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Stanley Joseph Dubriske Jr.

February 25, 1933October 14, 2020

Lt Col (USAF Retired) Stanley J. Dubriske, Jr.

Lt Col (USAF Retired) Stanley J. Dubriske, Jr., age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. He was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont on February 25, 1933.

Lt Col Dubriske enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951, and was commissioned as an officer in 1954. Over his 21 years of service, he was rated as a command pilot and qualified as an instructor pilot in six different aircraft, including the KC-135 and C-130. Lt Colonel Dubriske served three tours in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving as a rescue crew commander during an evacuation of military personnel from a base in Laos about to be overrun by hostile forces. Lt Col Dubriske controlled over 50 aircraft during the operation and personally performed multiple inflight refueling of rescue helicopters over hostile and mountainous terrain, resulting in over 70 personnel being saved from certain capture.

After retirement from the Air Force, Lt Col Dubriske attended Henderson State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He had a private tax and accounting practice in Hot Springs for over 35 years.

Lt Col Dubriske was an accomplished golfer, recognized as the club champion at Hot Springs Village and Diamondhead Country Club on multiple occasions over three decades. He also held the course record at Diamondhead for several years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn Dubriske, along with three children, Steven (Regina) Dubriske, Susan (Bradford) Mace, and David (Alysia) Dubriske. He also cherished his five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jeremy and Andrew Dubriske, and Hayden and Evan Mace.

Interment will be at the Arkansas Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a military charity of your choice or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 109 Hobson Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.


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Stanley Joseph Dubriske Jr.

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October 22, 2020

Stan was the finest and most talented pilot I have ever flown with bar none in my 35 years in the Air Force. Add to that a quiet gentleman and a superb teacher of the art of flying. Great golfer, great family man and Officer, I will miss him . General (R) J.B. Davis USAF

Char Donny

October 18, 2020

Dear Carolyn and Family,

Learning of Stans passing brings back a flood of great memories of Stan! Poor guy tried to straighten out my golf swing with no luck! Pretty sure he thought there’s no hope for you Lady! God bless Stan and the family.

Peace at last for him


Kay Clark Calderone

October 18, 2020

Dear Carolyn and family,
So sorry to read of Stan’s passing.. I have so many memories of all of us playing golf at Diamondhead. Please know you’re all in my prayers.

Kay Clark Calderone


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