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USMC (Ret.)  

Col. Dorsie D. Page Jr. of Alexandria, VA, passed away at home in the company of his family, on February 13, 2014. Born on January 9, 1935 in Gulf, Matagorda County, TX. Col. Page entered Texas A&M University in the class of 1956 but then left school to join the Marine Corps on February 22, 1955. He served two tours in Vietnam, flying over 400 combat missions and was severely wounded by enemy fire. Among his military decorations are The Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, 32 Air Medals, Purple Heart, and Combat Action Ribbon. Colonel Page later returned to Texas A&M to complete his degree as well as providing military training for the Cadet ROTC program.
On June 21, 1975, Col. Page assumed command of VMA-311, an A-4 Skyhawk Attack Squadron located at MCAS Beaufort, SC. Not long thereafter, the squadron was transferred to MCAS El Toro, CA, where he continued as Commanding Officer until February 4, 1977. He later commanded Marine Aircraft Group 12 at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1980. Col. Page retired from the Marine Corps at Headquarters Marine Corps on May 31, 1985. His second Career was with The Boeing Company as the Senior Washington Representative for the Navy's T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft, and other defense programs.
Col. Page is survived by his wife Glenna Rider Page, son Dorsie D. Page III, daughter Mariana Smith, son-in-law Craig Smith, and granddaughter Katie Arrington, all of Virginia. His living siblings are Betty Wilson of Van, TX and Kathleen Janik of Gonzalez, TX. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Col. Page will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 24, at Heritage Presbyterian Church (8503 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA) with a viewing starting at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or to the Dorsie Page Memorial Fund at Heritage Presbyterian Church.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2014
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