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Donald Peter Moriarty Obit

February 8, 2018 by Bill King (Register to contact)

Obit of Peter Moriarty, Bolton Class of 1953

In Memory of
Donald Peter Moriarty
January 26, 1935 - February 4, 2018
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Peter Moriarty, II, US Army, retired, was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. He passed from this life on February 4, 2018 at the age of 83. Pete was a graduate of Louisiana State University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a US Army lieutenant's commission in 1957. He was married to the late Fleurette Antoinette Aucoin while at the university in 1956; two children, Erin and Donald (III) were born of this marriage.
Entering active army service, he went on to serve his nation for the next 23 years. His military service began with two years at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN, then took him to the far reaches of Aroostook County, Maine for three years. From there, it was on to
Germany for a total of seven years; and to the Eastern NORAD Region at Newburgh, New York for three years. He served as a member of the Division Artillery Staff of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam, and later as Operations Officer of the Advisor School, US Army, Vietnam, training US soldiers to be members of the Mobile Advisor Teams (MATs) throughout South Vietnam. He subsequently transferred to Palm Beach County, Florida, where he served as Regular Army Advisor to the 1st Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery of the Florida National Guard. During this two-year posting, he also attended Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, from which he earned a Master of Arts in History in 1973. His final four years were spent at the Army Air Defense Center, Fort Bliss, Texas as Head of the Command Control & Integration Department of the Combat Developments Directorate. From this position, he was ex officio the US Army representative to two consultative working groups at Headquarters NATO, Brussels, Belgium, responsible for the development of the military tactics and doctrine common to all NATO nations. He retired from active military service in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery at Fort Bliss in November 1980.
Pete then began the second phase of his professional career, moving to Southern California to accept employment with the Hughes Electronics Corporation's Ground Systems Group in Fullerton. Shortly thereafter, he was married to the former Diana Mary Blackburn of Sussex, England, whom he had met shortly after arrival in Southern California, and through whom he inherited two additional teenage daughters, Wendy and Joanna. Beginning at Hughes as a Staff Engineer and a specialist in Command Control and Systems Integration, he soon worked his way up to Systems Engineer, to Department Manager for Integrated Systems, and later to Engineering Program Manager. In this capacity, he served as systems engineer for the development of a national air defense system for the Kingdom of Jordan, to include a six-month residency in that country; as Project Manager for the development of an Integrated Air Defense Systems Test Bed for the US Army Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Command at Huntsville, Alabama; and later as Project Manager for a comprehensive Theater Air Defense Architecture Study for that same agency. By that time, President Reagan had announced the "Strategic Defense Initiative" ("Star Wars") program, which was to prove so pivotal to ending the Cold War that had existed between the USA and the Soviet Union since the end of World War II. Hughes undertook an extensive total involvement in this program, and Pete soon was deeply involved in the Battle Management, Command Control & Communications portion of this systems development, with extensive residences in Washington, DC. He retired from this phase of his career in December 1995, after fifteen years service with Hughes.
In retirement, Pete became National President of the Episcopal Synod of America, an organization of some 15,000 members of the Episcopal Church, which position he held from 1993 to 1998. He and Diana found time to spend extensive periods at Diana's home in Northamptonshire, England, during which Pete was able to undertake two summers in independent studies at Keble College of Oxford University in the field of Patristics (the writings of the Fathers of the Christian Church), a particular field of personal interest. For many years Pete had worked extensively in the field of genealogy, and now he began to publish a number of articles on the colonial history of Louisiana and on his family lineage, two areas of deep personal interest. This led to a decade of research, to include residence in his boyhood home of Louisiana between 1998 and 2009, that culminated in the publication of a book, "A Fine Body of Men - the Orleans Light Horse, Louisiana Cavalry, 1861-65". This publication was released in October 2014 by the Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans. During this phase, he found time to stand for election to the Republican State Central Committee in Louisiana, from which he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN in 2008. A major element of Pete's credo was to the effect that "a man should endeavor to accomplish four things in life: build a home; have a son; write a book; plant a tree." He had now accomplished all four of these items, in addition to two successful professional careers plus a brief foray into Republican electoral politics, and so the pace of his life after 2015 began to show a gradual lessening of civic involvements, focusing increasingly on his family in Southern California, to which he had returned in 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Diana, their four children, Erin, Donald (III) (& Danielle), Wendy (& Scott) and Joanna (& David); and three grandchildren.
He will be buried with full military honors from Saint Norbert Catholic Church, Orange, with interment in the Field of Valor of the Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana.

