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2009-05-28: Special Presentation Honoring Bob Vodak

May 28th, 2009 by Scott Baker

The program today was a celebration of club member Bob Vodak.  Bob was honored by several club members and given a cake show ing his age (88), year married (65), and year in Rotary (52).  Also recognized for student-of-the-month from Smoky Mountain High School was Jordan Burdick.

Below is a photo of Bob from the site from the 80th Infantry Division.  The caption for the image is:

Lt. Vodak, 80th “Combat” Ordnance Officer – A good Joe.
Note: This is Robert C. Vodak who joined the army in September 1942. Born Feb. 11, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. Assigned to the 780th Ordnance Company in 1943 at Salinas, Kansas. Achieved the rank of 1st Lt. during the war, he was later a Captain in the Army Reserve. As of 1991 he was living in Sylva, NC. Information on him is from the book 80th “Blue Ridge” Infantry Division by Turner Publishing, 1991.

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