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Vets who served in 51st Signal Battalion Korea

We will post in this area those that we have obituaries on or that we have information that they have passed. This information comes from relatives, friends and record searches that indicate they are deceased and may not be totally accurate, but if you find any errors PLEASE contact us so that we may correct them!

CSM Roger Babbie Obit

CSM (Ret) Roger E. Babbie, 86, of Sierra Vista passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at home with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Isolde (Jo), six children: Fred Babbie of Tucson, Ursula D'Angelo of Marlborough, Ma, Jeannine Brooks of Seattle Washington, Teresa Miranda of Sierra Vista, AZ, Chris Babbie of Tucson and Jennifer Azevedo of Nampa, Idaho. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, Gilbert, Carmen, Nicholas, Anthony, Lisa, Justin, Megan, Wyatt, Sean and Erin, and three great grand children, Marisella, Elijah and Zion. He is also survived by two sisters, Eileen Bisceglia of Danville, California, and Beverly Connors of St. Albans, Vermont.

Roger was born on May 12, 1928 in Swanton, Vermont, as one of eleven children of Frederick and Lena Babbie. He enlisted in the US Army in 1945 and attended Massachusetts State College, then the University of Vermont in the mechanical engineering program as part of the Army Specialized Training Program. He served in WWII and the Korea and Vietnam wars as infantry gunner and radio operations. Roger was stationed in a variety of locations including Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Camp Carson and Camp Hale, Colorado, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Niagara and Fort Devens, NY, and several cities in Germany including Augsburg, Bayreuth, Bremerhaven, Stuttgart, Mannheim and Pirmasens. He retired from the Army in 1978 as Command Sergeant Major at Fort Huachuca. He earned a number of medals, including Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service, Medal of Commendation, WWII Victory Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and Good Conduct Medal. After retirement he worked as a civilian for the Army for 13 years in the area of finance.

Roger was an avid golfer, skier and bowler, and spent much of his life as a coin collector. He was an active member of the Knight of Columbus, American Legion and charter member of the Sgt. Majors Association. He enjoyed sharing his life stories with family and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, January 13 at 12:00 PM at St. Andrew's the Apostle Catholic Church. Rosary will start at 11:30 AM also at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St Andrew's Catholic Church building fund or the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at hatfieldfh.com. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.

Maj Harold B. Demick Jr. Obit

Deceased Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Funeral services for Harold B. Demick, Jr., 78, will be held on Monday, December 26, 2011 at 1pm at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Rev. William Hart officiating. Burial will follow in theBayside Cemetery in Potsdam. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, December 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friends may make donations in his memory to either the Potsdam Rescue Squad or Hospice. Mr. Demick died peacefully in his home on December 21.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; four children, Mark and his wife, Mary of Reston, VA, Katherine of Concord, NH, Stephan and his wife, Mary of Freehold, NJ and Peter and his wife, Patrice of Charlotte, VT; and eight grandchildren, Elizabeth and her husband, David Moore, Caitlin Sise, Thomas Sise, Jr., Matthew Demick, Evan Demick, Taylor Demick, Palmer Demick, and Oliver Demick.

He was born in Newport, VT on February 6, 1933, Mr. Demick was the son of Harold B. Demick, Sr. and Elizabeth Henley Demick. He entered into the military service upon graduation from college. Upon his retirement, he had spent his career in the US Army Signal Corps and rose to the rank of Colonel. Mr. Demick diligently worked for the Town of Potsdam for 25 years including 8 years on the town council.

A man of great dignity and character, he will be missed not only by his family but all that knew him.

Harold B. Demick died peacefully in his home on December 21, 2011. Born in Newport, Vt., on February 6, 1933, Harold was the son of Harold B. Demick, Sr. and Elizabeth Henley Demick. Harold graduated from Norwich University with a bachelors degree in aviation administration. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Drill Team, Outing Club, Winter Carnival Committee, Radio Club, and Lambda Chi Alpha. Upon graduation, he entered into military service. Harold spent his career with the US Army Signal Corps and had acheived the rank of Colonel prior to his retirement. He diligently worked for the Town of Potsdam (N.Y.) for 25 years, including 8 years on the town council. He was a man of great dignity and character, and will be missed, not only by his family, but by all who knew him.

