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Col. Harry Sutphen Dennis, Jr., passed away at age 92 on January 7, 2014 in Vero Beach, FL. He was born on May 4, 1921 in Morristown, NJ. He was predeceased by his father Harry S. Dennis, Sr., mother Dorothy A. Dennis, wife Suzanne G. Dennis and son Dr. Harry S. Dennis III. He is survived by his wife Shirley O. Dennis, sons Wesley S. Dennis and wife Connie, John C. Dennis, daughter Michelle A. Morris and husband Frederick, sister Marie A. Barton and husband "Buzz", and daughter-in-law Jacqueline R. Dennis. He is also survived by many grandsons, granddaughters, great grandchildren nieces and nephews. He attended Ohio University and joined the Army Air Corps at the onset of WWII. He served as a bombadier flying 47 missions over France, Belgium and Germany in the B-26 Marauder and participated in the Normandy assault. He became a pilot in 1948 and served throughout the world in various strategic, humanitarian and other missions, many as Command Pilot in the famous C130 Hercules aircraft. Col. Dennis was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Legion of Merit, Air Force Commendation medal and many other commendations. Following his retirement, he held various management positions in Springfield, VA and Hilton Head, SC before retiring in Vero Beach FL. He was active in the Presbyterian Church. He always had a love of family, the Air Force, golf, hot dogs and an occasional martini...in that order. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on June 23, 2014.

Published in The Washington Post on June 21, 2014
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