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Richard
04-15-2011, 08:00
George, an SF legend, Son Tay Raider, and Distinguished Member of the Regiment, died quietly in his sleep last night at his home with family and friends in Greenville, TX.

RIP, George. You've earned it.

Richard

George Petrie entered the US Army as a Private on 22 June 1958. After attending BCT and Infantry AIT, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC, for Basic Airborne Training, becoming a proud member of the 319th Airborne Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division. In 1962, he gradated from the SF Commo Course as Honor Graduate and was assigned to the 5th SFGA as an A-Team Senior Radio Operator Supervisor. When the 8th SFGA stood up at Fort Gulick, Panama Canal Zone, he transferred to the new unit. While there, he attended the Underwater Operations and Spanish language courses. In 1967 he returned to the 5th SFGA as a Team Sergeant and Company Commander of a mobile guerrilla force in the 2nd Mobile Strike Force, Pleiku, RVN. He returned to Fort Bragg, assigned first to the 3rd SFGA and then the 6th SFGA, and graduating from the SF O&I course as Distinguished Honor Graduate.

He received a direct commission to 1LT and completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course at fort Benning, GA, in 1970. He was then selected to be a part of Operation Ivory Coast, the Son Tay prison raid deep in North Vietnam, where he was a member of the 'Blue Boy' assault element and the first of the raiders to hit the ground.

He returned to RVN in 1971, serving as the CDR of Company A, 1st Bn, 5th SFGA. He then attended the Infantry Officer Advance Course where he was the Honor Graduate before assignment to the Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC), Thailand, serving in Saigon, RVN, as an Ops Oficer, Field Investigator, Corps Desk Officer, and Action Officer for the AmEmbassy Defense Attache Office where he was a member of the special planning group for the evacuation of Saigon during Operation Frequent Wind. He was then assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, HI, for one year before serving with the relocated JCRC and as SpecOpsDiv E&E Officer for PACOM in HI and the ROK. He retired 11 May 1980 and was the President of SFA Chapter XXXl here in North Texas for over 18 years.

His awards and decorations include the SS (OLC), LOM, BSM w/V (OLC), MSM, AM, PH (OLC), ARCOM w/V (3 OLC), JSCM (3 OLC), NAVCOM w/V, AGCM, NDSM (BS), AFEM (2 BS), VNSVC, KDSM, HSM, VNCG (GS, SS, BS), VNHM, VNWM, VNCAM, VNCM, IAPFM, PUC (OLC), VUC, MUC (OLC), VNCAUC, VNCGUC, CIB, Master Parachute Badge, SCUBA Badge, SF Tab, Pathfinder Badge, RVN Master Parachute Badge, ROK Master Parachute Badge, and Thai Master Prachute Badge.

Agoge2
04-15-2011, 08:09
Rest in Peace, Sir and thank you for your many years of dedicated service and sacrifice. You have certainly served as a great example of dedication and leadership for future generations to emulate.

B36reconman
04-15-2011, 08:53
Another SF Icon and a great friend gone to the Big Teamhouse in the sky..RIP George

Rogue
04-15-2011, 09:00
Rest in Peace.

bobby efurd
04-15-2011, 09:44
Rest in peace George.

f50lrrp
04-15-2011, 10:11
RIP, Brother

ZonieDiver
04-15-2011, 10:39
Rest In Peace, Sir.

Tatonka316
04-15-2011, 11:07
Rest in peace, Major. Thank you for your lifetime of service and sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

Jim DeMatteo
04-15-2011, 11:59
Rest in Peace Sir.

Stras
04-15-2011, 12:37
Rest in Peace Sir.

JJ_BPK
04-15-2011, 13:07
RIP George, Vaya con Dios..

delta6
04-15-2011, 15:54
Peace be with you Sir.

jbour13
04-15-2011, 15:54
RIP Sir

greenberetTFS
04-15-2011, 16:13
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.........:(

Big Teddy

GrumpyMedic
04-15-2011, 16:16
Rest in peace, Sir.

Red Flag 1
04-15-2011, 17:40
Rest In God's Peace Warrior.

tom kelly
04-15-2011, 20:02
Rest In Peace, Sir....Tom Kelly

Ambush Master
04-15-2011, 20:26
Rest in Peace Brother.

You're in good company......Colonels Howard and Moroney plus others of our's. Will be looking for'ya at the Final RP!!

Martin

uplink5
04-15-2011, 21:44
Rest in Peace Sir.

swpa19
04-16-2011, 06:29
Rest in peace George.

SF_BHT
04-16-2011, 09:08
Rest in Peace Sir.

wet dog
04-16-2011, 10:49
Rest in Peace brother.

DinDinA-2
04-16-2011, 11:08
Rest in peace George. It was an honor to serve with you.

Enigma0122
04-16-2011, 14:46
Rest in Peace, Sir.

sontay-kid
04-17-2011, 16:37
I love you dad, but I know you are up there with all the Warriors.

sontay-kid
04-17-2011, 16:40
George, an SF legend, Son Tay Raider, and Distinguished Member of the Regiment, died quietly in his sleep last night at his home with family and friends in Greenville, TX.

RIP, George. You've earned it.

Richard

George Petrie entered the US Army as a Private on 22 June 1958. After attending BCT and Infantry AIT, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC, for Basic Airborne Training, becoming a proud member of the 319th Airborne Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division. In 1962, he gradated from the SF Commo Course as Honor Graduate and was assigned to the 5th SFGA as an A-Team Senior Radio Operator Supervisor. When the 8th SFGA stood up at Fort Gulick, Panama Canal Zone, he transferred to the new unit. While there, he attended the Underwater Operations and Spanish language courses. In 1967 he returned to the 5th SFGA as a Team Sergeant and Company Commander of a mobile guerrilla force in the 2nd Mobile Strike Force, Pleiku, RVN. He returned to Fort Bragg, assigned first to the 3rd SFGA and then the 6th SFGA, and graduating from the SF O&I course as Distinguished Honor Graduate.

