| Jan 5, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Retired Col. Orlyn C. Oestereich, 83, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan, 1, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
Born July 21, 1927, in Corsica, S.D., he was the son of Frederick and Dirkie (Berggaker) Oestereich, and the second...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 3:12 PM
A Boonsboro man who served as the state commander of the American Legion died last week after a brief illness.
Orlyn Oestereich, 83, died Saturday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.
Oestereich’s wife, Connie, said doctors discovered...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Three years ago, after losing his legs to a roadside blast in Iraq, Mike Fradera lay in a Texas Army hospital bed, going stir-crazy.
He craved the freedom that a new set of government-issued limbs promised.
Three years later, padding around on his...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 6:51 PM
A spokeswoman for the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence says former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been readmitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dole Institute spokeswoman Heather Anderson told The Topeka
| Jan 22, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Orlyn Oestereich lived the last 21 years of his life in Washington County and was well connected through his involvement in the American Legion. His wife Connie, said few people knew him by his first name, though.
Instead, he was known as "The Colonel,"...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Bill Dietrich describes himself as "a ski bum with a purpose."
On Friday night, the founder and executive director of Two Top Adaptive Sports Foundation said his goal was to raise a few thousand dollars for the disabled ski program he runs at Whitetail...
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| 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...
| 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 25, 2011
| 7:16 AM
A dance under a circus-sized tent at Aberdeen Proving Ground has raised more than $300,000 for a network of houses that offer free lodging to the families of wounded warriors.
The first Support Our Heroes Ball held in Maryland drew more than 500 guests,...