Passing of Warren B. Dodge 981st 70-71

Warren Bradley Dodge
Sep 29, 2018 0

Warren Bradley Dodge HARDWICK – Warren Bradley Dodge, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1949, in Hardwick, the son of Lawrence P. Flanders and Irene E. Dodge, and lived most of his childhood with his grandfather, Henry Dodge. He graduated in 1969 from Hardwick Academy. Mr. Dodge enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969, served in Vietnam, and received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Sergeant Dodge was honorably discharged in 1972. He later served for more than 18 years with Vermont Army National Guard, as military policeman and armor crewman. He was employed in the construction business, operated heavy equipment, drove logging trucks and helped clear power lines. He retired in 2008 due to failing health. He was a life member and past commander of American Legion Post #7, a life member of Sons of the American Legion, both in Hardwick, and a life and charter member of VFW Post #7779 in Hyde Park. Mr. Dodge enjoyed hunting, working around equipment and spending time in the woods with his tractor. Survivors include his daughter, Emily Trombley, of Rainbow City, Alabama; two grandchildren; his companion, Grace Cookson, and two siblings Diane Ingram and Richard Flanders, all of Hardwick; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers Harold and Lawrence Flanders. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Ave. Morrisville, VT 05661.

John Barck Obituary

I got this from Steve Dragovich, 981st, 70-71

John Barck obituary:

Dr. John C. (“Jack”) Barck
February 9, 1933 – May 9, 2014

A retired U.S. Army Colonel, in February 1962 Dr. Barck was drafted into the U.S. Army under the provisions of what was known as the “Doctors’ Draft,” instituted in response to the conflict in Vietnam. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant and, following basic training, was assigned as Station Veterinarian at what is now Fort Drum, N.Y. He volunteered for duty in Europe and was assigned to Livorno (Leghorn), Italy. Subsequent to his return from Europe Dr. Barck received additional military training and then was assigned to Fort Polk, La. He then was assigned to Vietnam where he volunteered to serve an additional year beyond the normal one year tour. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Service Ribbon.

Updates to our Website

Hello everyone, I got this from Steve Dragovich, 981st 70-71. He has been working hard to update our website rosters so they can be as accurate as possible. I know there is a lot of names of deceased here. Remember this is over a lengthy period of time.

212th 65-66
Bartholomaus, Dave C. Feb 10, 2003, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Chartier, James D. Nov 28, 2017, Merrill, Wisconsin
Danylin, Ronald B. May 3, 2008, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Jordan, Charles S. Aug 20, 2017, LaGrange, Georgia
Kulaga, Walter G. (Bud) Jan 11, 2000, Bushnell, Florida
Liggett, Larry G. Oct 3, 2016, Plant City, Florida
Morgan, Clyde E. Jan 4, 2011, Pleasant Valley, West Virginia
Nicholson, Charles C., Jul 24, 2010, Williamston, North Carolina

212th 66-67

Goffigan, Sherman L. (Fish), Jul 19, 2007 Roanoke, Virginia
Hughbanks, Larry W., Feb 26, 2008, Coleman, Texas


212th 67-68

Dobash, Charles F., Dec 1, 2000, Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania

212th 68-69

Hobbs, Charles E. CPT, May 25, 2000, Tallahassee, Florida

This will appear on the Facebook, and in the Newsletter.

Observation of Michael B. Doyle

Gerald Carlson, 981st 67-68 asked me to post this for him. He got it from John Doyle a co-worker who is a Vietnam Veteran. John got this from his son who is the author.
There are lots of days I feel cynical, today wasn’t one of them.
I stood for 4 hours today in the August heat of DC to pay respect to the service of John McCain. I stood with fellow Veterans, active duty, and a survivor of the Forrestal fire. I stood with an old lady with a walker, and I stood with Asian women still wearing the streamers of South Vietnam. I heard Spanish, French, Russian, and at least one African tongue. I saw Red Cross volunteers, young kids in suits, and many all in black, despite the hot sunny day.
However, the absolute high point was that I spent the wait alongside a former Army infantryman, who lost both his legs in Vietnam only to come back home to dedicate his life to helping the disabled and the combat wounded.
What I will remember most from the whole experience is that I got to spend four hours with thousands of people who came to honor a man best known for being tortured and losing a Presidential election, but who will be remembered as a man who never lost faith in his country.
Michael B Doyle
USMC 2000 – 2008
August 31, 2018

Passing of Robert A. Polivka

Robert A. Polivka

June 27th, 2018

Robert A. Polivka, Age 73, US Army Vietnam War Veteran, passed away on June 27, 2018. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Stec). Loving dad of Jeffrey (Laura) Polivka and Kathleen (Timothy) Jendrzejak. Dearest grandpa of Kyle Jendrzejak, Kevin Jendrzejak and Sarah Polivka. Cherished son of the late Helen and the late Richard Polivka. Dear brother of the late Richard Jr. (Donna) Polivka. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 3:00PM to 9:00PM at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois.

Funeral, THURSDAY, July 5, 2018, 8:45AM prayers to begin from the funeral home to Saint Patricia Church, 9040 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, Illinois for 9:30AM Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded.

Date of Services: July 5th, 2018

The Passing of Robert (Bob) Dickmeyer, 981st 70-71

Good Evening all, it is with sadness to alert you all to another loss.  Please keep family and friends in your prayers and thoughts.  I was alerted by Richard Cramer, 981st 70-71 about Bob’s passing.  There are two passages, one the local obituary and a personal note from Richard about Bob.

Robert “Bob” Dickmeyer(1948 – 2018)

Robert “Bob” Dickmeyer, 69, of Roseville, Calif., passed away July 6, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born November 8, 1948 to Herbert and Ruth (Rodekohr) Dickmeyer. Bob graduated from Battle Creek High School and was a Vietnam War veteran. Bob moved to California where he met and married his best friend, and a “California girl”, Debra.
Although Bob lived his life out in California, he never stopped living from the true roots of his Husker blood. Raising and teaching his family to love the Lord, work hard, don’t complain, and root on the Big Red every Saturday.
Bob is survived by Debra and sons Justin (Rachel) and Jason (Melissa), grandchildren Violet, Landon, Annabelle, Primrose, and Kailey. Mother, Ruth, of Battle Creek, brother, Jim (Marlys) of Palm City, Fla., sister, Jan Smith (Randy) of Lincoln and several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
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Published in Auburn Journal on July 13, 2018

Robert (Bob) Dickmeyer passed away July 6th 2018, 981st 70-71. Bob and I have been good friends since we meant on the flight from Fort Lewis to Fort Gordon to MP School in 1969. While in the Army we did everything together, after Nam we stayed in contact. He with his wife Debra had two sons and 5 grandkids. Obituary is on Loomis News. He will be missed.

Obituary for John G. Bokor, 981st 70-71

I got this from Idaho Press about John G. Bokor, 981st 70-71.
John Gaylord Bokor, 71, of Nampa, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at his home of natural causes. Funeral Home: Cremation Society of Idaho.

The below comment is from Dennis Thomas 981st 70-71.

SP4 John G. Bokor, 981st ’70-’71, died December 8, 2016 at his home in Nampa, Idaho from cancer.  He brought his shepherd King over from Lackland in early April 1970 and spent his tour in Cam Ranh Bay. His tour was shortened a few months by a compassionate transfer approval and he returned to CONUS and completed his duty at Fort Sam Houston.