Monthly Archives: August 2015

167th Retirees Dinner for 2015 a HUGE success!

[caption id="attachment_1274" align="alignnone" width="300"]C-17 tour at 167th Retirees Dinner on August 15 C-17 tour at 167th Retirees Dinner on August 15[/caption]Barbara and I took photos of my 167th Retirees Dinner at Martinsburg on August 15. It was very well attended ..over 200 including my old PAO boss Pat Dockeney, Jr. We also were treated to a tour of one of the 167th AW new C-17s. See all the photos via a photoshow that you can view by clicking on the link: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/nI5pD3Ew ...

Marauder Aircrew buried at Arlington in group service August 18

Aircrew burial photoshow link: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/KZ5is8Ja Barbara, Angie Magruder and I attended a group burial service of 6 WWII Marauder Aircrew on August 18 at Arlingon National Cemetery. Angie brought a special Marauder Histoical Society wreath that she personally created ribbon words for the event. We were limited in some of the photos we coujld take since we had to drive to the burial site, instead of walking there with the families. But here are a a few photos of the event and a photoshow to come at a later date. The aircrew were killed in a Marauder war mission in 1944 in Germany.[caption id="attachment_1266" align="alignnone" width="300"]B-26 Narauder Group Burial at Arlington National Cemetery on August 18 B-26 Narauder Group Burial at Arlington National Cemetery on August 18[/caption] IMG_5026 inside old post chapel fort myer - Copy IMG_5054 caisson at old  post... 						
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Barbara and I attend 70th Anniversary of End of WWII concert

Barbara and I took a cab to the WWII Memorial in D.C. and attended a special 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII concert and wreath laying on August 17, 2015. We only brought one good camera so I did most of the photo taking and put 150 photos in a photoshow. Click on the link if you like WWII style dancing photos. http://www.photoshow.com/watch/ur3Mn5qJ [caption id="attachment_1263" align="alignnone" width="300"]70th Anniversary of the End of WWII concert & wreath laying at the WWII Memorial 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII concert & wreath laying at the WWII Memorial[/caption]...

B-26 Marauder Pilot Remains Buried at Arlington

Barbara and I were asked to attend and take photos for the Marauder Historical Society at the burial ceremony of 2nd Lt. Stephen V. Biezis on August 14 at the Arlington National Ceremony. Bob Magruder and his wife Angie also represented the MHS at the burial that was conducted for members of the Biezis family. The Magruders ( Bob is the son of the designer of the Marauder) provided a beautiful wreath for the burial. On December 23, 1944, Biezis and his crew of five were assigned to the 575 Bombardment Squadron, 391st Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force and were deployed to Germany. Biezis was the co-pilot of a B-26C Marauder that crashed after being struck by enemy fire while on a bombing mission against enemy forces near Ahrweiler, Germany. A photoshow of the burial service can be seen by clicking on http://www.photoshow.com/watch/WR8Uq3Vm .[caption id="attachment_1252" align="alignnone" width="229"]2nd Lt. Stephen Biezis was buried at Arlington National Cemetery August 14,... 						
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Maryland Military Retirement Income Exclusion Increases

Subject: Maryland military retirement income exclusion goes from 5,000 to 10,000 for those over 65 Senate Bill 592-This bill increases the existing subtraction modification on certain military retirement for individuals who are at least 65 years old. ( This means me since I am 65 this August) The maximum amount of retirement that an be excluded from Maryland adjusted gross income for purposes of calculating MD income tax is increased from $5,000 to $10,000....