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Dec 7, 1941;
Charles R. Ogle, F1C; USS Oklahoma; Navy;
Richard "Wayne" Ogle
George T. Gilbert
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
Alice Potts, (Chicken Hawk) AM Legion post 250, Air Force Nurse
RICHARD "WAYNE" OGLE, 87, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Hospice
of Volusia/ Flagler in Port Orange, of pancreatic cancer.
|On April 20, 2010 Wayne
Ogle joined that vast host of our Ogle ancestors who have left their
footprints in our lives and upon our hearts. |
Our beloved President Emeritus and dear friend leaves behind, a legacy that will provide light and inspiration for our unfinished journey—a journey that will be made much better because we have had the tremendous blessing of knowing such a great example of the best that man can achieve.
Wayne’s influence will forever be felt in the lives of those of us who knew and loved him. His devoted service—a true “labor of love”—to the Ogle/Ogles Family Association will be evidenced in the life of every person in the future who takes upon themselves the noble and sacred search that will lead them to know “from whence they came.”
Please continue to keep Lung and others of Wayne’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
(Funeral Arrangements: Family members report that the visitation is at 9:00 a.m. and the funeral at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24th at Leppert Funeral Home, 900 Range Line Road, Carmel, Indiana. His obituary from the Daytona News Journal has been attatched to this email.)
October 15, 2012:|
George T. Gilbert, 89, of Whitehall, formerly of Allentown, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 in St. Lukes Hospital, Allentown, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dora E. (Schappell) Gilbert. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Elsie R. (Kelchner) Gilbert.
George was a World War II veteran, serving with the Army Air Corps. Mr. Gilbert was a member of the IWSA (I Was Shot At) and the China-Burma-India Veterans Assoc.
George was an electrician at Bethlehem Steel for 20 years. He later became an Electronics Teacher at William Allen High School and later at Lehigh County Vocational Technical School in Schnecksville for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of Jordan U.C.C., Allentown, where he was one of the old-fashioned electricians. He had been a member of the former Trinity U.C.C. in Allentown and was a former Pack Leader of Cub Scout Pack #37.
Mr. Gilbert was a member of the Lunch Bunch, which was the former Slatington AARP. He was also a member of the Retired School Teachers Assoc. and the Whitehall Lions Club. He was a former member of the Lions of South Whitehall. Survivors: Sons: Jeffrey G. Gilbert and his wife Carol L. of Whitehall, Daniel M. Gilbert and his wife Linda K. Hamman of Allentown; grandchildren: James M. Gilbert, John M. Gilbert and his wife Christine L., Deanna J. Hamman; great-granddaughter, Paige M. Gilbert. George was predeceased by brothers Bill and Humphrey and by sisters Althea, Dorothy and Vera.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jordan U.C.C., 1837 Church Rd., Allentown 18104. Call 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephensfuneral.com. Contributions: To Jordan U.C.C. or Whitehall Lions Club, 730 7th St., Whitehall 18052. .Published in Morning Call on October 17, 2012
| Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
'Epitomized the 'duty, service, country' creed that has defended our freedom'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday, December 27, 2012. He was 78.
A sister of Schwarzkopf, Ruth Barenbaum of Middlebury, Vt., said that he died in Tampa, Fla., from complications from pneumonia. "We're still in a state of shock," she said by phone. "This was a surprise to us all."
A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.
He served in his last military assignment in Tampa as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.
Schwarzkopf became "CINC-Centcom" in 1988 and when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait three years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, he commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.
"Gen. Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the 'duty, service, country' creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises," Bush said in a statement. "More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend."
At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf — a self-proclaimed political independent — rejected suggestions that he run for office, and remained far more private than other generals, although he did serve briefly as a military commentator for NBC.
While focused primarily in his later years on charitable enterprises, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000 but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, saying he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and Pentagon predicted. In early 2003 he told the Washington Post the outcome was an unknown:
"What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That's a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan," he said.
Initially Schwarzkopf had endorsed the invasion, saying he was convinced that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had given the United Nations powerful evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. After that proved false, he said decisions to go to war should depend on what U.N. weapons inspectors found.
