Category Archives: Remember when

SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT / One year’s probation in plea bargain of DUI arrest of St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Officer Gogul

CO Gogul was with another St. Mary’s Sheriff’s employee, a Corporal with the Patrol Division after a day of training when the pair began to enjoy the night life of Easton, a sleepy town in Talbot County.

58th Presidential Inauguration: Coast Guard and D.C. Police establish security zone; K-9 scan dinner cruise vessels

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Bacone and Chief Petty Officer Carlos Perez from Maritime Safety and Security Team New York conduct security sweeps with their canine, Ruthie, during a dinner cruise in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2017. MSST New York is one of the Coast Guard’s anti-terrorism teams established to protect local maritime assets and to support large-scale events including the 58th Presidential Inauguration

ANNE ARUNDEL POLICE BEAT / Cops nabbed bank bandit who went straight to Maryland Live with stolen loot

At 5’3” and 115 pounds, Bush could have gotten a job as a Santa’s elf and worked his way up in the acting field instead of facing a long stretch in prison, another location in the state sometimes where criminals are given Maryland Life.

Letter from High Chimneys: Bars going broke, Rue stops drinking

Three of us left Detroit, October 1941. All the mothers and sisters were crying. I guess the old man was glad to get rid of us and the tuition. My Dad was sending money for my dog that was going to the University of Michigan with me taking a speech course. Dad came out to see our expensive educated dog. I said I shot him as he kept telling about the affair you were having with our maid. Dad replied, “are you sure the S.O.B. is dead?”

Bernie Fowler’s war was in South Pacific on USS Engstrom

Former Senator Bernie Fowler, now of Prince Fredrick, attended basic training at the Great Lakes naval base and went on to basic engineering school. After that, he was shipped to Viejo, California where he came aboard the destroyer escort ship USS Engstrom DE-50. On this relatively small support ship, Fowler would spend his near two-year tour during the war.

The diesel-electric powered Engstrom traveled across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where the men geared up for what became, for Fowler, a run to numerous island bases in the Pacific Ocean, where some of the most horrific battles of the Pacific side of World War II were fought.

The primary operations aboard the Engstrom, and similar destroyer escorts, were to provide protective escorts for fleets near these islands. They also conducted anti-submarine warfare “sub chasing” and “picket runs” around island bases to look out for enemy submarines, ships or aircraft.