| Jun 11, 2011
| 4:06 PM
On the morning of Easter Sunday 2009, Army Specialist Brendan Marracco's vehicle was hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile as he returned to his base in Iraq. Two years later and after several surgeries resulting in the amputation of both arms and legs,...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:40 PM
An Army veteran who lost his legs in a roadside bombing hopes to walk into his new donated home in July. It includes the feature he wanted most of all – an attached garage.
After more than a year of fund raising and planning, volunteers in west...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 10:03 PM
On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Three years ago, Glen Mayer was sitting behind an American Legion booth at a fair in Palo Cedro, near Redding, when Bill Dunn happened upon the unexpected welcome mat.
Dunn, the 1st vice commander of American Legion Post No. 291 in...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 11:23 AM
Tens of thousands of soldiers are being treated right now for post-traumatic stress disorder. There's no one way to help ease their daily suffering so local groups are thinking of creative ways to help them.
One of those organizations is "Project Healing...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Chris Hanburger had never played organized football before enrolling at Hampton High in the summer of 1957. After four days of practice with the Crabbers, he wanted to quit.
"I was done," he says. "I was so sore I could hardly move."
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:28 AM
The bus carrying Cody Stanton and other wounded soldiers breezed up Interstate 95 on Tuesday to the site of the former World Trade Center in New York, with an escort arranged by Baltimore's police commissioner.
The side door opened, and Stanton, who lost...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2011
Dr. Sherman Samuel Robinson, a retired pediatrician who had been the athletics physician for Severna Park High School, died of cancer Monday at his Edgewater home. He was 79.
Born in Pittsfield, Mass., and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., he earned a...
| 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,...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The three recent high school graduates, in a Chrysler Sebring sedan, were coming home from a birthday party. The 55-year-old warehouse manager, driving a black BMW convertible, was returning from dinner and cards at a friend's house.