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JJ_BPK
02-03-2009, 05:35
Vaya con Dios, Colonel



Ret. Col.Galen Wayne "Mike" Radke, 80, died Friday, January 30, 2009 at the Mease Countryside Hospital in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on June 4, 1928, the son of Gahardt and Emile Mueller Radke. He graduated from Centeral High School and Northwest Missouri State College.

Mike was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army in 1953, and joined Special Forces in 1960 and has had a variety of assignments, retiring in 1986 having spent the last five years of military duty as Army Attaché to the Philippines.

He has been married for 36 years to Margaret (Marge) John of Clearwater, and is survived by a daughter, Valerie Ann Brown, of Seattle, WA; a son, Jack, and his wife, Carla, of Orlando, FL; and his three granddaughters: Janae, Mariah, and Selena. He is pre-deceased by a sister, Adelaine, and brother, Marvin, both of St. Joseph, MO.

Mike was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyal Order of Moose, the Special Forces Association, and the Military Officers Army Association. He loved to travel with his wife in their RV, visiting family and friends throughout the country, and also had a passion for football.

Military honors are presently being arranged with Arlington National Cemetery later this year, and arrangements have been entrusted to Veterans Funeral Care, 15381 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

http://www.veteransfuneralcare.com/veteransfuneralhome/obituaryDetail.cfm?idObituary=645&sectionId=3

Goggles Pizano
02-03-2009, 07:09
In pace requiescat, Sir.

Red Flag 1
02-03-2009, 07:12
Rest In Peace Colonel!!

Soft Target
02-03-2009, 07:44
COL Radke had the schoolhouse when I went through SFOC. In addition to his other accomplishments, he was an outstanding educator.

RIP, Sir.

Rogue
02-03-2009, 08:01
Rest in Peace.... Sir

The Reaper
02-03-2009, 09:39
Good man, I knew him.

RIP, Colonel.

TR

Enigma0122
02-03-2009, 10:59
Great Man to have served under. Rest in Peace Sir.

Richard
02-03-2009, 11:04
CCC CDR and a hell of a good soldier who truly did whatever it took to ensure his soldiers received all the support they needed. RIP in the GREAT A-SITE in the sky!

Richard's $.02

ZonieDiver
02-03-2009, 11:50
Rest in Peace, Sir.

greenberetTFS
02-03-2009, 11:56
RIP,Warrior...........:(

GB TFS

Gypsy
02-03-2009, 19:08
Rest in Peace, Colonel.

SF_BHT
02-03-2009, 21:00
Rest in Peace sir....

Razor
02-04-2009, 09:02
Rest easy, Sir.

Saoirse
02-04-2009, 09:09
Rest in Pease, Sir. Thank you for your great service.

FILO
02-04-2009, 11:37
Vaya con Dios, Colonel

RIP Colonel.

JJ_BPK
04-23-2009, 12:01
FYI, for those that may want to attend..

The Colonel's internment is scheduled for next tuesday.




Arlington National Cemetery
Funeral Schedule For Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Please report to origin 1/2 hour prior to start time

Directions: Admin Building Post Chapel

NAME ORIGIN TIME
GALEN W RADKE, COL, USA ADMIN BUILDING 9:00



Additional, I was approached via email, by one of the Cols relatives and asked about flower arrangements. Possibly with the SF DUI as part of or somehow included. Does anyone have any experience with arrangements at ANC? This individual has registered here, but has yet to introduce themselves nor fill in their Profile.

Richard
04-23-2009, 13:10
Additional, I was approached via email, by one of the Cols relatives and asked about flower arrangements. Possibly with the SF DUI as part of or somehow included. Does anyone have any experience with arrangements at ANC?

Maybe Warrior Mentor could help with that one.

Richard's $.02 :munchin

doctom54
04-23-2009, 16:52
Rest In Peace COL