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Colonel Ted H.T. Reinsch, U.S. Army Medical Service Corp, Retired, of Wilson County, Texas passed away April 3, 2014 at the age of 85. He was born 12 July 1928 in Middletown, CT. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted with the Army Medical Department; served in South Korea with the Army of Occupation, as a Tech-4. Then served in the Army Reserve and enrolled at the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy with his WWII GI Bill credits. Upon graduation he received a direct appointment, Medical Service Corp, via the CT Army Guard. He was employed as a Research Pharmacist at Pond's Extract Company and as a Narcotic Agent with CT State Narcotic Bureau for 10 years and was commissioned as a special state policeman with the CT State Narcotic Bureau for 10 years. He was invited to and attended President John F. Kennedy's White House Conference on Narcotic and Drug Abuse on September 27th 1962. He then took a position as Chief Pharmacist at the CT State Veteran's Home and Hospital. He returned to active duty and retired in 1988 with 42 years of faithful and honorable active & reserve service. In January 1991 he was voluntarily recalled to serve with the BAMC Pharmacy Service for 6 months in support of "Operation Desert Shield/Storm". His military education includes the Medical Field Service Schools, the Command & Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Ted is a member of the Sons of Herman Lodge and life member of the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Assoc.; Knights of Columbus Council #3037, Chester, CT; American Legion Post #61, Deep River, CT; Veteran's of Foreign Wars, Post #8541, San Antonio, TX; Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.; Retired Officers Association (MOAA); and Military Order of World Wars. Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years Patricia, children from former wife: son Timothy Alan Reinsch and wife Jane, daughter Louisa Elise Ketron and husband Jerry, and four grandchildren all of Connecticut. Ted is also survived by Darlene Allen and husband Bruce, Randall Johnson and wife Gayle, Lisa Moore and husband Patrick, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will begin on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park South.
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Published in Express-News on Apr. 6, 2014
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - South
1700 SE Military Drive San Antonio, TX 78214