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In Southern Maryland, many families can boast of more than one generation having served in the armed forces. In Jim Rank’s family in Calvert County, four generations of family members have served their country for the greater good.

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“Twenty-two a day, one every 65 minutes, 8,030 a year,” Terry Shreiner Jr. said, referring to the number of veteran suicides in the United States before a small crowd in the parking lot of the Mission BBQ in California on Sept. 22.


U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mindy Sarrett has had some good days since being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following her tour in the Iraq War. But the Chesapeake Beach resident has also had some very, very bad days as well.

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Fighting and defeating enemies in the Vietnam War was a scary, yet fulfilling experience for retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Edward Johnson III of Waldorf, who grew up on a farm and loved to hunt with his father and older brother.

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Profile on Norman Saunders, Sr. a Vietnam veteran who served as an explosives specialist and was wounded in action; he went on to have a 32-year career at the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division at the Naval Sea Systems Command and now volunteers at the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum and Meals on Wheels, among others.