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Your Say: March 21-27, 2019

Murdock Did It His Way
Re: An Annapolitan’s ­Skeleton Revealed in New Book, 
March 14, 2019 —
      I enjoyed the March 14 story about Billy Murdoch and his father Gilbert, the Annapolis-born rogue back in the 19th century. You call him a ne’er-do-well, and you may be right considering he was a bigamist and did time for bad checks. But he lived quite the life that today’s couch potato guys could admire, from fathering a cricket legend to fighting in the Mexican-American war to landing in the California goldfields, where he became mayor of a town. What’s that song, I Did It My Way? Seems like Gilbert did, even demanding that his name be spelled Murdock.
–D. Rogers, Severna Park
       Chief Musician William Edwards, from Bowie, performs with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The group performed in 18 cities in nine states, connecting Americans to their Navy.
–U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Adam Grimm/Released