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Robert F. Funkhouser
Died 19 October 2014
Posted (12 December 2014)

Robert F. Funkhouser
Died: 19 October 2014

Robert F. Funkhouser, 92, of Rantoul passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Sunday (Oct. 19, 2014).

Also surviving are a daughter, Karen (Miles) Canada of Saratoga, Calif.; four grandchildren, Marlana (Chad) Smith of Rantoul, Marshall Quick of Rantoul, Katharine Canada of Saratoga, Calif., and Kevin Canada of Hillsboro, Ore.; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Smith and Madelyn Smith; and three step-great-grandchildren, Paul Quick, Kyle Quick and Courtney Crossland.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Irene Quick and Myra Funkhouser; two sisters; and a brother.

Robert served in World War II with the 1st Cavalry in the U.S. Army. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal and two Bronze Battle Stars.

He retired from the Rantoul City Schools after 15 years of service. He was a member of the Rantoul American Legion and a lifetime member of the Illinois Odd Fellows. He loved woodworking, working in the yard and spending time with his family.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

John L. Lorton
May 5, 1930 August 17, 2014
Posted (7 September 2014)

John L. Lorton age 84 of Mentor, Ohio for the last 47 years formerly of Mt. Zion, IL and Citrus Park in Bonita Springs, FL, died Sunday August 17, 2014 at Hospice House in Cleveland, OH. He was born May 5, 1930 in Holliday, IL.

Mr. Lorton was a Planning and Tooling Supervisor for Caterpillar in Decatur, IL and Mentor, OH for 39 years until his retirement in 1986.

Mr. Lorton was a longtime member of Mentor United Methodist Church. He was a Purple Heart recipient while serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VHW Post # 109 Mentor on the Lake. John played senior softball in Citrus Park, FL for 25 years up until his 82nd birthday. He enjoyed woodworking and golf.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Jean (Pauley) Lorton, children Barbara (Rev. Robert) Thompson of Chandler, AZ, Patricia (Warren) Pitzer of Mentor, OH, Jerry (Angel) Lorton of New Bern, NC and Robert (Diane) Lorton of Beavercreek, OH, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sisters Marlene O Donnell of Decatur, IL, Nell (Dennis) Petty of Beecher City, IL and Many nieces and nephews.

Preceding John in death are his parents: Roy E. and Ethel Lorton, siblings: Hilda Durbin, Ellen Scammahorn, Larry Joe Lorton and Paul Dean Lorton.

The funeral service will be 10 am Saturday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH. The family will receive friends Friday 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be Mentor Cemetery, Mentor.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110 or Mentor United Methodist Church 8600 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060.

Friends are invited to offer condolences at

[Webmaster s note.] John was a member of G Company, 8th Cav Regt during the Korean War.

Deceased 31 May 2014
(Posted 14 June 2014)

TRAPNELL FRANKLIN WATERS TRAPNELL, JR. COL. USA (Ret) COL (R) Franklin "Buck" Waters Trapnell Jr., 77, died Saturday, May 31 2014, of a heart attack while visiting family in Richmond, Virginia. Buck was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Emily Willson Rieman Smith, and Franklin Waters Trapnell. He grew up largely in Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria after World War II during the military occupation and Berlin Blockade and Airlift where he attended German, Austrian, and American schools and unofficially assisted his father with his work for the OSS/CIA against East German and Soviet intelligence. Rising ultimately to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army, he volunteered for two combat tours in Vietnam, during which he fought in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, made popular in the book turned Hollywood film "We Were Soldiers.

He went on to spearhead the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, with which the battalion he later commanded was first to be equipped. He retired from active duty in 1990 after 34 years of service, just two days before Iraq invaded Kuwait which he considered to be exceptionally bad timing. He is still remembered by his former soldiers as a hard-nosed, tactically savvy commander of unimpeachable professional integrity and a genuinely caring mentor. Buck married Elizabeth Florence Rich Flannery in Baltimore on July 26, 1957, and went on to raise five children with her. Many of their children and grandchildren were inspired by his devoted service to likewise serve in the Army as infantrymen, a tanker, a medic and an attack pilot. One fought in the first Gulf War. Two have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. His devotion to his family was absolute and his service to his country was an extension of that dedication to duty. .

