[sticklist] - LTG John Yeosock, USA '55 (TAPS)

Richard Forno rforno at infowarrior.org
Fri Feb 24 08:34:24 CST 2012

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John J. Yeosock

Lt. Gen. John J. Yeosock (Retired), 74, born in Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Plains Township, and a resident of Peachtree City, Ga., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

A 33-year Army career veteran, Gen. Yeosock served in Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Saudi Arabia and across the United States. A graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, Pennsylvania State University with bachelor of science in industrial engineering and earned a graduate degree in operations research/systems analysis from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School.

He commanded the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, 194th Armored Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Third U.S. Army and coalition ground forces of 330,000  soldiers during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His awards include Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal with V Device (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Betta L. Hoffner; children, John  and wife, Susan; Beth J. Funk and husband, Brigade Gen. Paul; grandchildren, Matt, Amanda, Addison and Nate; brother, Michael J. and wife, Patricia; nephews, Michael M. Yeosock and David M. Yeosock; niece, Michelle Yeosock Woodyear.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, followed by a military service at 6 p.m. with U.S. Army Chaplin Lt. Col. Theodore Boback (Retired) officiating. Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Published in Citizens' Voice from February 18 to February 20, 2012                                 

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