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May 14, 2013

Memorial Day program to include Herbert Strasser, Lt. Col. (ret.)

OSKALOOSA — This year’s Memorial Day Program will feature Herbert Strasser, Lt. Col. (ret.).

A Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The parade will begin from the American Legion parking lot and will go to Forest Cemetery. All civic organizations and veterans are invited to join the parade.

At 10 a.m., the program will begin at Forest Cemetery.

The Avenue of Flags will be put up on May 18 at Forest Cemetery.

Strasser was born in Mahaska County in 1948 to Howard and Darlene Strasser. He was active in 4-H and FFA while he lived on a farm north of Rose Hill. He graduated from Oskaloosa Senior High School in 1967. He married his high school sweetheart Margaret Jackson in Nov. 1969.

He graduated from Iowa State University in 1971 with a BS in Agriculture Education.

Strasser enrolled in ROTC while at ISU and entered the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant in June 1971. During his 23 years in the Army, Strasser graduated from Infantry Officer’s Basic training, Airborne School, Rotary Wing Aviation training, Aviation Maintenance Officer’s Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, Cobra Transition Course and Command and General Qualification Training.

Strasser earned a Bronze Star in Desert Storm while serving in the 101st Airborne Division.

Strasser retired from the Army in 1994 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After his army career, he became a professor of military science at Iowa State University working for ISU Extension while completing a PhD. in educational leadership. He then taught vocational agriculture and served as an FFA adviser for 12 years until retirement from teaching this past year.

Strasser and his wife Margaret have two sons, four grandsons and a granddaughter that occupy a great deal of their thoughts and plans.


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