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, Virginia Funeral services will take place 11 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212. COL Trapnell will then be laid to rest next to his brother amongst fellow veterans in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093.Funeral services will take place 11 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212. COL Trapnell will then be laid to rest next to his brother amongst fellow veterans in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093.

COL (Ret) Franklin W. Buck Trapnell, who served in D Company, 2-8th Cavalry 1965-66 and HHC, 2-8th Cavalry in 1966

Dean Goens
Died 14 March 2014
Posted (5 June 2014)

Dean Goens
Died: 14 March 2014

Dean Goens of La Porte, Indiana, who served with the 8th Cavalry in Vietnam from around May 1968-69. Unfortunately this lady did not know with which Company. His Funeral was in March as he had passed away 3-14-14 and he will be interned at Madison Memorial Cemetery in Indiana on 6-21-14 at 10:30AM.

CW4 (Ret) Carl W. Moreland, G Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Deceased 1 June 2014, Age 81
(Posted 5 June 2014)

CW4 Carl W. Moreland, United States Army (retired), 81 of Canton, OH died peacefully in the home on Sunday, June 1, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Born in Wooster, OH on July 11, 1932 to the late Sherman and Ethel (Earl) Moreland, he is preceded in death by siblings Russell and Edward Piper, Sherman Moreland Jr, Ida Fox, Ethel Meier, and Beatrice Emory. Carl is joyfully reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven with his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, the late Polly (Thorpe) Moreland. Beloved Father to Patti O'Malley of Louisville, OH, Carl (the late Brenda) Moreland, Jr. of Louisville, OH, Cynthia (James) Brownlee of Bolivar, OH, and Russell (Tonee) Moreland of Greentown, OH.

Carl graduated in 1950 from Carrollton High School, and devoted his 20 year military career to serving his country in both Korea and Viet Nam where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal. CW4 Moreland was a member of G Co, 8th Cav Regt (Inf) from Nov 1950 to Nov 1951. Carl was the embodiment of the quintessential loyal 8th Cav trooper member in doing whatever he could to build and promote; tirelessly working as a Life Member of the 8th US Cavalry Regiment Association by holding key association officer positions. He was instrumental in the forming and approval of the association's current officially recognized and respected status. He was the first recipient of the Association's Davis Award for his outstanding service and support. Carl always went the extra mile to serve, and will be sorely missed by all who served with him on active duty and the 8th US cavalry Regiment Association. .

Carl served for numerous years as secretary/treasurer, historian, webmaster and board member. He was a devoted and active member of Beechwood Christian Church (on Easton!) in Alliance, OH, past master of three Masonic lodges and was a member of the Scottish Rite and American Legion Post 432 in Waynesburg, OH

Internment will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH with full military honors. Special thanks to Dr. Randall Harris and Mercy Medical Center Hospice for the outstanding care provided to Carl during his illness.

In order to continue Christ's healing ministry, the family wishes that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Mercy Hospice

Family and friends may call at the Reed Funeral Home (Canton Chapel) Saturday from 2 to 4:00 PM with Masonic services at 1:45PM and funeral services at 4:00PM officiated by Minister Mark Black. Following cremation, internment will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH with full military honors. "Amos is waiting for Kingfish and Red Rider on the trail to Fiddlers' Green". .

Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at click here

Family notification of positive DNA match April 29, 2014

(Posted 18 May 2014)
Sgt. Richard Archambeault Company L 3rd Battalion 8th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division Died Nov. 1-2, 1950

Services are in the planning stages. Funeral will be in Salisbury, Maryland within the next 3 weeks.. .

More Info will be posted as we get it

SP3 (T) Paul R Hart, SR
Deceased 26 MAY 2012
(Posted 20 MARCH 2014)

SP3 (T) Paul R Hart, SR My Father was SP3 (T) Paul R Hart, SR (b. 3 FEB 1936 in Branchdale, PA and d. 26 MAY 2012 in Breckenridge, CO). He enlisted in the US Army on 12 JAN 1954 at Philadelphia, PA and went to BCT at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. After which he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Div. After serving in Korea during the latter part of the war, he was transferred to Co F, 8th CAV REGT, 1st CAV DIV and was stationed in Japan. He was honorably discharged on28 DEC , 1956 but was listed as USAR until 11 JAN, 1962.

