More detail on this person: ROBERT R. COREY HAMPTON - Retired U.S. Army Col. Robert R. Corey died Dec. 10, 1994. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 6, 1917. He had been a Hampton resident since 1988 and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Col. Corey received his bachelor of arts from the University of Kansas, his masters from the University of Minnesota, and had attended the University of Mexico and the University of Southern California. During his military career, he participated in the activation of the original 501st Parachute Battalion and served three times with the 82nd Airborne Division including in the invasion of Normandy. He served twice at Fort Monroe and was the CONARC aviation officer during the second tour. He is a graduate of the Army Staff College and the Army War College serving on the Department of Army staff and in command positions in Artillery and Aviation. He was Aviation Officer for USA Vietnam and additionally served in Europe, Panama, Korea and Japan. He organized the first Combat Aviation Battalion (Prov.) in the 82nd Division. In civilian life Col. Corey worked for the General Electric Company, Standard Oil and in 1984 retired from Sikorsky Aircraft. Locally he was involved with volunteer work for the Foodbank, the United Way, the Virginia Extension Service and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). He was a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, the Army Aviation Association of America, the Retired Officer's Association and the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He is survived by his wife, Ann; six children, Ann Auberjonois, Michelle Florance, Robert Corey, John Corey, James Corey and Mark Corey; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1994, at St. Joseph Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph A. Gribbon, CSSR. The interment will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home and the family will receive friends afterward until 8:30. Memorials may be sent to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula, 9912 Hosier St., Newport News, Va. 23601.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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