July 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Sentence Stands in Brutal Murder Case

Eric Sylvester Dyson, accused of the murder of a World War II and Korean War veteran, was denied early release after seeking a sentence reduction on July 26. Dyson was tried by Judge Stephen G. Salant in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Dyson was convicted in the 2015 brutal murder of 94-year-old veteran Dan […]

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July 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wounded Army Vet to Move to Specialized Home in Poolesville

Sgt. Emmanuel “Manny” Melendez-Diaz, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, will have a new specialized home in Poolesville thanks to Homes for Our Troops. In December 2004, Melendez-Diaz had been serving in the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division on a road clearance patrol when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. The tragedy left him with intestinal damage, a collapsed lung, and, […]

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March 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Say Man Killed after Lunging at Officer with Knife

UPDATED: A police officer shot a man Monday night, who had called police to report a stolen bicycle, after the man lunged at the officer with a knife, Montgomery County police said Tuesday. As part of the investigation, investigators examined the officer’s body camera video, said a police statement, released Tuesday afternoon. About 10:55 p.m., […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

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New Property Tax Credit for Elderly Residents and Veterans

The Montgomery County Council approved a bill that would create a new property tax credit for senior residents and retired veterans. Bill 42-16, sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen, will allow qualifying residents to receive a 20-percent credit for the property tax imposed on their homes, according to a news release. Residents who are at least […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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April 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Celebrates Repair of Local Veteran’s Home (PHOTO)

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM) held a celebration event in honor of completing a major repairs of a local Veteran’s home on March 26. HFHMM repaired the home of Fred Nordhorn, who served a tour in Germany during the Vietnam war. Nordhorn’s home is located in Hyattsville on New Hampshire Ave. According to a news release […]

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December 18, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Councilmember Leventhal to Announce Near End to Veteran Homelessness in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

Councilmember George Leventhal will announce that the County has effectively ended veteran homelessness at a news conference on Monday, December 21st. $500,000 in funding was appropriated by the Council and used to house 18 homeless veterans and provide housing for identifiable homeless veterans. Councilmember Leventhal will be joined by Councilmembers Craig Rice, Sidney Katz, as […]

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October 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Former POW Fred Cherry on MoCo’s Vietnam Veterans Salute (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, former POW Fred Cherry, who served in the Vietnam War, tells us how important the salute was to the veterans who were never properly welcomed home.

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October 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Entertained the Troops in Vietnam as a Donut Dollie (VIDEO)

Bethesda resident Karel Robertson was a nurse at the Cornell Medical Center in 1970 when she heard a radio report about a bombing in Cambodia. She had known a number of young men who had been drafted and she wanted to do something to help them in Vietnam but not as a nurse. She found […]

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August 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Vietnam Vet Shares His Story About a Return Visit to Vietnam (VIDEO)

Broadcast journalist Bob Schieffer will host Montgomery County’s Salute to Vietnam Veterans on Oct. 24. Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS show Face the Nation, has agreed to host and be guest speaker as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War. Among the […]

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