Among his awards were Expert Rifle, National Defense Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. .

During his time as the President of the Association the plaques with the names of our fallen were added to the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel. He was a great Association President and a great man who will be missed by all who knew him.

He was buried with full military honors at Lewis Cemetery in Willards, MD on Saturday 2 June, 2012 by Cavalry Troopers from the 158th Cavalry Regt Maryland National Guard. My Father was a second generation soldier and currently we have 4 generations of soldiers on his side of the family with over 12 soldiers from my Grand Fathers on down.

Harvey H. Montoya
Deceased 10,September 2013 , Age 82
(Posted 10 January 2014)
Harvey H. Montoya (1930 - 2013) Our father was born in Artesia, New Mexico on December 15, 1930 and was called to our creator on September 10, 2013 at the age of 82, he was surrounded by his loving family. Harvey was an honored Korean War Veteran and Master Sergeant Army 48th AIB, 1st Cav. Division, 8th Cav. Regiment. He was recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Korean Medal of Honor and unit citation including other military service awards. He was also a member of the American Legion. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; Erineo and Casimira Montoya, sisters; Dominga Montoya, Patsy Andrade, brothers; Manuel, Louie ,Fred Montoya and his son Harvey L. Montoya Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elva L. Montoya. 1 son: Eddy Montoya. 2 Daughters: Tina Felix and Anna Weimer. 6 grandchildren: Edward Montoya Sr., Jennifer Montoya, Erik Thiessen, Andrew Thiessen, Andria Lewis and DeAndre Lewis. 3 great grandchildren: Neveah Montoya, Cardell Lewis and Edward Montoya Jr. 1 sister: Laura Gomez. 5 Brothers: Juan, Frank, Catarino, Joe and Tito Montoya along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment at St. Anne's Cemetery in Porterville, CA. .

Carl T. Wohlbier (1931 - 2014) , 8th Cavalry Regiment
Deceased on January 5, 2014 Age 82
(Posted 10 January 2014)
Carl was born December 14, 1931 to the late Walter Sr. and Thora (Thompson) Wohlbier in Chippewa Falls, WI. He grew up there, attended the local grade school and graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1949.

Carl was inducted into the US Army in May 31, 1949. He served his country proudly during the Korean War and was honorably discharged August 7, 1952. Following his military service, Carl worked as a commission highway surveyor before attending the University of Eau Claire. In 1954, he transferred to Central State Teacher College (UWSP) and graduated with a degree in conservation and general science in 1958. During his time at the university, Carl was a charter member of the Siasefi.. .

He is preceded in death by his children, Kristin Winebrenner & Erik Wohlbier; and siblings, Charlotte Severson, Walter Wohlbier Jr., Ethel Clark, & Richard Wohlbier.

A Service, Commemorating his Life, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St Paul's United Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place in Runkle Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Paul's United Methodist Church or Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Online condolences may be made at click here

COL (Ret) James L. Stone, F Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Deceased 9 November 2012, Age 89
(Posted 13 November 2012)
Col. James L. Stone, 89, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his home November 9, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Service: A memorial service will be held for Stone Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center St. Arlington, TX 76010

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Col. Stone's name to Hospice Plus, 3100 McKinnon Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75201 or the First United Methodist Church in Arlington for their building fund. .

President Dwight D. Eisenhower presented Col. James L. Stone with the Congressional Medal of Honor at the White House on October 27, 1953.

Wilford Clay Hayden
Deceased 20 September 2012
(Posted 24 September 2012)
1st SGT Wilford "Will" C., Med Co., 2-8th CAV., '50-'52

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia to Victor and Eunice Hayden, Will shed his earthly body on September 20, 2012, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters, one grandson, and one great grandson. .

Will is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Kiyono (Kay) Hayden; daughter Carolyn (Carl) Finch; sons Russell (Erin) Hayden and Wesley Hayden; seven grandchildren; two great grandsons; a sister, Virginia Ripperger; and many nieces and nephews.

