COL Robert C Cassity was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/11/2009 at the age of 72.7
Reedsburg, WI
Date of Birth 03/09/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/7/17 CAV in 71-72
Call sign in Vietnam EMBALMER 6
This information was provided by SSN search Jan 2010

More detail on this person: Robert C. Cassity, age 72, of Baraboo, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 in his home. He was born on March 9, 1937 in the Town of Winfield, Sauk County, the son of Everett C. and Vivian (Ison) Cassity. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a pilot in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired from West Point at the rank of Colonel following 27 years of service to his country. On June 29, 1990, he was married to the former Luella E. Shay. Bob then hobby farmed raising Red Angus cattle. He was a supervisor for the Town of Excelsior serving as chairman for the past four years. Bob was also a member of the Sauk County Board of Supervisors since 1998. He had served on the Planning and Zoning Board, the Commission on Aging and the UW Extension. He was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs and the Reedsburg VFW Post 1916. Survivors include his wife, Luella; four children, Roxann (Terry) Nold of Jefferson City, Mo.; Gwendolyn (Larry "Buck") Owen of Strongville, Ohio; Andrew (Kathy) Cassity of Greer, N.C. and Bruce (Shelly) Cassity of North Freedom; nine grandchildren, Jenny and Jeremy Owen; Drew, Elaine, Megan, Neil and Nicholas Cassity; Jamie and Sean Sellers; nine siblings, Everett "Bill" (Nancy) Cassity of Baraboo; Betty (Gerald) Selin of Kenosha; Patricia (William) Schmitz of Lyndon Station; Dorothy Arnold of Baraboo; Sharon "Terry" (Clarence) Johnson of Eagle River; Susan Word of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Samuel (Carol) Cassity of Kenosha; Daniel (Rhonda) Cassity of Green Bay and Matthew (Helen) Cassity of Rosemont, Minn.; nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with Pastor Paul Schroeder officiating. Interment with military rites will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

Burial information: Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, WI

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