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MSG Ted C. Strait

Posted May 09, 2013 in Obituaries, Johnston

November 15, 1950 – May 3, 2013

MSG Ted Strait

MSG Ted Strait

Army Master Sergeant (MSG), Ted C Strait, 62, of Corning, IA, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, FL on May 3, 2013. Ted was born November 13, 1950, in Corning, IA, and graduated from Corning High School. MSG Ted Strait enlisted into the Iowa Army National Guard July 8th, 1970. He enlisted as an 11B Infantryman in the 1-168th Infantry in Corning, IA, and was a Sergeant First Class, assigned to the G Company 334th Brigade Support Battalion upon death. With 43 years of service he served 2 tours in Afghanistan and one in Kosovo. He was awarded numerous awards and decorations, to include two Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and earned his Combat Action Badge. He was preceded in death by his father Carroll and son Bradley. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline; his mother, Dorothy Willett Fife; his children, Chad (Joy) Strait and Cory (Tammy) Strait; his 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sister, Linda Johnson and brother, Harvey Peterson. A Memorial Service will be held in MSG Strait’s honor on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Pool Pavilion located at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. Full Military Honors will be awarded to MSG Strait at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery in Adel, Iowa at 2:00 pm. Family, fellow servicemen & women, and friends are invited to return to Camp Dodge for a reception and fellowship following the Military Honors at the Veteran Cemetery.

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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