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Cooney, Ed WAMPUS CAT

I am sorry to report the passing of one of the original “Wampus Cats” of World War II. Edward C. Cooney lost his battle with cancer and passed away 2 June 2011. Ed’s wife Elizabeth notified me by telephone today, 21 Sep 2011. Ed had been a Commo Sergeant during WWII with the 28th from […]

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Forsch, Jack I.

Honored Sir: It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of one of your members. His name was Jack I. Forsch member #2156 as of 2004. He earned the bronze star in WWII and the purple heart. He was involved in the Battle for Brest and the Huertgen Forest, where […]

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Harvey, Bill

Bill Harvey, age 68, of Colora, MD passed away on September 7, 2013. Bill was born on August 1, 1945 in Richmond, VA to the late William D. and Madge A. (Taylor) Harvey. 
Bill worked as a stockmaker and made a name for himself internationally as a maker of fine gunstocks. He proudly served in […]

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Navarro, James P. 1SG USA (Ret.)

We were notified of the passing of a fellow Black Lion who served in Viet Nam Co A 1/28th Inf. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family of 1SG Navarro. James was a proud member of the 28th Infantry Association Black Lions. Below is the Obituary from the San Antonio Newspapers: 1st Sgt. […]

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Pangburn, Lonnie Alan

One of our founding members, Lonnie Pangburn, his beloved wife Lou Anne informed us, passed away recently. Lonnie, who was one of the original members of the first Board of Directors of the 28th Infantry Association along with COL Ed Burke, has passed away on 10 June 2013. Below is the Obituary that Lou sent […]

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Patton Jr., Glenn G.

Glenn G. Patton Jr. who served with A 1/28 February 1968 to February 1969 passed away last Friday 9 Sep 2011. He will be buried in Ocala, FL on Thursday 15 Sep 2011. A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on 15 Sep 11 with the funeral afterwards. His obituary is shown on the […]

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Peters, Glenn M. LTC

Very sad news has been received from Cindy Peters of the death of Black Lion LTC Glenn M. Peters, USA(Ret.). Glenn passed away on 9 September 2011. For those of you who didn’t know Glenn he was tthe XO of 2/28th in Viet Nam from about January 1969 to July 1969 under then LTC Leroy […]

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Rowland, Ernest

Brandon Boatright has informed us of the passing of a former Black Lion, Ernest Rowland. Ernest was already a Veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Purple Heart when he joined the Black Lions in Viet Nam. His Obituary is below. I do not have any information on exactly which unit Ernest served […]

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Swink, Henry Dale

Jason Blanchard, the Nephew of Henry Dale Swink has informed us of his passing on 25 January 2012 in Winters, California. Henry was a Medic with C 2/28. Jason would love to be contacted by anyone who served with his Uncle and his email address is: jblanchard67@hotmail.com

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