from Honor Guard Daniel
07.28.2012 - 20:19:45

Dear Melissa and family,

I am sending my condolence with my love and respect of this good and honorable man.

The 11th Cavalry Troopers about 40 + years ago and far from home in the jungles of Vietnam & Cambodia we took great care of one another so we could make it home to our mothers, fathers, wives, sisters, brothers and other loved-ones.----------------- --> Now once again we must say our goodbyes and continue to take our strides for the time will come our journey will be done and forever together with all of our loved-ones.

Chairman of Funeral Honor Guard of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia.

With great heartfelt sympathy,

Daniel D. Stroia Sr. from Scottsdale, Arizona
K Troop, 3rd Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1967 to 1968

from Bobby
07.31.2012 - 21:40:28

Dear Melissa,

I am so sorry for your loss, i served in the cavalry and were it not for medical probles i would attend the funeral, but please except my heartfelt sympathy for you and your faily at this time.

Bobby Compton from Lexington, Oklahoma
Served in G Troop, 2nd Squadron of the 11th Cavaly
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1967 to 1968

from Jerry
07.31.2012 - 22:20:29

My condolence to you and family.

Our prayers are with you .

There is great strength in the Lord in times such as this.

Jerry Newton from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Served in 37 Medical Company, of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968

from Mark
08.01.2012 - 13:36:38

Dear Melissa and family,

Please accept my condolences. I will attend visitation this evening.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered, accept our prayers on behalf of the soul of thy servant departed and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy Saints, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mark Selvidge from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Served in G Troop, 2nd Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1969 to1970
(Served as Plt. Ldr. and XO, G Troop, 2/11)

from Gene
08.01.2012 - 14:03:21

Our prayers are with you and your family.

We have a poem by Sir Walter Scott that we like to use. " Soldier rest! thy warfare over. Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking. Dream the battlefields no more. Days of danger, nights of waking"

Gene Miller from Newcastle, Oklahoma
Served in Howitzer Battery, 1 st Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1968 to 1969

from Jim
08.02.2012 - 09:41:24

Bob was a dear friend w/whom I shared mutual interest in vintage stereo gear and the US Army.

He was extremely proud of his Army service w/the 11th Armored Cav Regiment in Vietnam.

He and I crossed paths in Jan 2011 when he answered an ad for some speakers I had placed on Craig's List.

We started e-mailing back and forth and became fairly close.

I have a lot of walls in my life, but let everyone of them down for Bob, I trusted and respected him that much.

I'll miss his companionship and, of course, his "opinions" on just about everything. We lost a good one way too soon.

Jim Carney


Jim Carney,

Jane McHose
08.13.2012 - 07:33:57

I am Bob's oldest friend in Oklahoma and came here with him long ago. I am glad he was able in his life to have a family and do well. He had a heart of gold beneath that tough guy NY phesod. I just found his obituary today on August 12th and it made me cry....I tried to see him in the hospital knowing he was very sick and was going to leave us.

Soon after I met him I knew he was very troubled about what he experienced in Viet Nam as were many.

I am glad his family could be with him when he passed. I will hold many fond memories of working at the zoo and going to school with him at UCO in my heart forever. Jane McHose

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