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John W. Vollbrecht – LBG #128

On April 18, 2016,   John Watson Vollbrecht, age 68, died in his home in Herndon, Virginia after a long battle with cancer. John was a loving husband to his wife of 40 years, Kathleen Vollbrecht; and devoted father to his two daughters, Christina Vollbrecht and Cynthia Vollbrecht Goode; and his son-in-law Charles Goode. He is survived by his two brothers, Tom and Bob Vollbrecht, and many dear friends. John was born in 1947 in Dayton, Ohio to two WW II Navy veterans, John J. Vollbrecht and Ruth Kershner Vollbrecht. An Eagle Scout, John attended Oakwood High School Class of 1965 and Wittenburg University 1969, and later earned his M.B.A from Troy State. He served his country with honor in Vietnam as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged as a Captain after 10 years of service. John met his wife Kathy in Ulm, Germany and they were married on June 29, 1976 in Basel, Switzerland. During his 30-year career as a Project Manager at Boeing/SAIC, John and his family lived in Seattle, Ohio, Alabama, and Virginia. John was awarded the Silver Snoopy award for his work with NASA, and he was a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for 20 years. He earned Badge # 128 as part of the “Blue Shirt” 1995 Class of LBG’s. He became a cancer survivor at age 37 and again at 63 before finally succumbing at 68. John touched many lives with his love and faith, humor and intelligence, and his strength in the face of adversary. His last tour of the battlefield was on Saturday, April 9th when he took a group of his old military buddies on a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. A memorial service was held at 12 Noon on Saturday, April 23 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax, VA. Burial, with full military honors, took place at Arlington National Cemetery at 9:00 AM on January 9, 2017. John was interred in the Arlington Columbarium,  Section P2 in a niche on the top level, second from the left.


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August 20, 2015 James (Skip) Wensyel Badge #86
August 20, 2015 Nora Saum Badge #5
July 31, 2015 Stan O’Donnell Badge #238
October 30, 2014 Cliff Detweiler Badge #171
April 17, 2014 Bob Frank Badge #65
January 6, 2014 Woody Christ Badge #20
December 6, 2013 Hans Henzel Badge #38
October 15, 2013 Mark Strauch Badge #251
October 2, 2013 John Weixel Badge #225
June 19, 2013 Clyde R. Bell Guide Supervisor
January 15, 2013 James W. Tate Badge #53
March 31, 2012 David Gutknecht Badge #221
December 11, 2011 Anthony Kellon Badge #220
October  24, 2011 Paul C. Cooksey Badge #31
April 15, 2011 Harold Small Badge #30
February 16, 2011 Samuel R. McHenry, Jr. Badge #79
February 6, 2011 Perry O. Pherson Badge #29
January 5, 2011 George E. Shealer Badge #121
January 23, 2010 Robert C. Mullen Badge #7
August 2, 2009 John Anthony “Tony” Brogan Badge #129
May 15, 2009 Suzanne Harbach Badge #6
January 1, 2009 Harmon Furney Badge #51
November 1, 2008 Eugene McVicker Badge #22
September 2007 Jack Wise Badge #133
August 6, 2007 John O’Brien Badge #109
April 21, 2007 Betty Weaver Badge #1
April 2, 2007 Maxine Hartlaub Badge #40
January 11, 2007 Louis Fischer Badge #49
February 7, 2007 Becky Lyons Assistant Guide Supervisor
December 15, 2006 Alan Crawford Badge #108
September 4, 2006 Paul Burkholder Badge #39
February 6, 2006 Druid Deitch Badge #94
July 5, 2005 Donna Migdalski Badge #60
April 24, 2005 Russell Cunningham Badge #2
February 14, 2005 Richard L. Fox Badge #19