CORLISS REGINALD H

COL Reginald H. Corliss was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/24/2006 at the age of 76.8
Norfolk, VA
Date of Birth 02/01/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Reginald H. Corliss NORFOLK - Col. Reginald Hosea Corliss, U.S. Army retired, 76, of the 5900 block of Glenhaven Crescent, died Nov. 24, 2006, in his residence. Col. Corliss was a native of Canaan, Vt., and Colebrook, N.H. He graduated from the Colebrook Academy, 1948; BS, University of Vermont, 1953, Infantry Officer Basic Course, 1954, Fixed Wing Aviator Course, 1957, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, 1958, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, 1962, Command and General Staff College, 1964, Operational Research Systems Analysis Executive Course, 1969, MS, education Troy State University, 1973, Army War College, 1975 and Armed Forces Staff College, 1979. He was a Korea and Vietnam War Army veteran. He served his country for 30 years and retired as a colonel. He entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant Oct. 11, 1953. During his career he held a variety of key leadership and management positions in the United States, Southeast Asia and Europe. His Army decorations include The Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Six Awards, one for Valor in Combat, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, General Staff Identification Badge and Master Army Aviator Badge. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Saralyn (Sally) Spaulding Corliss; his son, Regi Corliss and his wife Maryann and their daughter Janel and husband Stuart; his son, Jon and his wife Aucelia and their sons Jacob and Zachary; his son, David and his wife Beth and their son David and their daughter Mary Elizabeth; his daughter, Brenda Corliss-Simon and her husband Ken and their son Kenny and their daughter Emily; his brother-in-law, David Spaulding; two sisters-in-law, Lillian S. Holmes and Jean S. Hubert and her husband Will; four special nephews, Chuck, Bruce, Kevin and Charlie Corliss; several nieces and nephews and cousins; and two special friends, Jason and Steven Taunton. Reg was a very active father and grandfather in all aspects of his children's activities, especially sports as he was a good athlete in his own right. He loved his piano and spent many hours volunteering his talent at various rest homes. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could be found fixing his own or offering help to the neighbors and friends. His children could all depend on him to come up with tools and solutions to most any problem. Reg had a second 10-year career selling real estate. Upon final retirement he spent the winter months in Florida playing golf and the summer months in his beloved Northeast Kingdom with his family and friends at the lodge on the lake. A memorial service will be held in Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the family plot in Colebrook, N.H., in July 2007. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel is handling arrangements. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Col. Corliss may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Burial information: Colebrook, NH

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