He seldom spoke up during the conflict, but in late 2004, he sharply criticized then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for mistakes that included inadequate training for Army reservists sent to Iraq and for erroneous judgments about Iraq.
"In the final analysis I think we are behind schedule. … I don't think we counted on it turning into jihad (holy war)," he said in an NBC interview.
U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands near a tank during Operation Desert Storm on Jan. 12, 1991 in Saudi Arabia.
Schwarzkopf, 78, died on Dec. 27 of complications from pneumonia in Tampa, Fla. Bob Daugherty,
Schwarzkopf was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Trenton, N.J., where his father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., founder and commander of the New Jersey State Police, was then leading the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnap case, which ended with the arrest and 1936 execution of German-born carpenter Richard Hauptmann for stealing and murdering the famed aviator's infant son.
The elder Schwarzkopf was named Herbert, but when the son was asked what his "H'' stood for, he would reply, "H." Although reputed to be short-tempered with aides and subordinates, he was a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who didn't like "Stormin' Norman" and preferred to be known as "the Bear," a sobriquet given him by troops.
He also was outspoken at times, including when he described Gen. William Westmoreland, the U.S. commander in Vietnam, as "a horse's ass" in an AP interview.
As a teenager Norman accompanied his father to Iran, where the elder Schwarzkopf trained the country's national police force and was an adviser to Reza Pahlavi, the young Shah of Iran.
Young Norman studied there and in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, then followed in his father's footsteps to West Point, graduating in 1956 with an engineering degree. After stints in the U.S. and abroad, he earned a master's degree in engineering at the University of Southern California and later taught missile engineering at West Point.
In 1966 he volunteered for Vietnam and served two tours, first as a U.S. adviser to South Vietnamese paratroops and later as a battalion commander in the U.S. Army's Americal Division. He earned three Silver Stars for valor — including one for saving troops from a minefield — plus a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and three Distinguished Service Medals.
While many career officers left military service embittered by Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was among those who opted to stay and help rebuild the tattered Army into a potent, modernized all-volunteer force.
After Saddam invaded Kuwait in August 1990, Schwarzkopf played a key diplomatic role by helping to persuade Saudi Arabia's King Fahd to allow U.S. and other foreign troops to deploy on Saudi territory as a staging area for the war to come. On Jan. 17, 1991, a five-month buildup called Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied aircraft attacked Iraqi bases and Baghdad government facilities. The six-week aerial campaign climaxed with a massive ground offensive on Feb. 24-28, routing the Iraqis from Kuwait in 100 hours before U.S. officials called a halt.
Schwarzkopf said afterward he agreed with Bush's decision to stop the war rather than drive to Baghdad to capture Saddam, as his mission had been only to oust the Iraqis from Kuwait. But in a desert tent meeting with vanquished Iraqi generals, he allowed a key concession on Iraq's use of helicopters, which later backfired by enabling Saddam to crack down more easily on rebellious Shiites and Kurds.
While he later avoided the public second-guessing by academics and think tank experts over the ambiguous outcome of Gulf War I and its impact on Gulf War II, he told The Washington Post in 2003, "You can't help but… with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, 'Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn't be facing what we are facing today.'"
After retiring from the Army in 1992, Schwarzkopf wrote a best-selling autobiography, "It Doesn't Take A Hero." Of his Gulf war role, he said, "I like to say I'm not a hero. I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war." He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and honored with decorations from France, Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.
Schwarzkopf was a national spokesman for prostate cancer awareness and for Recovery of the Grizzly Bear, served on the Nature Conservancy board of governors and was active in various charities for chronically ill children.
"I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I'm very proud of that," he once told the AP. "But I've always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I'd like to think I'm a caring human being. … It's nice to feel that you have a purpose."
Schwarzkopf and his wife, Brenda, had three children: Cynthia, Jessica and Christian.
In Memorial :
Alice Potts, (Chicken Hawk) passed away after a short illness on 31 Oct. She was an Air force Veteran, Nurse, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Former President of the Auxiliary at American Legion Post 250.
Her love of family, veterans, and community will not soon be forgotten. There will be a Memorial Service 16 Nov. 2013 at 2pm at the Post. Covered dishes appreciated.