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Daily PressAbout 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community -- the former seat of Warwick County -- became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the eight...
Daily PressOn the night of May 23, 1861, Frank Baker, Sheppard Mallory and James Townsend slipped into a skiff and rowed across Hampton Roads from Sewell's Point in Norfolk to Old Point Comfort. Being out at night without permission was dangerous for slaves. That...
247-7824Marine Corps Cpl. Edward Radcliffe cradled the U.S. flag in his arms, holding it gently between two white-gloved hands. He moved slowly, each step precise, across a small grassy cemetery at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. Then he stopped. Sitting under...
Military NotebookIt wasn't long after the U.S. invaded Iraq in early 2003 that the Defense Department started sending out the announcements of troops killed in action. The simple facts-only e-mails hit my in-box with a thud. I opened each with trepidation, fearing...
Tags: Death, Armed Forces, U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq, Defense
Daily PressA new federal courthouse will open its doors in downtown Newport News this month -- promising to make life easier for local lawyers, witnesses, federal agents, jurors and defendants. But no judges have yet been assigned to the courthouse, and it...
Warwick High junior Lindsey Nicolai of Hampton participated in the first "Jeopardy! Summer Games Teen Tournament" in March 2007. The show broadcasts July 16 to 27 on CBS. Christian Haines, a 27-year-old Newport News native and Warwick High graduate,...
Army Private 1st Class Aaron Gautier knew what it felt like to get shot at, he told his father last weekend when he called home from Iraq. "He said it came from a crowd of civilians," Dan Gautier said Friday. "He described the sound -- a cracking through...
Daryl Booker called his father in Surry County just before Christmas last year and told him not to worry. Booker, an Army National Guardsman who grew up in Richmond, had been in Iraq since October. He'd survived a couple close calls, Earnest Hardy Sr....
When Doug Horner learned that his brother had been killed in Iraq, he couldn't get the image of an enemy rifleman out of his mind. Army Sgt. Bruce Horner -- a 43-year-old, 18-year military veteran from Newport News -- was killed June 1 by a sniper in...
When Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Kilian Dozier first arrived in Iraq last year, he sat down to pen what would be the only handwritten letter he'd send home to his father in Chesapeake. "It was just news, telling me what was going on," Carl Dozier, a retired...
The American flag hung perfectly from the casket, its stripes running precisely across the top, its stars hanging dramatically from the side. A framed picture propped up nearby showed off Army Sgt. Michael Peek's boyish grin. Bright eyes hinted at a love...
April 9, 2004: Steven Scott Fisher of Virginia Beach, a civilian, died when his convoy was ambushed in Abu Graib, near Fallujah. April 26, 2004: Navy officers based at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Virginia Beach, were killed April 24 in a...
Tags: Arms, Woodbridge, Armed Forces, Baghdad (Iraq), Iraq
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