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John Charles Menzel, Sr. — SFC, US Army, (Ret)


John Charles Menzel Sr. entered peacefully into eternal rest on April 20th, 2022.   He was 74 years old.

He was a true patriot.  Enlisting in the Army at an early age and pledging along the way to work, work, work  and advance in rank.   John was a Military Policeman and a Corrections Sergeant while on active duty.  He retired as a Sergeant First Class, E-7, in November of 1991 after 24 years of service.   His awards and medals include:  Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w 1 silver star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/ 2 oak leaf clusters, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), National Defense Service Medal w/ bronze star, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Badges in M-16 Rifle, Hand Grenade, and .45 Cal Pistol, and the Drill Sergeant Badge.

Ceremonies arranged by Veterans Funeral Care in Clearwater, FL.  Graveside Services will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Tuesday May 10th, 2022  at 1400hrs.  Pastor Jan Putnam from Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.  Military Honors shall be rendered by the US Army Funeral Honors Team.

Please reach out to the Menzel family during this most difficult time with words and offerings of comfort and support.   Additional obituary details and life story information will be posted here soon.

 

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  • Mike Bowshier says:

    Sorry for your loss. I knew John from online gaming. Spent a lot of time in discussions and joking around. Good guy. Our memories will always keep him with us.

  • Robert Chavez says:

    Sorry for your lose as I have gotten to know him from on-line gaming and also talking on the phone. I never met John but I feel like an old brother to talk to. He was a super guy and loved playing him in the game. Will miss you and just mentioned him in the game yeaterday with the other guys…John Rest In Peace!!
    Bob

  • Jeff Kempton says:

    I played games with John many years on the XI servers. He was a great guy and will not be forgotten. My condolences to the family. Jeff

  • Mark Caruso says:

    Uncle John, you are a true Patriot and we will all miss you, fly high with all of our family members, we love you!

  • Denis beland says:

    Sorry for your loss. I knew John from online gaming,verry good person and funny guy !

  • google>XI says:

    Sorry for your loss…
    Rest In Peace M8

  • Johnsons says:

    To his sons John Jr, Donald, and Richard – we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Lifting you all in prayer.

    James and Jenny Johnson

  • Sparrow65 says:

    Thank you so much for your service! RIP Great American Warrior….I salute you! Hugs & Prayers, Sparrow Six-Five!

  • Jack says:

    Rest In Peace my childhood friend and thank you for your service.🙏🙏🙏

  • William Shepherd says:

    John was a very dear friend to me and our friends in the gaming community we are members in, over the many years he has always showed a genuine care for others…He once drove across the State and met up with me to go see our gaming buddy (Macdaddy>XIXI< for the friendship and your Service to this Great Nation for which we shall forever be indebt…Rest well my friend until we meet again !

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