February 19, 2008
Robert Eugene Williams Jr., a retired Baltimore Civil Defense worker, died of cancer Thursday at his Stoneleigh home. He was 81. Mr. Williams was born and raised in Waverly and was a 1944 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. After serving in the Navy near the end of World War II, he went to work for the city water department before enrolling at Washington College. In 1947, he went to work as an engineering officer for the city's Civil Defense Disaster Control Board. He retired in 1990.
May 16, 2007
Christopher T. Maddox Jr., a retired lawyer and Korean War veteran, died of stomach cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The lifelong Catonsville resident was 78. He was a 1945 graduate of Catonsville High School and earned his law degree in 1948 from what is now the University of Baltimore Law School. From 1952 to 1956, he served in the Navy as a yeoman aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. Mr. Maddox worked as a lawyer for Commercial Credit Corp. before joining Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland in its salvage department in 1975.
February 11, 2007
Dressed in World War II infantry attire, David Neidlinger, 18, returned to his old high school recently to give history lessons. Neidlinger, who graduated from Wilde Lake in 2006 and attends University of Maryland, Baltimore County, spoke to freshman history classes about the war. He showed students some equipment used during the war and discussed the sequence of events. He has been a World War II buff since he was about 2, Neidlinger said. "My dad and I just watched the History Channel."
November 30, 2005
George M. Baker Jr., a retired accountant and Civil War buff, died of a heart attack Sunday at his Forest Hill home. He was 69. Born in Baltimore and raised near Johns Hopkins Hospital, he was a 1955 graduate of Mount St. Joseph's High School, where he wrestled. He joined Allied Bendix Corp. nearly 40 years ago and first worked as a draftsman. After study at the Johns Hopkins University, he became an accountant, retiring in 1996. For many years, he lived in Gardenville, where he led Boy Scout Troop 683. Mr. Baker is a founding member of the Baltimore Stock Club, an amateur investment group, where he also held offices.
July 5, 2005
ANTIETAM is the site of the bloodiest day of combat in any war in all of this nation's history. Since the awful day in 1862, the battlefield has always been treated as a solemn, ghostly place. Its monuments are modest; the prevailing aesthetic is to leave things as they were. As a result, the rolling hills have changed little in a century and a half. A visitor can walk Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge and still imagine the intense fighting that left 23,000 men dead or wounded. The latest conflict to visit Sharpsburg is over a fairly new arrival - a 24-foot bronze statue of Robert E. Lee sitting astride his horse.
June 26, 2003
The 21st annual Civil War Heritage Days event will be held tomorrow through July 6 in Gettysburg, Pa. The event features demonstrations, live music, lectures and a carnival. If you want a blast from the past, visit the opening musical performance of Matthew Dodd with "Civil War Songs and Stories" at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Other bands scheduled to perform include the Apple Core Band, Littlestown Area Municipal Band and the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Fife & Drum Corps. Civil War buffs with kids should check out the carnival's games, rides and booths.