MSG Ted C. Strait
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Cape Coral, FL - Army Master Sergeant (MSG), Ted C Strait, 62, of Corning, IA, passed away peacefully in Cape Coral, FL on May 3, 2013.
Ted was born November 13, 1950, in Corning, IA, and graduated from Corning High School.
MSG Ted Strait enlisted into the Iowa Army National Guard July 8, 1970. He enlisted as an 11B Infantryman in the 1-168th Infantry in Corning, IA, and was a Master Sergeant, assigned to the G Company 334th Brigade Support Battalion upon death. With 43 years of service, he served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Kosovo. He was awarded numerous awards and decorations, to include two Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and earned his Combat Action Badge.
He was preceded in death by his father Carroll and son Bradley.
He is survived by his wife Jacqueline; his mother, Dorothy Willett Fife; his children, Chad (Joy) Strait and Cory (Tammy) Strait; his five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sister, Linda Johnson and brother, Harvey Peterson.
An Outdoor Memorial Service will be held in MSG Strait's honor on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Pool Pavilion located at Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA. Attendees may use the East Gate near the Tank Park on NW Beaver Drive. Full Military Honors will be awarded to MSG Strait at the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Adel, IA, at 2 p.m. Family, fellow servicemen and women, and friends are invited to return to Camp Dodge for a reception and fellowship following the Military Honors at the Veteran Cemetery.
Merle Hay Funeral Home - Des Moines
4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310
Published in Des Moines Register from May 12 to May 14, 2013