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James Fitzgerald. MSG (Ret) Jim Fitzgerald passed away at age 79 on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army Special Forces as well as the 101st Airborne Division. Jim was also a long-time Boston firefighter and served as President and Vice President of the Boston Firefighters Union (Local #718). Read his obituary posted by the funeral home.

Leon Dobridnia. SGM (Ret) Leon Francis Dobridnia passed away in Briston, Rhode Island at the age of 96 on June 20, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. After Korea he joined the U.S. Army Reserves where he served with Special Forces units. He was laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetary, Section 91, Lot 515A. Obituary.

Kevin O'Brien. SFC (Ret) Kevin "OB" O'Brien passed away on April 18, 2017 in Rye, New Hampshire following a brief illness. He was a member of the 10th, 11th, and 20th Special Forces Group. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 - 2003. Obituary.

Donald Van Roosen. LTC (Ret) Donald Van Roosen died December 29, 2017. He was a World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day landings and was a POW held by the Germand. He served in the 11th Special Forces Group.

Robert Dolan. COL (Ret) Robert Dolan passed away on April 15, 2016. Bob was a charter member of Chapter 48 in Rhode Island but later transferred to Chapter 54. He had a long history with the Rhode Island Special Forces community. He was a past president of Chapter 54 and very involved in chapter activities.

Roscoe C. Turner. It is with much regret that we announce the passing of Chapter member Roscoe C. Turner of Venice, Florida. He passed away in December 2013. Our condolences go out to his wife Janice Campbell Turner and the extensive Turner family.

James Lewis. SGM James W. Lewis, 83, died October 2, 2012 in Falmouth, Massachusetts after a brief illness. A veteran of four wars - World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm - he was a career military man and a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces. In recent years, he dedicated himself to helping veterans in need of medical attention, transportation, or the emphathetic ear of someone who understood the tradition of battlefield camarderie. A memorial Mass was held on October 27th at St. Joseph's Church, Woods Hole, Massachusetts and burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Dennis Leahy. LTC Dennis P. Leahy, age 64, of Atkinson, New Hampshire passed away on April 20, 2012 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident earlier that day in Windham. Dennis was born on August 24, 1947 in Malden, Massachusetts. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later attended Officer Candidate School and received a commission. He served his country as a Special Forces officer for 29 years combined active and reserve duty.

Robert Lowell Moore. AKA "Robin Moore" - author of The Green Berets. Robin, a Chapter 54 member, was born on Halloween Night, October 31, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts. He passed away on February 21, 2008 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Robin Moore Memorial
Ceremony for Chapter 54 member Robin Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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