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Subject: EXTRAORDINARY HEROES

WORLD WAR 1
20 AMERICAN CASUALTIES
1 GEORGIAN
  1. Judge Anthoney—1918—Calhoun County—Army—Pvt—DOD

WORLD WAR II

455 American Casualties

38 Georgians

  1. Matthew Bell—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  2. Willis Bird—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  3. Prince Broughton—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  4. Simon Bruce—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  5. Willie Boyd Chisholm—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  6. Howard Lawton Cleveland—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman–MIA

  7. James Martin Cummings—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  8. Paul George DE Bello—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  9. Kewannee Drumwright—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  10. William Gadson—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  11. George Elix Hamilton—1942—Chatham County—Mariner— Merchant Seaman—MIA

  12. James Hamilton—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  13. Wallace Harley—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  14. Theodore Francis Haviland—1942—Chatham County–Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  15. Eugene Harold Holland—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  16. Svend Aage Hoybye—1942—Glynn County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  17. Albert Jones—1942–Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  18. ThomasJoseph Kenney—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  19. Warren Edward Lockett—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  20. Arthur Lowman—1942— Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  21. John Lee Macher—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  22. William Saunder Mell—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman–MIA

  23. Joseph North—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  24. Edward Ramsey—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  25. Samuel Jenkins Sellers—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  26. Henry Surles—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  27. Richard Taylor—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  28. John Gordon Thornton—Chatham County—Mariner—Merchant Seaman—MIA

  29. Leaman Chapman Urguhart—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Master,City of Atlanta Ship—MIA

  30. Albert Williams—1942—Chatham County—Mariner—Mechant Seaman—MIA

  31. John York—1942—Evans County—Mariner— Merchant Seaman—MIA

  32. John Gaddis—1945—Gordon County—Army—PFC—KIA

  33. Ceral J. Looser—1945—Troup County—Army—PFC—KIA

  34. James B. Norman—1945—Ware County—Air Force—SGT—DNB

  35. Gilbert A. Rowland—1945—Toombs County—Army—SGT—KIA

  36. William O. White, Jr—1945—Clarke County—Army—Capt—POW

  37. Murphey D. Powell—1945—Georgia—Navy—Ensign—MIA

  38. Rudolph B. Williams—1945— Crisp County—Air Force—SGT—MIA

  39. First 30 names where lost at sea from the City of Atlanta sinking  from a German U-123 off the coast of NC

KOREAN WAR

29 American Casualties

1 Georgian

1.Paul Veston Satterfield—1951—Fulton County—Navy—Enlisted—KIA

VIETNAM WAR

119 American Casualites

3 Georgians

  1. Emmett Felton Pope , Jr—1967—Twiggs County—Army—SGT—KIA

  2. Clemmie James Tomlinson—1967—Colquitt County—Air Force—MSGT—DOI

  3. Donald Lawrence Glover—1968— Mitchell County—Army—PFC —KIA

Obituary for Roger S. Decker

Roger S. Decker, age 85, after a long, valiant fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, went home to his Creator on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
He is preceded in death by his parents Sylvester “Bud” Decker, his mother Clara Schneider Decker, his siblings Doris, Charles, Eula Mae, and John as well as his son Brion John Decker.
Roger’s legacy lives on in his wife of 30 years, Karen Butler Decker, and in his sons Colin James (Michelle) Decker, Roger Todd (Robin) Decker, Stuart William “Bill” (Jenny) Decker and Steven Christopher Decker. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, John Decker, William Decker, Christopher (Heather) Decker, Daniel Sams, Sarah Brasher and Rebecca Rawlings. As well as 2 great-grandchildren Marlee Grace Diaz and Jameson George Todd Decker.
After proudly serving his country in the US Army, Roger graduated from Buena Vista College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1957. He then earned his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Iowa in 1962. From there he attended the University of Georgia where he earned his Education Specialist degree focusing on Counseling and Psychology in 1977.
Roger used his degrees and knowledge throughout his career. He was a Visiting Instructor and Project Director at the University of Georgia in the College of Education from 1974 – 1978 and at Emory University School of Medicine where he was an Assistant Professor and Director of Training from 1978 to 1983. From 1984 – 2020, he worked as a consultant providing vocational expert services in Social Security Disability appeal hearings.
Roger gave generously of his time volunteering with many worthy organizations. He was a member of the American Legion where he held positions at both the Post and District levels. These positons included representative for Veterans Administration Voluntary Services (VAVS), Boys State Program Director and Commander. In 2013 he was honored as Legionnaire of the Year.
For more than a decade Roger volunteered at the Delta Atlanta Military Lounge at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, a lounge that offers a refuge to military members and their families as they travel through Atlanta. In 2016 he was honored with a special award for 10 years of service to the lounge, its mission and our military members.
As an active member of the military organization, The Forty & Eight La Societe, he held numerous positions at the local and state levels including Director of Nurses Training Scholarship Program, Chef de Gare (President) and Grand Chef de Gare.
Roger was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks where he was their representative for the VAVS at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
He also was a member of The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard and held the rank of Colonel. In 2019 he held the position of Commandant. He participated in many events supporting the purpose of the Old Guard which is to represent the national service by our citizens in uniform who have answered the call of their country in times of war and in peace, a cause Roger supported very strongly.
In addition to his busy and productive career, Roger and his wife Karen were active members of the Atlanta Friendship Force, an international organization that provides opportunities for travel around the world staying with host families. They traveled to over 30 countries with the Friendship Force and on their own and entertained numerous representatives in their home. He served a year as President of the Friendship Force.
Roger worked tirelessly whether it was for his family, his job or the organizations he volunteered for. He was a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.
Special note: Roger and Karen met on the dance floor and together they perfected their many dance steps. Karen’s last words to her husband were, “I look forward to dancing with you in Heaven once I get there!”
In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation in Roger Decker’s name to the Leukemia Research Foundation 191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105, Northfield, IL 60093-2744 https://allbloodcancers.org/donate/tribute-gift in memory of.
Condolences may be sent to or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be planned at a later date and the details will be updated on this website, Tom M Wages Funeral Service 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville GA 30046 770-963-2411, has been entrusted with the arrangements

Events

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Transferred during 2019 - 2020

Past Commander Karlyn Foster, William N. Cobb Post 542, Cordele, GA passed away February 3, 2021.

Commander Andrew Dennis, date of death: 3 January 2021 
Davis-Dennis Post 268, Fort Valley, GA
Not COVID related

Post Past Commander Dave Winward, Arthur L. Johnson, Jr. Post 172, DOD 30 November 2020; long illness.

Robert Taylor, Post 205

DOD 16 November 2020   Department ALR Director  Larry Hammond has gain his wings and went on to Post Everlasting today.

Paul Bolton DOD 18 May 2020  one of the Original Buffalo Soldier that was living in the Atlanta Area. He has been a member of Post 9-1-1 for a long period of time.

Jimmy Harden  DOD              Albany GA.  Post 512 During COVID-19

Curtis V. Randle  DOD 06 Apr 2020,  Albany GA.  Post 512 COVID-19

Charles Slaughter DOD 06 Apr 2020,  Albany GA.  Post 512 COVID-19

Bobby Holliday, DOD 5 July 2019  American Legion Wilcox County Post 71 

William ‘Bill’ Sutton, DOD 12 April 2020  American Legion Wilcox County Post 71 
 
Robert Watson, DOD 15 February 2020 American Legion Wilcox County Post 71