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Sylvester J. (Sully) Vozel

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COLUMN:   ROW: 8

  • Corporal
  • Served: February 7, 1952 – December 30, 1953
  • Korean War
  • Cook
  • Awarded National Defense Service Medal

Deceased February 24, 2007. Interred  St. John’s Cemetery, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

Sully always told about his buddies and told his children that as he was getting on the transport ship to Korea they were told that they needed cooks in Japan for our soldiers.  Seven names were called and Sully’s was the last one called.  He was sick all the way to Japan on the ship from Puget Sound.  He enlisted before he was drafted.

When he retired in 1991 after 35 years as a meat cutter he cooked for his family like they were his army.  Sully had a great sense of humor, a die hard Cubs fan, and an outstanding memory.  His knowledge was remarkable as his children and grandchildren could ask him anything because he knew history, geography, athletics etc.

The last nine years of his retirement he was ill with kidney disease. His wife, Pat took care of him.  His wife and five children were with him at the end.  Nineteen months after Sully died their youngest son – a twin, James, age 37, died of a brain aneurysm. Pat and Sully were married for 43 years with 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

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