Will was very proud to serve his country for 20 years in the Army as a soldier and medic. He served in the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. He was also proud that his birthday coincided with Flag Day and the Army's Anniversary. He retired from the Vancouver School District after 20 years.

Will touched many people during his life. He was a member of numerous carving clubs, Scottish Rite, the Masonic Lodge, and also served as the Rainbow Dad for Vancouver Assembly No. 41.

Donations made in his name to the Clark County, Washington Salvation Army or the Ray Hickey Hospice House, are greatly appreciated.

COL (Ret) John T. Hodes
Deceased 9 April 2012
(Posted 12 April 2012)
I sadly report the death of COL (Ret) John T. Hodes who served as the President of the 1st Cavalry Division Association from 2000-2002. Jack died at his home on Monday, 9 April. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church yesterday and he will be interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in a private ceremony. His obituary will be published in the May/June issue of SABER.

Jack served with D Company and F Company of the 8th Cavalry Regiment during the Korean War. .

During his time as the President of the Association the plaques with the names of our fallen were added to the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel. He was a great Association President and a great man who will be missed by all who knew him.

Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alma, a sister, and 8 children.

Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon
Deceased Nov. 1, 1950
(Posted 4 April 2012)

Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon of Rochester, N.Y., will be buried April 11, at Arlington National Cemetery. On Nov. 1, 1950, Glennon, and the G Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, were holding a defensive position along the Nammyon River near Unsan, North Korea, when they were attacked by Chinese forces. Glennon was listed as missing in action following the heavy fighting. .

In April 2007, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) handed over six boxes of remains of American service members to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, who were visiting North Korea. The remains had been recovered from areas near Unsan, where Glennon had been lost.

Metal identification tags bearing Glennon s name, and other material evidence were included with the remains. To identify the remains, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools such as dental records and mitochondrial DNA -- which matched Glennon s cousins.

Today, more than 7,900 Americans remain unaccounted-for from the Korean War. Identifications continue to be made from the remains that were returned to the United States, using forensic and DNA technology.

SSG Gary D. Wilson, D Co., 1-8th CAV, 1967-68 and 15th Admin Company
Deceased 4 January 2012, Age 65
(Posted 26 January 2012)
He was born August 19, 1946 in Cambridge, son of the late Homer Delmar Wilson and Faye (Briggs) Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a US Army veteran, having served during Vietnam. He earned the rank of sergeant during his service time. .

SSG Gary D. Wilson, D Co., 1-8th CAV,

1LT Andrew G. Tsimpides
112th Cavalry
Deceased on 19 September,2011
(Posted 27 October 2011)

. Born August 16, 1917, of Birmingham, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011. He was a World War II Cavalry veteran. He was a Professional Wrestling Manager for Gorgeous George and Manager for World Strong Man Paul Anderson. He was the co-owner of the 5 O'clock Club and the Crazy Horse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Tsimpides, a sister Christine Tsimpides, and two brothers, Teddy Tsimpides and Lycurgus Tsimpides. He is survived by his sons, Danny (Tammy) Tsimpides, of Adamsville, Michael (Sherry) Tsimpides, of Helena, AL, four grandchildren, Danielle Tsimpides, Stephen Tsimpides, Christian Tsimpides, and Madison Tsimpides, three sisters, Lilly Babakitis, of Arizona, Cleo Costas, and Mary Jebeles, both of Albertville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

1LT Andrew G. Tsimpides died on 19 September. Andy first rode with the 8th Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1938 and to the best of my knowledge he served with them until 1944 when he was assigned to the 112th Cavalry. There may have been a gap in there but not sure.

Andy made several reunions always wearing his uniform and bringing his saddle for display.

Webmaster note Honor & Courage

SFC Benny Don Rogers
I Company, 3-8th Cavalry,
killed on 2 November 1950
(Posted 27 October, 2011)

The remains of SFC Benny Don Rogers, who was a Corporal assigned to I Company, 3-8th Cavalry, was killed on 2 November 1950 at Unsan. His body has been recovered and identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors in November. The date of this is not confirmed but will likely be between 11-19 November. I am in contact with the officer who is serving as the Casualty Assistance Officer for the family and the funeral will be in Texas and will likely be supported by the Rear Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division. I will provide more details as they are passed to me..

