the crimes are alleged to have occurred.
NEWS
September 6, 2005
On August 26, 2005 Staff Sgt. DAMION G. CAMPBELL; loving son of Donna Robinson and Yandell Campbell; devoted brother of Nicholas Buaku, Yandene, Racquel, and Paul Campbell; dearest grandson of Oswald Robinson and Olga Campbell. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Tuesday, after 9 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 5 until 7 P.M. Staff Sgt. Campbell will lie in state on Thursday, at the Power of Faith Evangelistic Church, 5242 Park Heights Avenue, at 10 A.M., followed by Funeral Services at 11 A.M. See www.marchfh.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2003
Virginia Griffith, splayed out playfully on the floor in front of her dad, watched as he stood in stern formation with his fellow soldiers yesterday inside the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion's headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground. And even at attention, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Griffith's gaze couldn't help but stray to his 3-year-old daughter, who wiggled her feet lazily and smiled happily at him and other soldiers in the front row. It was a moment of levity for the small group of men and women of the 203rd who set off yesterday afternoon in the freezing cold for Southwest Asia.
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