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Roger Ramsey

RAMSEY, LT. COL. ROGER ROY (USA, RETIRED) Roger Roy Ramsey of Annapolis, MD passed away on January 12, 2013. Born in Uniontown, KS in 1933, he grew up on a farm where he raised cattle. Roger attended Pittsburg State University and graduated from their ROTC program as a second lieutenant. He was honored to be selected to the ROTC Hall of Fame a few years ago. He served 20 years on active duty. Roger was the youngest man selected for the Army War College in 1973, after receiving early promotion to LTC. He retired earlier than he had planned due to the premature death of his first wife, Diane, in 1974. She is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, where Roger will soon join her. After retirement from the military, Roger owned a marina in Deale, MD for many years. His love of boating and the water continued throughout his life. He continued to work full time and later part time in yacht sales, even after his health began to deteriorate. He was greatly loved by his mariner friends for his integrity and great sense of humor. Roger was a veteran of the Vietnam War whose medals included the Silver Star for gallantry in action, the Bronze Star for outstanding meritorious service, and the Air Medal for participation in more than fifty missions over hostile territory. LTC Ramsey is survived by a son, Scott T. Ramsey, two grandchildren, David and Daniel, from Severna Park, MD. He is also survived by his daughter, Suzanne K. Herrmann of Maple Grove, MN. Burial Services with full honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 11AM followed by a reception at Fort Myer's Officer's Club from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Contact Scott Ramsey at scottramsey@verizon.net or 703-304-5353 for details. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or to the ROTC scholarship fund of Pittsburg State University, in Pittsburg, Kansas.
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Published in The Capital on July 7, 2013
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