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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Herman Broadwater, a Westinghouse Electric Corp. worker and World War II veteran, died July 4 of diabetes-related ailments at Bay Pines Veteran Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was 85. Mr. Broadwater, the son of farmers, was born in Federalsburg and raised in Westernport. After graduating from Westernport High School in 1942, he came to Baltimore and worked at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, assembling warplanes. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1943 and was sent to Europe.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
The crowd cheered, the band played a patriotic tune, and passengers waved to those waiting below as the S.S. John W. Brown pulled into port in Baltimore yesterday, bringing home nearly 400 men who fought in World War II.Of course, it was 50 years after the war ended.But to many of those taking part, this re-enactment of a wartime homecoming was an emotional experience as real as the day they returned in 1945."It gives me goose bumps," said Doris Cornes, of Kingsville, as her husband Edward waved from the restored Liberty ship as a couple tugboats nudged it into dock near the Harborview condominiums off Key Highway.
NEWS
August 22, 1993
Pasqualino V. "Pat" Giorgilli, a Dundalk bricklayer and decorated World War II veteran, died Thursday of cancer at Veteran Medical Center. He was 68.Mr. Giorgilli had built a reputation as a skilled bricklayer in the Dundalk area, said his brother-in-law, Joe D'Adamo. He stopped working about six months ago when he became ill.He served in the 13th Airborne Division as a paratrooper during World War II, first at Fort Benning, Ga., and later at Fort Bragg, Calif. In 1942 his unit was sent to London.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 30, 1996
Seeing "Pvt. Wars" at the Forum Theater is a little like visiting a "nearly new" store. The play is secondhand and so is the theater, but there's hardly any mothball aroma lingering on the fresh, comic result.The theater, which opened its doors last month, is occupying the same Washington Boulevard building as the short-lived Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore, which closed its doors a year ago.The play, by James McLure, is an expanded version of the one-act that received its first post-Broadway production at Center Stage in 1979.
NEWS
April 29, 1991
To help troops returning from the Persian Gulf war readjust to civilian life and to help their relatives adjust to their return, the Central Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross is offering workshops on May 22 and June 27 at Red Cross headquarters, 4700 Mount Hope Drive.For more information, call 764-4627.
NEWS
By OBITUARY | March 4, 2007
Joseph Schnaper, a semiretired developer and veteran of two wars, died Thursday of liver cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 86. Mr. Schnaper was born in Baltimore, the son of Russian immigrants, and raised on Presstman Street. He was a 1938 graduate of City College and was studying for an accounting degree at the University of Baltimore when he enlisted in the Army in 1942. Mr. Schnaper, who attained the rank of captain, served with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's forces in the Pacific during World War II. It was in Manila that Mr. Schnaper met the former Leonore Stein, who with her parents and sister had fled to the Philippines to escape Nazi Germany.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 2, 1991
U.S. troops who served in combat zones during the Persia Gulf war have been extended tax benefits by Congress. Tax relief also has been extended to include the earlier Desert Shield time, dating back to Aug. 2.The effective date of these special tax provisions begins on the ++ date that an individual arrived in the combat zone or Aug. 2, whichever is later. Although many bills are pending in Congress to grant additional relief to military personnel, here is what already has been enacted:* *Military pay received by enlisted personnel while serving in the combat zone will be exempt from income tax.* Military income up to $500 per month received by commissioned officers while serving in the combat zone also will be exempt.
NEWS
November 21, 2008
Col. James Curtis Burris, a highly decorated career Army officer who fought in the Vietnam War, died Nov. 13 at his Havre de Grace home of cancers related to exposure to Agent Orange. He was 78. Colonel Burris, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1948. Born into a military family, Colonel Burris was the grandson of two Civil War veterans and the son of a World War I veteran. He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was selected to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., from which he graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1954.
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By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer | May 1, 1991
For hire: diligent employee with experience working under skies blackened by oil fires and filled with enemy bullets and rockets.That's the kind of resume Carroll employers are likely to see as area service personnel return from the Persian Gulf war, U.S. Representative Beverly B. Byron, D-6th, said Monday.Local employers would do well to give returning gulf war soldiersstrong consideration for job openings in their companies, the congresswoman said."They are the ones you in the business community aregoing to be looking to hire," Byron told the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.
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