|Posted by Dave McCloud on April 15, 2016 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Dolphus Leon “Pete” Belch, 86, of 1734 Rocky Hock Landing Road, Edenton, NC, died Monday, March 21, 2016 in Washington County Hospital, Plymouth.
Mr. Belch was born in Bertie County on January 6, 1930, and was the son of the late William Thomas and Mary Pierce Belch. A retired service technician with Sears, he was a member of Rocky Hock Baptist Church, had retired after 20 years of service with the Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad where he served as Captain of Unit 3, and many years played the steel guitar in both “The Rocky Hock Rebels” and at David’s Red Barn. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he had retired from the North Carolina National Guard with the rank of Sergeant First Class after more than 22 years of combined service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Netia Smithwick, Inez Cowan, Vivian Layton, and Mae James; by brothers, Lloyd, Jarvis, and Waverly Belch; and by a daughter-in-law, Dawn Belch.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mary Lou Peele Belch; three sons, Douglas Belch and wife Sandra, Wade Belch, and Tim Belch and wife Carla, all of Edenton; a sister, Cornelia Privott of Currituck; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, and will be officiated by his pastor, Dr. James Horton. Burial with military honors will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family in the funeral home the hour prior to services, and all other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), or to the building fund of Rocky Hock Baptist Church, 113 Rocky Hock Church Road, Edenton, NC 27932.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.
|Posted by Dave McCloud on March 31, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Obituary for Thomas E Forbes
Thomas E. Forbes, 86, of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Lisbon United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Tom Mattson. Family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the church. Burial at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; children, Catherine (Dennis) Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Lynne (Kelly) Logan, Carol Henry and Daniel Henry both of Navarre, Florida; three grandsons, Mike and Matt Logan, and Erik Smith; granddaughter, Cassidy (Bobby) Henry Pearson; and great-granddaughter, Bailee Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; infant sister; and his first wife, Evelyn.
Thomas was born on June 16, 1929, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at his home on Father’s Day and was delivered by his father. He was the son of Harcourt and Cathryn Forbes. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947. Thomas married Nancy Henry on June 13, 1987, in E Alton, Illinois. He worked for Link Belt as a parts manager and also at Skogman Realty, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Lisbon United Methodist Church, a life member of both the VFW Post #9722 and American Legion Post #480, a 40 year member of Mt. Vernon Lodge #112 AF & AM and Bauman’s Coffee Club. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Lisbon United Methodist Church “Stained Glass Window Fund” or to the Mt. Vernon American Legion “Veterans Memorial Fund”.
|Posted by Rodney Ramsey on January 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
To all Association members and friends: please be advised that your reunion committee is planning this 100th anniversary event to take place at Watertown, NY from September 20 through 23 of 2016. This reunion is in celebration of our regiment's organization in August of 1916 at Schofield Barracks, HI. Make your plans to join us in Watertown. We will be planning a visit with our own1/32 active duty troops at Fort Drum, plus tours and a tribute service. Details for making reservations will be forthcoming soon. Rod Ramsey, President
|Posted by Dave McCloud on August 10, 2015 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Please see obit entry for Ed Barfoot who passed Feb '15
|Posted by Dave McCloud on August 5, 2015 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Need some prayers for Ralph Bocuzzo who has we just found out today, 5 Aug 15, has had a serious stroke.
Please send up some prayers for this good soul who has always supported the 32nd Inf Reg.
|Posted by Dave McCloud on June 7, 2015 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Check out PHOTO GALLERY for a great photo sent to me by the son of member of B Co. Taken winter of 1951.
If you know these troopers send me a message.
|Posted by Dave McCloud on May 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM||comments (1)|
32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSN. 27th ANNUAL REUNION
OCTOBER 13th THROUGH OCTOBER 16TH, 2015, COLLEGE PARK, MD
Reunion Hotel: Holiday Inn, College Park, 10000 Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD 20740
Phone for reservations (301) 345-6700 or email [email protected]
The Holiday Inn will block off 25 rooms for our group from October 13th through 18th. The cost is $109 per night plus tax. This rate will be good for 2 days before and 2 days after these dates. It is imperative that you make your reservations by Sept. 13, 2015 to insure this group rate telling the Hotel that you are with the 32nd Infantry Regiment Assn. group. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT WE KNOW HOW MANY WILL BE ATTENDING.
Handicap accessible rooms are available and should be requested when your reservation is made. There is a pool, WI-FI, business center, free parking and an on site restaurant.
