Glen Richard "Dick" Rosenberry
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November 19, 1921 - May 2, 2014
Glen Richard "Dick" Rosenberry, 92 of Caldwell, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at home. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 PM, Friday May 9, 2014 at the Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, 14th & Dearborn St. Caldwell with the Reverend Aaron Beaty officiating. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held at the Caldwell Elk's Lodge, 1015 N. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.
Dick was born November 19, 1921 and raised in Uhrichsville, Ohio, and graduated from high school in 1939. Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on November 28, 1939. On December 7, 1941, he was wounded during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Despite his injuries, he picked up nearby wounded soldiers in a damaged weapons carrier and drove them to the hospital before being admitted for his own wounds. In 1943 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned to the 492nd Bombardment Group of the 8th Air Force, and headed for England. In May 1944, while flying his third mission, he was shot down in Germany and taken to a prison camp, the site of the "Great Escape". Dick remained in the prison camp until the end of the war. He returned home in May 1945 and was honorably discharged as a 2nd lieutenant from the Army Air Corps in December 1945. He received two Purple Hearts, a POW Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, a European Campaign Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. Pictures, medals, and memorabilia from Dick's war service are on display at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho, and on file at the Library of Congress.
When he returned home, Dick married his high school sweetheart Virginia (Ginny) Servison. Dick and Ginny headed to Laramie, Wyoming where he attended law school, graduating in 1950. Dick practiced law for over 50 years. He served as Prosecuting Attorney of Washington County from 1950-1952 and Assistant Attorney General of Guam from 1952-1956 before practicing law in Caldwell. His law career in Canyon County included Caldwell City Police Judge, attorney for the local school district and private practice.
Dick loved his family, his country and his community. He was a 70-year member of the Elks Club, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Caldwell Lions Club and the Shriners. He was an avid golfer, and especially enjoyed golfing at Terrace Lakes while spending time at his cabin.
He is survived by his first son, Hans R. of Caldwell, Hans' wife Christine and his children, Wendy (Jessie), Maryann and Richard Hans; his 5 great grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren; his second son, Mark L.; his foreign exchange son Zoran Yankovich, Zoran's wife Michelle and their daughter Jordan; all who reside in the Nampa-Caldwell area. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ginny, and his granddaughter Shelly.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road and Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donate.
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue Caldwell, ID 83605
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 6, 2014