Obit of David E Hertz, Jr.

June 16, 2015 by Richard Heath (Register to contact)

Obituary: David E. 'Pete' Hertz Jr., 72, of Palouse
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David E. 'Pete' Hertz Jr.
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00 am
A memorial service for David E. "Pete" Hertz Jr., 72, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Palouse Federated Church, Palouse, Wash., with Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. Pete passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at his Palouse home.
Pete was born on April 18, 1943, at Greenville, Miss., to David E. and Nellie (Murphy) Hertz Sr. He attended school at Greenville and in the Philippines and graduated from high school in Alexandria, La. Pete attended one year of college at Louisiana State University.
Pete married Martha Tanner on March 19, 1966, at Alexandria and the couple made their home at Baton Rouge, La., for a short time before moving to Palouse, Wash., in 1976. Pete started working at Washington State University as a truck driver for shipping and receiving until he retired in 2004.
Pete enjoyed camping, huckleberry picking, pheasant hunting with his sons and fishing. He also enjoyed tinkering with things and keeping his cars in good working condition. He also loved his animals.
Pete attended the Federated Church in Palouse, Wash., and was a former member of the Palouse Lions Club and the Moose Lodge in Louisiana.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Martha Hertz, Palouse, Wash.; two sons, David E Hertz III and his wife, Annette, Denver, Colo., and Dan Hertz and his friend Val Rodeen, Garfield, Wash. Pete is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Hertz.
Memorials may be given to Gentiva Hospice, 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd., Ste 610, Pullman, WA, or to the Palouse E.M.S, Palouse, WA 99161.
Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash., is handling the arrangements.


January 18, 2014 by Don Edgerton (Register to contact)

Cathryn Hart Woods (Hart-class of 1954) passed away from complications from open heart surgery on December 19, 2013.
She was married to James W. Woods and lived in Dallas, Texas. Beside her husband she is survived by her four children;
Bill Woods and wife Cindy; Steven Woods and wife Kathy; Kimberly Brandt and husband Robert; Dawn and Chip Eisner.

Colonel Bill Orlov, USArmy Ret.

April 25, 2011 by Bill King (Register to contact)

Alexandria Native and 1953 Bolton Graduate, Bill Orlov, inducted into LSU Military Hall of Fame (2010)

Retired Army Col William S. “Bill” Orlov inducted into the LSU Military Hall of Honor on Nov. 6, 2010.

William S. “Bill” Orlov
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1957 and an M.B.A. in 1961 from LSU, where, as a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he was active in inter-fraternity activities, Student Government, and ROTC. He served as vice president of the College of Commerce, was a member of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, and an officer of Scabbard and Blade. He received the President’s Medal as Outstanding Junior Army ROTC Cadet and was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate. His commissioning through LSU ROTC marked the beginning of a distinguished military career that spanned three decades.
A graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Special Warfare School, the Command and General Staff College, the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, and the Army War College, COL Orlov had a variety of command, staff, advisor, and special operations assignments in both the United States and overseas to include multiple combat tours in southeast Asia. He commanded the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, served as ACOFS, G1, 2nd Armored Division, and commanded the Special Troops, Combined Field Army (ROK/US) at Camp Red Cloud, Korea. At the time of his retirement from active duty he was the Chief of Staff of the Army War College.

In addition to the Combat Infantryman Badge, his military decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with V device and four oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal. A member of the National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice, COL Orlov has the unique distinction of being designated a Distinguished Member of both the 16th Infantry Regiment and 28th Infantry Regiment (DMOR) by the Secretary of the Army.
Colonel Orlov’s second career began in 1988 when he joined Sprint Corporation, where he held a variety of management positions in training, planning, and human resources. He retired from Sprint in 2001 and consulted with several defense-consulting firms and is currently the lead for the Leader Development, Education and Training team of the U.S. Army Electronic Warfare Proponent.
With a long history of volunteerism, COL Orlov is noted for his contributions to the American Red Cross for five decades, starting as the deputy director of water safety program in Rapides Parish in the 1950s. He has served on numerous non-profit boards and holds membership in many organizations devoted to veterans affairs, among them, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Military Order of the World Wars.
Colonel Orlov, a longtime contributor to the LSU Alumni Association, is a member of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter and is a member of Cadets of the Ole War Skule. He is affiliated with the Rotary Club of Leavenworth, Kan., and the City Club of Kansas City.
He and his wife, the former Gaye Adams, reside in Lansing, Kan., and have two children, Sam and Jennifer.

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