OBITUARY

John Walker Torbush Jr.

July 3, 1934November 4, 2013
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John W. Torbush, Lt. Col.

John W. Torbush, Lt. Col., US army, Ret passed on November 5th, 2013 in Naples FL. He is survived by his loving daughter Vicki Torbush. John, otherwise known at Brownie, was married to his adorable & beloved wife Mimi for 55 years. John is a retired army infantry Lt. Colonel who did 2 tours in Vietnam as well 1 in Korea. John was an expert marksman and achieved the highest of honors, the President’s One Hundred. John won gold and silver medals in the Olympics for running deer marksmanship. He also coached the Army’s Trap & Skeet team helping them to achieve many awards. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:00pm at New Life Community Church on Marco Island. A private military burial will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, dontations should be made to Wishing Well Foundation, Inc. 26930 Wyndhurst Ct Bonita Springs, FL 34134.

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  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2013
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John Walker Torbush Jr.

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David Zobel

December 23, 2013

RIP Colonel. Once a Wolfhound always a Wolfhound - 27th Infantry Regiment - 25th Infantry Division.

Randy Gates

November 14, 2013

As a member of the US Army Shooting team, LTC Torbush was a friend and Coach. I admired his ability to lead the US Army Shotgun team in many victories, developing individual shooters to excell in there abilities,... a sign of a true leader. He will be missed.

Ron Yanor

November 14, 2013

I remember LTC Torbush with fond memories at FT Benning. He was especially gracious to my parents when they came to visit. Took my dad [a WW2 vet] to the O club for lunch. RIP, sir.

November 9, 2013

We loved knowing you. A soldier in life.
Darryl and Susan Kenning

Laurence Mosely

November 8, 2013

The members of Military Marksmanship Association mourn the passing of Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John W. Torbush, Jr. Many of our members served with him in the United States Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia, and have fond memories of him. The marksmanship community, the U.S. Army, and our country have lost an outstanding soldier, marksman, citizen, and friend.

Sergeant Major (Retired) Laurence K. “Red” Mosely
Secretary, Military Marksmanship Association
secretary@militarymarksmanship.org
http://www.militarymarksmanship.org

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