Update 4 November 2011

Planeside Ceremony Info (Arrival to the US): DFW Airport at 0715 CST, 10 NOV 2011, Thursday. American Airlines flight# 102 from Hawaii.

Funeral Info: Willow Springs Baptist Church and Cemetery at 1400 CST, 12 NOV 2011, Saturday. 11544 FM 59 South, Athens, TX 75751

CPT Adrian Vasquez 843-324-5691

CPL Lester Urban
I Company and HQ, 3-8th Cavalry from 1950-1951
Deceased July 23, 2011, Age 78
(Posted 27 October,2011)
Lester Urban, age 78 of Kermit, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Warfield. Born October 13,1932 in Wise, Virginia, he was the son of the late Joseph Urban and Lillian Wills Urban. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Walter Urban; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two sons, Gregory (Theresa) Urban of Lenore and Roger Dale Urban also of Lenore; two daughters, Vickie Urban and Larry Dale Samson of Kermit and Theresa (Randy) Hatfield of Trace Creek, West Virginia; one brother, Danny Urban of Columbus; three sisters, Shirley Jarrell of Tennessee, Ione Urban of Virginia and Julia Hunley of Lenore; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a very decorated Korean War Veteran.


SP-4 Edward C. Kotch
Died 29 June 2011
Posted (19 August 2011)

Edward C. Kotch
Died: 29 June 2011 EDWARD CHARLES KOTCH Edward Charles Kotch, 65, of Magnolia Greens, Leland, NC, died June 29, 2011, after a valiant 18- month fight against cancer. Ed is survived by his wife Sandy of Leland, and his brothers, Leonard, Jr., John, and Robert of Florida. He was predeceased by his parents, Leonard Stephen and Verna Buben Kotch. A Vietnam War veteran, Ed proudly served in the 1st Cavalry Division from 1965-1968. He was a retired federal employee. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, with a memorial service following at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Michael Davis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be made to the family at Atlantic Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC


Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez
Died 10 July 2011
Posted (12 July 2011)

Steven L. Talamantez
Died: 10 July 2011

Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez, 34, of Laredo, Texas, died July 10, in Al Amarah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

For more information, the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9398/9400 or 254-449-1824.

Aurelio "Roy" Salas
Died 21 June 2011
Posted (25 June 2011)

Posted this page 21 June 2011
Aurelio "Roy" Salas
Died: 25 June 2011

Aurelio "Roy" Salas, 81, a real estate broker of Visalia passed away Tues., June 21, 2011. A Service to be determined will be held in the Whittier area next week. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Sat., June 25, 2011 at Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel and to be scheduled next week in the Whittier area. Burial to be scheduled at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier CA next week. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Larry Summers
Died 22 May 2011
Posted (25 May 2011)

Posted this page 25 May 2011
Larry K. Summers
Died: 22 May 2011

Summers, Larry K. Sunday, May 22, 2011. Dear father of Ian and Eric Summers; dear grandfather of Dominic Summers; dear son of the late Noble and Margaret Summers; dear brother of William and Wayne Summers; our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Mr. Summers was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served his country in Vietnam as a member of the 1st Calvary Division and a recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Contributions to Wounded Warriors Foundation appreciated. Visitation Friday 5-9 p.m.

Mike W. (Mouse) McGhie
Died 20 May 2011
Posted (23 May 2011)

Posted this page 20 May 2011
Mike w. (Mouse) McGhie
Died: 20 May 2011

Mike (Mouse) McGhie Vice President of the 8th Cavalry Regiment an Leader of the D 2/8 Angry Skipper passed away at the 8th Cavalry Regiment Reunion at fort Benning around the people that he loved .

