William Moor Kabler – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a Contemporary Press Report

William Moor Kabler, 87, died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at Woodbridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

He graduated from Western High School in Washington, D.C., and the University of Virginia. An attorney formerly with the Home Owners Loan Corporation in the federal government in Washington, he left it in 1941 at the outbeak of hostilities in the Pacific for military service.

Kabler served four years overseas beginning in 1942 as a tank officer with General George S. Patton’s 2nd Armored “Hell on Wheels” Division. He served in Britain, France and Italy. At the end of the war, he was assigned further to occupation duty in Germany.

Returning to the United states in February 1947, as a Captain, Mr. kabler entered private law practice in Alexandira with Walter I. Young who had been president of the Virginia Young Democrats. While continuing his law practice, he continued military service in the Army Reserves, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1962 after 20 years of service.

Mr. Kabler became president of the Family Service Society of Alexandria in 1956 and after his term continued on the board into the early ‘60s. He was a member of the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington until his death. He and his first wife were members of the Fairfax Hunt at Sunset Hills, now the site of Reston, and of the Daughters of the American Revolution-Sons of the American Revolution Junior Dancing Assembly of Washington which met at the Sulgrave Club. They were members of Pohick Episcopal Churh.

Their daughter, Irene Brooks Kabler, teacher of foreign languages at Gar-Field High School and real estate agent, was born on Nov. 22, 1947 in Alexandria. William and Dorothy Kabler were divorced in 1956.

In 1968, he married Laura Hamilton, a clinical social worker. They continued the membership in the Army Navy Country Club and traveleed whever they could.

Survivors include his second wife, Laura Hamilton of Woodbridge; one daughter, Irene Brooks Kabler of Lorton; and one brother, Hugh Emil Kabler of Claiborne, Md.

Services with military honors will be held at the Fort Myer Chapel and Arlington National at 1 p.m. on March 28.

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