John V Stryker
Entered Into Eternal Rest
JOHN V. STRYKER, 72, SOA # 2033-GL, CW4, US Army, retired, passed away 21 November 2007 at his home. John was born on July 4 1935 in Clinton, New Jersey. John joined the 1st Air Commando Wing in 1962. He deployed to Vietnam in 1963. Upon his return to the United States, he attended Jump School and became a Combat Controller. He returned to Vietnam as a Combat Controller.
He received an appointment to Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He volunteered for Special Forces and after his SF Qualification; he served with 5th and 7th Special Forces Groups. Upon his retirement after 30 years, he worked at the Directorate of Combat Developments, USAJFKSWCS, Fort Bragg and the Infil/Exfil Branch, USSCOM, Mac Dill AFB.
Among his many awards and decorations are the Presidential Unit Citation, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Force and Army Commendation Medals, Master Parachutist Badge, Scuba Badge and Pathfinder Badge. A son and three grandchildren survive him.