Funeral services for Harold were held on December 26, 2011, at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam. Burial followed at the Bayside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold's memory to either the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 700, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.

LTC Robert Burl Eddy (Death Record)

Birth: Mar. 30, 1927
Death: Dec. 25, 2003
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Robert Burl Eddy
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1927
Death Date: 25 Dec 2003
Service Start Date: 23 Oct 1950
Interment Date: 6 Jan 2004
Cemetery: Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 2617 Vinson Highway Milledgeville, GA 31061
Buried At: Section A Site 446 LTC Robert Burl Eddy

Social Security Death Index about Robert B. Eddy
Name: Robert B. Eddy
SSN: 577-32-3471
Last Residence: 31208 Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States of America
Born: 30 Mar 1927
Died: 25 Dec 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: District of Columbia (Before 1951)
Burial: Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA

Vermillion, Harold E. "Pete"

Summerfield - Harold E. "Pete" Vermillion died Friday, April 11, 2008. Mr. Vermillion was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a retired United Methodist Pastor, West Ohio Conference; USAR Chaplain retired; and also served Pine United Methodist Church, Fort McCoy; Christ United Methodist Church, Gainesville. He was on staff at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ocala. His hobbies were model railroading, bowling, and gardening and he was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Survivors include his wife, Jane; son, Paul, Toledo, OH; daughters, Karen (Scott) Wells, Bonita, CA; Rachel (A.J.) Betta, Pittsburg, PA; Amy Vermillion (Patty Stopek), Summerfield and three granddaughters. He was predeceased by Ellamay (Young) Vermillion; daughters, Arletta and Rosalie. A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17th at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ocala. Memorial contributions may be made to the church in lieu of flowers. HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, The Villages.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2008

SGM Wilfred E Dare

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 MerlinCollections Death: dd mm 1984 - Richmond Vital: date Residence: Richmond

Saburo Tanisaka

A memorial service for Saburo Tanisaka, 70-year-old, veteran of the U.S. Army, Tule Lake, Calif.-born Kibei Sansei, who passed away on Jan. 31, 2015 in Newport Beach, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance. Family requested that flowers be omitted.
(213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
He is survived by his wife, Nobuko Tanisaka; children, Ken and Janice Tanisaka; mother, Fumiko Tanisaka; siblings, Osamu Tanisaka, Rumi Nikkhah, Jun Tokuda, and Emi Nakamura; also survived by grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. ASN-Unit Ukn

Provided by Janice Tanisaka

SP5 Don E. Bright

Donald Edward Bright, 64, of Jackson Springs, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the VA Hospital, Durham.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at 1723 Belford Church Road, Jackson Springs.
Surgery Center Pinehurst

Mr. Bright grew up in Gaffney, S.C. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was self-employed as the owner of Shadow Hill Kennels and was a dog trainer.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Hammett Bright; a daughter, Ashley Hammett; a son, Casey Bright; three sisters.

Memorials may made to the American Shetland Sheepdog Association. Make checks payable to ASSA Foundation Inc. and mail to Al Bianchi, 500 Millstone Road, Chesapeake VA 23322.

SP5 Joseph Laufnick

Joseph Laufnick, age 64 passed away peacefully on Thursday September 10, 2015 at his home with his loving and devoted family at his side.

Born in Shenandoah Pennsylvania he resided in Parlin before moving to North Brunswick in 1994. Before his retirement in 2003 he was the owner of Laufnick Masonry Contractors in Parlin and North Brunswick which he operated for 30 years. Joseph’s company manufactured and installed commercial Laundromats and Dry Cleaners.

He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army in the 51st Signal Battalion. Joseph was a member of the North Brunswick American Legion Post 459, Edison Disabled American Veterans Post 52 and a communicant of St Augustine R. C. in Kendall Park.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years Joan Matthews Laufnick, his children Amanda McMahon and her husband Michael of Highland Park and Christopher Laufnick of North Brunswick and his loving grandchildren Michael, Cara and Colin.
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Gary Robinson

Gary was the Battalion Supply Sgt during 1967-68 period of time. His family provided information of his passing of cancer.

Marion R. Mighells

CWO3 M.R. Mighells was the Battalion Personnel Officer from 1967 to 1968. He last resided in Killabuck, NY and then moved to Florida where he died of cancer early in 2014.




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