Rod Waterstrat

[2 SEP 1929 - B2 - 20413 - 20 FEB 2001]

Rod Waterstrat Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Rod and Elaine Waterstrat
[2000]



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Elaine and Rod Waterstrat - Patsy and
Clancy DeLong [1986]



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Elaine and Rod Waterstrat
[1955]



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B-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Feagin - Shimunek - Glidden - McKelvey - Deardorff - Gersitz - 2nd Row: McGuire - Straus - Parker - Stevens - 3rd Row: Waterstrat - Calley - Cardillo - Rod Davis - 4th Row: Carpenter - Trentman - Poirier - Frear (CO)



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Rodney Lee Waterstrat

Rodney Lee Waterstratwas born on2 September1929 in Tonawanda, New York. He was appointed to West Point from the National Guardand entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company B2, graduated on 7 Jun 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Air Defense Artillery.


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Capt. Waterstrat Visiting Parents, Home From Munich PENDLETON - Capt. Rodney L. Waterstrat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Waterstrat, Upper Mountain Road, has returned from a three - year assignment with the U.S. Army in Germany. Capt. Waterstrat is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point At one time he was commander of the Cambria Nike Base.

His last assignment was in Munich, Germany, where he commanded the 22nd Ordnance Company. This company played a significant part in "operation long thrust" last winter, when elements of the 4th Infantry Division were air-lifted to Germany for maneuvers. Capt. Waterstrat was personally cited for meritorious service and his company awarded a certificate of achievement at the conclusion of the operation.

He is married to the former Elaine Westbrook of Buffalo. They have two daughters, Kathryn Lee, 4, and Susan Elaine, 1, the latter born in Germany.

After spending a 30-day leave with his parents, Capt. Waterstrat and his family will move to the Army Proving Grounds, at Aberdeen, Md., where he is scheduled to attend the Ordnance Corp Advanced Course.

UNION-SUN & JOURNAL
June 16, 1962


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Rodney Lee Waterstrat

Rod, son of Walter and Lillian Waterstrat, was born September 2, 1929, in Tonawanda, New York. He graduated from Tonawanda High School and attended the University of Buffalo. After spending four years in the National Guard, he earned an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received a commission and graduated from West Point on June 7, 1955.

He married Elaine Westbrook on the same day. His assignments took him to Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Niagara, New York; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Aberdeen, Maryland; Detroit Michigan; Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Carson, Colorado and seven years in Germany. He fought for his country in Vietnam. Rodney received an MBA at Arizona State University in 1965. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel at Fort Carson in 1980.

Rod and Elaine moved to Arizona in 1980 and to Fountain Hills in 1984. Rod,a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, loved God, traditional church music and Bible study. As a member of The Club, he played regularly on two golf teams and headed a cooking team. He had a green thumb and spent hours weekly working around his yard. He was a loving husband and father and a very proud grandpa. He died February 20, 2001 in Scottsdale AZ.

Rod is survived by his wife Elaine; daughters Katie Beegle of DeSoto, Texas; Susan Saliba of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son Steven of Bonney Lake, Washington; brother Lynn of Sanborn, New York; and 11 grandchildren-Susan, Steven, James, Kay, Ginny, Walter, Lilly and Beverly Beegle, Joseph andJacob Saliba, and one great grandchild, Shane Roesch.

Rod truly loved God, his wife and family, his friends, and his country.

Well Done Rod, Rest in Peace


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TAPS Memorial Article


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Flora Elaine (Westbrook) Waterstrat


Elaine was born 4 FEB 1929 and died in FEB 2016. She had
been living with her daughter in Dallas TX.



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Books by Elaine Waterstrat

Commanders and Chiefs

Order Book

Hoomothya's Long Journey 1865 - 1897

Order Book



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