From a contemporary press report:
John Andrew Mikuluk, 87, an Army colonel and hospital administrator who retired in 1972 as executive officer of the reserve recruiting center in Rockville, Maryland, died of pneumonia August 19, 1999 at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He had been a resident of the Washington area since the 1950s and lived in Rockville, Maryland.
Colonel Mikuluk was born in New York. He attended Ohio State University, graduated from Wesleyan University and received a master's degree in health administration from Baylor University.
He worked for Standard Oil in Ohio and served in the Ohio National Guard before joining the Army at the start of World War II. He served in the Medical Service Corps in Europe, India and the South Pacific during the war and later was posted to Austria and Okinawa.
In the Washington area, he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Detrick and Fort Meade. His honors include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
Colonel Mikuluk was a Mason and a member of St. Mark's Eastern Orthodox Church in Bethesda and Beta Theta Pi social fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Mikuluk, and son, John Michael Mikuluk, both of Rockville; and three sisters.
MIKULUK, JOHN ANDREW, COL, USA (Ret.)
On Thursday, August 19, 1999, of Rockville, MD, beloved husband of Catherine Mikuluk; loving father of John Michael Mikuluk; loving brother of Marya Mikuluk, Julie Krell, Ann Smith and the late Andrew Mikuluk. Friends will be received at St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd.,
Bethedsa, MD, on Monday, August 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., with memorial service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the church on Tuesday, August 31, at 12:30 p.m. Graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, August 31, at 3 p.m.
Everyone attending the graveside service should meet at the cemetery's administration building at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the elevator fund of St. Mark Orthodox Church.
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