Funeral Service Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 10:00 AM Palm Eastern Mortuary 7600 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 | (702)464-8500

Webmaster's note: He was loved by all an always will be. (A friend to all who knew him)

Saunders,Frank Williams
Died 28 February 2011
Posted (16 March 2011)

Posted this page 16 March 2011
Saunders Frank Williams
Died: 28 February 2011

SAUNDERS, Frank William, was at last taken off the extra list, when he was called on a deadhead run to heaven February 28, 2011. Frank "FW" was born April 18, 1925 on his grandfather Jennings's farm in Halifax, Va. He was the first born child of Frank and Virginia Saunders. Frank began his railroad career with the Virginian Railway and stayed with the company through its mergers with the Norfolk & Western and Norfolk Southern, retiring as a conductor with 43 years of service. F.W. served with the Occupational Forces in Japan, U.S. Army 8th Cavalry. He married his wife, Julia, on February 15, 1946, and 11 days later boarded a troop train headed west. The lovesick soldier turned 21 in Yokohoma, Japan. Frank and Julia went on to celebrate 65 years of marriage. He thought her pretty as a "speckled puppy" throughout their time together. Frank was a lifetime member of the United Transportation Union and the Veterans of Foreign Wars., Post 9954. He was a member for over 50 years of Masonic Lodge 304 and the Woodmen of the World, Lodge 136. He was a loyal Democrat since he witnessed his father's excitement over Franklin Roosevelt's first term. Frank was an avid Cleveland Indians fan through their good years and their bad. He is survived by his devoted wife, Julia Dunigan Saunders; his daughters, Augustine Allen and Dywana Saunders-Confroy; son-in-law, Bill Confroy Jr.; grandchildren, Taylor Allen, Cabel Allen and the twins, Liam and Carrington Confroy. He is also survived by his sisters, Florence Moon and Lillian Rudd. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bobby Dawson. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Victoria Rescue Squad or the Victoria Baptist Church. Memorial services were held March 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Victoria Baptist Church, Victoria, Va. Staples Funeral Home, 434-696-5502.

Webmaster's note: Saunders Frank Williams was a member of C Troop, 8th Cav Regiment 1946.

LTC (Ret) Theodore S. Danielsen
Died: 28 January 2011
Age 75
(Posted 31 Januray 2011)

(Alphagators) My father considered you all family and was proud to have commanded such a great group of soldiers.

Myrtle Beach Lt. Col. Theodore S. "Ted" Danielsen (USA Ret.) Lt. Col. Theodore S. "Ted" Danielsen age 75, died Friday January 28, 2011 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital. Born in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, he was a son of the late Heyward and Helen Danielsen, Sr. Col. Danielsen graduated from Batesburg-Leesville High School and was a 1960 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. Col. Danielsen retired from the US Army after 27 years of service. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was the recipient of the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor. Col. Danielsen was a member at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Chancel Choir and taught Sunday school. He was also a member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Cynthia (Lane) of Myrtle Beach; a daughter Lane Danielsen of Columbia, SC; a son Christopher Danielsen of Baltimore, MD; two brothers Heyward R. (Danny) Danielsen of Lexington, SC, L. Allen Danielsen of Gilbert, SC; step-brothers Lewis Mitchell Jr. of Holden Beach, NC, John Mitchell of Batesburg-Leesville, SC; a step-sister MarBeth Brabham of Valdosta, GA and many nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends Monday, January 31, 2011 from 6:00- 8:00 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander officiating. The inurnment will take place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Fort Jackson. The family asks that memorials be sent to Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Sign a guestbook at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lane Danielsen

Webmaster Note:He commanded A Company, 1-8th Cavalry at Fort Benning and Vietnam in 1965-1966.

New Webmaster
For Our Web Site !!!
(Posted 8 January 2011

We now have a new Webmaster for our web site, www.8Cavalry.Org. Trooper Juan Fernandez has been working with Webmaster Reese for awhile now, and has stepped up to the plate to continue in Reese's place.

As you all know, Juan is also the President of our organization, and has been at the helm since being elected at the 2010 Reunion, Canton, OH. We owe our thanks to Juan for accepting these additional duties, duties that will add to the burdened schedule he already maintains.

In addition to Juan's presidential email address of President@8Cavalry.Org he now sports an additional one, Webmaster11@8Cavalry.Org so use the latter for commo concerning the web site.

Whitey Reese developed the Association's web site about ten years ago and has maintained it since. He say's it is now time to try his luck sitting on a river bank, fishing pole at finger tips instead of a keyboard!! He will no longer be using the address Webmaster@8Cavalry.Org, so switch any mail to him to EReese@8Cavalry.Org.