| Jun 21, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Dale I. Beatty vividly remembers his first glimpse of a Fisher House, a home away from home for wounded troops and their families.
The former North Carolina Army National Guard staff sergeant had lost both legs in an explosion in Iraq in 2004 and was...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Scott Parsons keeps going.
Long after the older brother he idolized growing up in Ohio quit his own competitive kayak racing career, long after the best friend he met through their kayaking families did the same, Parsons is like Peter Pan in a wet suit,...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Prisoners of war and those missing in action were celebrated during the POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.
"Events like these are essential for democracy," said Chris Martin, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Consumers can donate hotel reward points to wounded warriors and their families starting today.
The "Hotels for Heroes" program, created by bipartisan federal legislation passed in December, is designed to defray travel costs of wounded veterans being...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Dr. William Allan Dear Jr., an internist and former head of the division of nuclear medicine at Mercy Medical Center who also was a practicing magician, died July 20 of heart disease at Union Memorial Hospital.
The longtime Guilford resident was 80.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village.
The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:27 PM
A Florida-based federal security contractor warned that it would lay off nearly 100 people at two government facilities in Maryland by the end of September as a result of Army contracts that are not being renewed.
G4S Government Solutions Inc., which...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:50 PM
There was a time before the three heart attacks, before he was effectively paralyzed in the lower half of his left leg, when Army Spc. Stephen Ramsey wouldn't do much on his Georgia farm other than pick cotton and peanuts, and hunt.
Actually, he can...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Dr. Don-Neil Brotman, a retired Baltimore dentist and a pilot, died Feb. 16 of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Pikesville resident was 80.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Dr. Brotman was a 1949 graduate of City College, and after attending...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A soldier who lost all of his limbs in the Iraq War received double arm transplants at Johns Hopkins Hospital last month in a rare procedure that has already begun to restore some normalcy to his life.
Hopkins doctors are to speak in detail about the...