The following list of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania servicemen who died in Vietnam appears in alphabetical order and was compiled from official and non-official sources.
George Ross (May 10, 1730—July 14, 1779) was born in New Castle, Delaware, the son of Rev. George and Catherine Van Gezel Ross, studied in Philadelphia, opened his law practice in Lancaster in 1751, and was named the King’s attorney for Cumberland County.
Thomas R. McIntosh, a teacher and bibliophile from Harrisburg, has called my attention to an interesting book by John Owen, D.D., which he had recently. It was printed in Carlisle, by George Kline in 1792 under the title, "The Death of Death in the Death of Christ."
Interview of Frances Del Duca for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.
In the early morning hours of March 24, 1845, the Cumberland County court house and Carlisle town hall burned down. The next morning the Carlisle Herald & Expositor printed an "extra," which was distributed in large numbers "through the county and to a distance." DESTRUCTIVE FIRE! County Court-House & Town Hall burned down!
It was Pearl Harbor Day plus four. In that four years Dickinson College had lost most of its students to war service. It had lost one president, and its current one had been ailing since a March heart attack. It had lost much faculty and engaged the rest along with its facilities and energy in a training program for the air corps.
Forty-seven-year-old Irishman, Richard Dougherty, arrived in Carlisle in 1800 with his family. He placed an advertisement in Kline’s Carlisle Gazette announcing his plan to open an English school. He would run that school successfully for more than 20 years.
My father was District Attorney from 1904 to 1907 and built a house on South College Street in Carlisle, at the corner of Graham Street, in 1910. The way it happened was this. Wilbur F. Sadler was judge of Cumberland County at the time. He had been elected, for the second time, in 1904 in a bloody battle with John Wetzel in which each side was reputed to have spent $100,000, a huge sum in those days.
Katharine Mary Drexel (26 November, 1858-3 March, 1955) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed a life of comfort and privilege before deciding to use her inherited wealth to establish a new religious order within the Roman Catholic Church. For her life and work, she has been formally recognized by her Church as one of its saints.
Interview of Kim and Van Du for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Kim and Van discuss leaving Vietnam as refugees and coming to the United States, establishing themselves and their family in Carlisle, and their successes since settling.