Theo Lawrence Powell – Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army

From a contemporary press report

Theo “Ted” Lawrence Powell died Monday, July 31, 2000 in Killeen, Texas.He was born Feb. 1, 1918 in East Liverpool, Ohio.

For 20 years, Powell served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He retired in 1958 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four. His first assignment was at Fort Clayton, Panama. During World War II, he served in the campaigns of North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Later, he served in Germany.

Powell served another 20 years with the Army and Air Force Contract Management Offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Philadelphia. In 1979, he retired to Salt Lake City, where he joined the American Red Cross and served as western regional director of Volunteers for Disaster Services.

The family lived in Carlisle from 1981 to 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Valerie; a son, Richard of Killeen, Texas; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen, Texas, with the Rev. Raphael Clancy officiating. Burial will be in ArlingtonNationalCemetery, Washington, D.C. Memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, Disaster Services, P.O. Box 3836, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110.

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