April 30, 1996 |
It fell from a helicopter and started the worst fire in Philadelphia history. The sticky issue in federal court nowadays is, what do you call it? One word that former city officials involved in the trial don't like is bomb. They much prefer the term explosive device. In the latest flare-up in a long, semantic fight spawned by the MOVE tragedy, the judge, lawyers, plaintiffs and defendants in a civil trial unfolding in federal court have been struggling with how to describe what Philadelphia Police Lt. Frank Powell dropped from a helicopter onto the MOVE compound on May 13, 1985.
March 27, 2004 |
An artilleryman from South Jersey who had been in the Army for 19 months was killed in a bomb blast in Iraq, the Pentagon said last night. Spec. Adam D. Froehlich, 21, of Pine Hill, Camden County, was fatally wounded when he and two other soldiers went to investigate an improvised explosive device about 8:20 a.m. Thursday in Baqubah, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. The other soldiers, who were wounded, were taken to Forward Operating Base Warhorse, where they were reported in stable condition.
May 1, 1996
Q. The proper term for the item that Philadelphia police dropped on the MOVE compound on May 13, 1985, was: a) Bomb. b) Explosive device. c) Entry device. d) Tactical, detonating, fire-survival readiness meter. Answer: a) It was a bomb.
December 14, 2011
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. - A 30-year-old New Jersey soldier has died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Army Spec. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr. of Blairstown, Warren County, and a soldier from California were killed in the attack Sunday in Kunar province. Wildrick served with the 25th Infantry Division's Third Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, the military said. - AP
August 18, 2012
A 39-year-old soldier from Western Pennsylvania has died from wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Friday. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Holman of Evans City, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday in Ghazni province, the Pentagon said in a news release. Holman was killed by an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said. Holman was assigned to the 192d Ordnance Battalion, 52d Ordnance Group, with the 20th Support Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. - AP
October 21, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. - An Army national guardsman from Newark has been killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jorge Miguel Oliveira, 33, was killed Wednesday when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, the National Guard said. Oliveira was assigned to the Security Forces Platoon of the Second Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment. The unit, based in Riverdale, deployed to Afghanistan in June and was assigned to a provincial reconstruction team. Oliveira joined the National Guard in 2003.
January 24, 1987 |
A Bucks County woman on federal probation for a firearms violation was arrested at federal court in Philadelphia yesterday after an explosive device and the makings of a time bomb were found in her purse, authorities said. Donna L. Bullington, 35, of Morrisville, entered the lobby of the courthouse, Sixth and Market Streets, about 1:30 p.m. to visit her probation officer, according to U.S. Marshal Thomas Rapone. The woman is on five years' probation for the federal firearms violation, Rapone said.
April 18, 2002 |
An early-morning firebombing that gutted a township home Monday was "narcotics-related," police said yesterday. Two people were inside the house, in the 1200 block of Royal Avenue, at the time of the fire, which was caused by an explosive device thrown through a window. Howard Wilson, 27, and Ashley Havenstein, 18, escaped and were treated for minor injuries, police said. The fire caused extensive damage to the house. Two Clayton men and a woman were arrested and charged yesterday, authorities said.
August 2, 2007 |
A Philadelphia soldier killed in Baghdad last week was identified yesterday by the Department of Defense as Spec. Camy Florexil. Florexil, 20, died July 24, a day after an improvised explosive device was detonated near his vehicle, officials said. Family members in Philadelphia reached last night were contacting relatives in Haiti, where Florexil's mother lives, and said they could not comment. Florexil joined the Army in September 2005 and had served for the last 17 months as an infantryman with the First Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan. Fort Riley has lost 119 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
March 9, 1994 |
A 78-year-old man suffered a heart attack while starting his car yesterday, then pushed the accelerator pedal to the floor, revving the engine until it exploded in flames, authorities said. Leonid Dobrinin was dead at the scene - the parking place outside his home on Glen Echo Road near Emlen Street in West Mount Airy. An autopsy was to be conducted today, but authorities said he appeared to have died of natural causes before the car exploded. The 9:25 a.m. blast rocked Dobrinin's block.