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February 12, 2013
Editor: Someone once wrote that "war is hell!" Is this a worldwide, unnoticed, undeclared war now in existence? If there is a World Wide War, why is there only silence, why isn't the media reporting it? If there is a World Wide War are the Political and Religious Leaders of the World asleep? Were there books written about World War II that accused America's leaders of being asleep at the beginning of the war? During World War I there was a slogan "The War to End All Wars", yet, approximately 21 years later World War II began.
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September 24, 2014
My heart is very saddened today as I listen and read the media reports related to the radical and terrorist units in the Middle East who are speaking out as they describe various avenues by which they eventually hope to destroy the U.S. units in that area, particularly by the leaders of the ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In my opinion, strong defensive action must be taken at this point if the U.S. is to survive. It is possible that the U.S. could take another pounding similar to the one we received in 9/11, which was planned and executed by terrorists enjoying sanctuary in Afghanistan.
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September 24, 2014
My heart is very saddened today as I listen and read the media reports related to the radical and terrorist units in the Middle East who are speaking out as they describe various avenues by which they eventually hope to destroy the U.S. units in that area, particularly by the leaders of the ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In my opinion, strong defensive action must be taken at this point if the U.S. is to survive. It is possible that the U.S. could take another pounding similar to the one we received in 9/11, which was planned and executed by terrorists enjoying sanctuary in Afghanistan.
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By Scott Dance and Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
The widow of Baltimore author Tom Clancy is battling her late husband's lawyer over $6 million in taxes she says she shouldn't owe on her share of Clancy's $82 million estate, which includes a World War II tank, a $65 million stake in the Orioles and a mansion on the Chesapeake Bay. Alexandra Clancy is seeking to oust Baltimore lawyer J.W. Thompson "Topper" Webb as executor of Tom Clancy's will, accusing Webb of a mistake that adds unnecessarily to...
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By Los Angeles Times | September 4, 1995
HONOLULU -- President Clinton offered a prayer for peace yesterday as he wound up a three-day commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.Speaking at an interfaith religious service at the Waikiki Band Shell on Honolulu's most famous beach, Mr. Clinton said he hoped the world drew a lasting lesson from the global conflagration of a half-century ago."I believe the lesson will be . . . that citizens, when given a choice, will not choose to live under dictators; that people, when given the opportunity to let the better angels of their natures rise to the top, will not embrace theories of political or racial or ethnic superiority," he said.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 2000
FOR ALMOST 40 years, Severna Park photographer David Hare has traveled throughout the mid-Atlantic region recording life's most exciting moments, peering through his viewfinder at the smiling faces of optimistic graduates, radiant newlyweds and beaming parents. During this time, he has focused on events that highlight a client's present and future. But recently, Hare has aimed his lens in a different direction: the past. His new mission is to call attention to a quickly disappearing segment of U.S. history - the men and women who served in the armed forces during World War II. The result is a collection of portraits honoring 22 World War II veterans who live in Central County.
NEWS
October 6, 2002
Col. Richard W. Herklotz, a World War II veteran with more than 40 years of military service, died Monday after suffering a heart attack at the 29th Division Association convention in Hampton, Va. He was 80. Col. Herklotz was a former executive director of the association. He served in the 29th Infantry Division, 110th Field Artillery, participating in the invasion of Normandy, as well as five campaigns in Europe. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals. When he returned to the United States, Col. Herklotz was a full-time technician with the Maryland National Guard until he retired in 1982.
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By Boston Globe | November 11, 1994
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- They are dying at a rate of 20 a day, the last American voices of the First World War.But as they fade away, the surviving U.S. veterans of "the war to end all wars" are fighting a lonely battle to save the national organization that for generations has bound them together.Of the 4.7 million Americans who served in World War I, fewer than 25,000 have endured the march of time and will today mark Veterans Day, which was established in part to remember the end of that conflict in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
NEWS
November 12, 1993
It is fitting that during this time of relative world peace the Historical Society of Carroll County has mounted a special exhibit to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War I.There was no 25th anniversary tribute, because the United States was in the midst of World War II then. And the 50th anniversary of the Great War came and went because it coincided with the conflict in Vietnam, when few people wanted to honor veterans or a military war.Curator Jay Graybeal has assembled some fascinating artifacts that provide a vivid picture of the ways Carroll County residents participated in the "war to end all wars."
