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In Memory of John Roddick

John C. Roddick passed away on April 20, 2023 at the age of 91. He is survived by his four children: Lonnie M. (James) Ryan of Wentzville, MO, Laura A. Roddick of St. Charles, MO, Chris J. (Rebecca McMackin) Roddick of CT, Jason M. (Michael Geiler) Roddick of St. Peters, MO; four grandchildren, Amber Lynn Reese, Cari-bea (Justin) Guilfoyle, Sky Marie Cummins, Milo Indigo Roddick; three great-grandchildren; Nicholas Miles Reese, Noah Richard Davis, Abraham Michael Guilfoyle; He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph B. Roddick, mother, Margarita Anna Pridat, wife, Caroline C. Roddick, brother, Joseph Edward Eisenreich.

CMSGT John “JC” Roddick, USAF, joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1949. He was called to active duty in 1950 to serve in Korea. He then joined the tactical reconnaissance wing in 1954. He was recruited to support RB-26B reconnaissance at Takhli Air Base, Thailand for Operation Mill Pond in 1961. In 1963 he was assigned to the 1st Air Commando Group in Hurlburt Field, Florida. He became the President of the Air Commando Association from 1979 to 1980. He officially retired from the Air Force in 1980 after 32 years of service and later being inducted to the Commando Hall of Fame in 1996.

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