Tuesday Oct. 13th Registration 10am to 12 noon & 2pm to 4pm
Dinner: On your own
Wednesday Oct. 14th Tour Capital sites: Korean War Memorial & others t.b.d. 10 am to
12 noon, Lunch on your own
Tours continued to 4:00 pm
Return to Hotel.
Thursday Oct. 15th Tour Arlington National Cemetery or others t.b.d.
Lunch on your own
Tribute Service at University of Maryland Chapel 2 to 4pm
Return to Hotel
Dinner on your own
Friday Oct. 16th Board of Directors meeting in Hospitality Room 9 to 10 am
General Meeting at 10:30 am
Lunch on your own
Banquet dinner: Social hour at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm
Saturday Oct. 17th Depart for home or other travel
See second page (reunion sign-up form) which is to be filled out and sent to our Association P.O Box in Mickleton, NJ with your payment.
DIRECTIONS: From points north (Baltimore) take I-95 South toward D.C. to I-495 towards College Park. Follow signs for Route 1, take exit 27 to Route 1 North, (Baltimore Ave.). Follow over the Beltway and through 1 traffic light. Take the first left turn after the light into parking lot.
From points south (DC) take I-95/I-495 Northeast toward Baltimore into Maryland and take Exit 25-A (Route 1 North) towards Laurel, MD. Hotel is opposite you as you exit the Beltway. Take the first left turn from Route 1 into hotel parking lot.
32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION
27th ANNUAL REUNION
OCTOBER 13TH THROUGH 16TH, 2015
COLLEGE PARK, MD
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND MAIL IT WITH YOUR PAYMENT MADE PAYABLE TO:
32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSN.
P.O. BOX 156
MICKLETON, NJ 08056
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU FORWARD THIS FORM AND YOUR PAYMENT BY SEPT. 10TH , IF POSSIBLE.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS
(SEE ACCOMPANYING REUNION INFORMATION SHEET.)
NAME AS YOU WANT IT ON NAME TAG: (Please print)
NAME OF SPOUSE OR GUEST(S)
TOTAL FEES PAYABLE: $168 (MEMBER) AND $110 (GUEST) ARRIVED AT AS FOLLOWS:
REGISTRATION FEE (MEMBER ONLY) $58.00
WED. & THURSDAY BUS TOURS & MEMORIAL SVC. $124.00 (MBR. & GUEST)
FRIDAY BANQUET DINNER $ 96.00 (MBR. & GUEST)
COST FOR MEMBER AND ONE GUEST: $278.00
BANQUET ENTRÉE: GARLIC SHRIMP AND FILET OF BEEF
NOTE: RIGHT CLICK ON THIS PAGE AND YOU CAN PRINT IT WITH YOUR PRINTER.
|Posted by Dave McCloud on February 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM||comments (1)|
SAVE THESE DATES FOR OUR REUNION
TIME: OCTOBER 13 THROUGH 16 (CHECKOUT ON 17)
PLACE: HOLIDAY INN COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
(TWENTY MINUTES FROM CENTRAL D.C.)
RESERVATIONS: PHONE 301 345-6700 OR EMAIL AT
CUTOFF FOR RESERVATIONS IS 9/13/15 TO GET THE
GROUP RATE OF $109/DAY PLUS TAX.
WE WILL HAVE TWO DAYS OF TOURS OF THE
NOTABLE AND HISTORIC SITES OF WASHINGTON
AND A MEMORIAL SERVICE ON 10/15 AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHAPEL.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
ROD RAMSEY AND BOB GOLOSOV
|Posted by Dave McCloud on January 22, 2015 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Welcome Home Soldier.
Soldier Missing from Korean War Accounted For
Compiled by MSgt Rob Wilkins, USAF, Ret.
Today, Rolling Thunder, Washington, DC, Inc., remembers Army and Korean War veteran, Sergeant Gilberto L. Sanchez, 19 years old, from Comal County, Texas, who was accounted for on Nov. 25, 2014.
His remains were returned to his family on Jan 19th, 2015 and will be interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX, Friday, Jan 23rd, at 12:00 pm, with full military honors.
Sergeant Sanchez was a medic assigned to U.S Army, Medical Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, and was listed as Missing in Action (MIA) while tending to wounded soldiers during the Chosin Reservoir conflict, North Korea, on December 2, 1950.
Sergeant Sanchez was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Medical Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Today, 7,864 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that were previously turned over by North Korean officials or recovered by American recovery teams.
For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans, who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPMO web site at www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call (703) 699-1169.
Thank you for your service and welcome home, sir.
May your family and friends finally find comfort and peace.
You Are Not Forgotten.