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Evening Sun Staff | January 30, 1991
"The Penguin Book of First World War Prose," edited by Jo Glover and Jon Silkin, 620 pages, Viking Penguin Inc., New York, N.Y., $29.95.IN THIS TIME of the war to establish The New World Order it is sad and painful to read prose from the great War to End All Wars. Almost every one of the authors in "The Penguin Book of World War I Prose" wrote his or her work as a cry of warning against future wars, even as mourning mothers hope the war their sons die in is the last.Their cries were futile.
NEWS
September 15, 2014
Recently a friend and I had a stopover at Philadelphia International Airport, and as we walked toward our terminal gate we saw a commotion ahead with American flags and the sound of applause. To my delight, it turned out to be a group of World War II veterans returning from a convention in Florida. One of the veterans' peers announced to the crowd the branch in which each man served; to our surprise, a few of them had served in as many as three branches. Most of the veterans were wheelchair-bound, but about 10 to 15 of them brought up the rear sans assistance.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Vincent J. Salkoski, who taught mathematics in Baltimore public schools and was a World War II veteran, died Sept. 3 of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. Vincent Joseph Salkoski was born in Baltimore and raised in Curtis Bay, where he was a member of the Curtis Bay Athletic Club. After graduating from Southern High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a rifleman and mortarman. He participated in the occupation of China. After being discharged in 1946, he took courses at City College and the Johns Hopkins University to receive his teaching certification.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Dorothy L. Abrams, a registered nurse and World War II veteran, died July 7 at Northwest Hospital of complications from a stroke. She was 93. The daughter of William Weatherington, an Illinois Central Railroad worker, and Pearl Rudd Weatherington, a homemaker, Dorothy Louise Weatherington was born and raised in Paducah, Ky., where she graduated in 1939 from Heath High School. After earning her nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., she joined the Navy Nurse Corps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and went on active duty in 1942.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Thomas D. Fantom Jr., a retired civil engineer and World War II Army Air Forces veteran, died July 23 at Arden Courts in Pikesville of complications from a fall. He was 91. The son of Thomas D. Fantom Sr., a civil engineer, and Alice E. Fantom, a homemaker, Thomas Davis Fantom Jr. was born on Palmer Avenue in the city's Pimlico neighborhood, and moved with his family to Granite during the Depression. He was a 1940 graduate of Catonsville High School. Mr. Fantom enlisted in the Army Air Forces the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Picky, Wordville's British honorary consul, recommends consideration of the peroration of A.J.P. Taylor's English History 1914-1945 . "The rhythm is particularly effective, I think," he says. Let's have a look:   In the second World War the British people came of age. This was a people's war. Not only were their needs considered. They themselves wanted to win. Future historians may see the war as a last struggle for the European balance of power or for the maintenance of Empire.
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Dan Rodricks | July 22, 2014
Humanity faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District, pledges to do everything in his power to keep a tiny fraction of Central American children out of a shelter in Carroll County. Harris is a doctor, but apparently not a compassionate one. Maybe he should start his own organization as a conservative counterweight to rampant humanitarianism. He could call it Doctors With Borders, Medecins Avec Frontieres.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1994
Edward F. Potter, who served on the Mexican border with the Maryland National Guard in 1916 and with the 29th Division in some of the heaviest fighting of World War I, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Fort Howard Veterans Hospital. The Lutherville resident was 97.He lied about his age and joined the Maryland National Guard when he was 15 years old in 1911, and eventually was sent to the Mexican border when American troops, under the command of Gen. John J. Pershing, invaded Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the Mexican revolutionary.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1994
The Army rejected John Anderson because he wasn't fit enough 77 years ago when he tried to enlist for World War I. Yesterday he celebrated his 100th birthday."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70 years ago. The 238th is staging its annual reunion this weekend in Columbia, and while he was in town, Casey was interviewed by students from Howard Community College on Thursday as part of a...
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 13, 2014
Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a second time. And sharks are approaching from below. Death is coming for him from two directions, and your impulse is to verify that this is not a novel, not some outlandish fiction from the Indiana Jones School of Narrow Escapes.
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