He received a direct commission to 1LT and completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course at fort Benning, GA, in 1970. He was then selected to be a part of Operation Ivory Coast, the Son Tay prison raid deep in North Vietnam, where he was a member of the 'Blue Boy' assault element and the first of the raiders to hit the ground.

He returned to RVN in 1971, serving as the CDR of Company A, 1st Bn, 5th SFGA. He then attended the Infantry Officer Advance Course where he was the Honor Graduate before assignment to the Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC), Thailand, serving in Saigon, RVN, as an Ops Oficer, Field Investigator, Corps Desk Officer, and Action Officer for the AmEmbassy Defense Attache Office where he was a member of the special planning group for the evacuation of Saigon during Operation Frequent Wind. He was then assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, HI, for one year before serving with the relocated JCRC and as SpecOpsDiv E&E Officer for PACOM in HI and the ROK. He retired 11 May 1980 and was the President of SFA Chapter XXXl here in North Texas for over 18 years.

His awards and decorations include the SS (OLC), LOM, BSM w/V (OLC), MSM, AM, PH (OLC), ARCOM w/V (3 OLC), JSCM (3 OLC), NAVCOM w/V, AGCM, NDSM (BS), AFEM (2 BS), VNSVC, KDSM, HSM, VNCG (GS, SS, BS), VNHM, VNWM, VNCAM, VNCM, IAPFM, PUC (OLC), VUC, MUC (OLC), VNCAUC, VNCGUC, CIB, Master Parachute Badge, SCUBA Badge, SF Tab, Pathfinder Badge, RVN Master Parachute Badge, ROK Master Parachute Badge, and Thai Master Prachute Badge.

Thank You, and very beautiful tribute.

sontay-kid
04-18-2011, 01:58
RIP Dad I love You.

1stindoor
04-18-2011, 11:49
RIP Dad I love You.

Thank you for the photos. Your father was a very well respected member of our community. His passing is our loss as well.

DinDinA-2
04-18-2011, 12:51
Another photo of George. Blackjack 28 1967.

JJ_BPK
04-19-2011, 18:16
Here is the funeral home for George's services and the link to the guest book.

http://www.cokermathews.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=838&locID=1

sontay-kid
04-20-2011, 16:55
I would like to clarify something on my Father's obituarie, James Boone Tinner and John Boone Tinner, are stepsons and Catherine Elizebeth Foster is a stepdaughter. George Glen Petrie and Alicia Petrie Anduha are his son and daughter. Kay Boone Tinner is a EVIL person and does not have the right to bare the Petrie name. My mother Katherine S. Petrie was the true military wife and the true Special Forces wife.

sontay-kid
04-21-2011, 01:22
Here is some more photos.

Richard
04-25-2011, 05:05
For anyone in the DFW/North Texas area, George's services will be as follows:

26 April - Wake and Visitation for George in Greenville is from 6-8 at the Coke-Mathews Funeral home. You can get more info at cokermathers.com or calling (903) 450-4110.

27 April - 12:00 - 1:00 Visitation at Potter's House next to Dallas Baptist University; 1:00 - 2:00 Memorial at the Potter's House, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75211

27 April - 2:30 - 3:00 Funeral at the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211

RIP, old friend. You can breathe and rest easy now.

Richard

akv
04-25-2011, 08:59
Rest In Peace and Thank You

Richard
04-27-2011, 20:10
George was laid to rest today amid a strong retired and active duty SF presence. The eulogy by Ross Perot was good, but the remarks delivered by his son (a USBP veteran of over 20 years) were some of the best I have ever heard delivered.

There were a number of us from this BB in attendance.

Attached are a couple of pics.

RIP, George.

Richard

ZonieDiver
04-27-2011, 20:34
Thanks for being there, Richard.

MtnGoat
04-27-2011, 20:54
Rest in Peace, Sir

Thank you for your many years of dedicated service and sacrifice.

Blue Skies and Soft Landings

Ambush Master
04-27-2011, 22:04
George was laid to rest today amid a strong retired and active duty SF presence. The eulogy by Ross Perot was good, but the remarks delivered by his son (a USBP veteran of over 20 years) were some of the best I have ever heard delivered.

There were a number of us from this BB in attendance.

Attached are a couple of pics.

RIP, George.

Richard

Sat next to Richard, and I concur that George's Son's remarks were unreal.

The fact that Ross was there, was a MAJOR statement in itself, but when he was requested to speak and did, then it became AWESOME!!

The "Get Together" after it all, in Arlington (Tx), was really a Hoot. Saw many Brothers that I hadn't seen for years and there were quite a few of the "younger guys" that turned out!! Good to see the "Younger Brothers" joining in with us FOGS.

Me'thinks that I need to become more active in the SFA.

Take care.
Martin

B36reconman
04-28-2011, 07:14
I'll concur with Richard and Martin..Glen's eulogy was extremely well done and heartwarming for all in attendance..I had a chance to talk with Ross Perot and he told me had he known he was going to be asked to speak he would have written down something to say...He didn't need to write anything down, his comments were awsome...Great send off for an awsome Warrior and friend..RIP George..

Jgood
04-30-2011, 12:05
RIP

Thank you for your service

prayers to family and friends

sontay-kid
05-01-2011, 00:11
Another photo of George. Blackjack 28 1967.

Another photo Blackjack 28, do not know who these men are.
Thanks
George GlennDinDinA-2