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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1922 1
Pennsylvania 1
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Person:
Don W Rocap 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
1922 1
Pennsylvania 1
Residence:
Place: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
01 Feb 1943 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 1
Army Serial Number:
13151000 1
Enlistment Place:
Miami Beach Florida 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer 1
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Occupation:
Semiskilled machine shop and related occupations, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0132 1
Film Reel Number: 1.132 1

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Memorial services for Don W. Rocap, 75, of Lubbock will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Davis Price officiating. Rocap died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at his residence. He was born July 12, 1922, in Philadelphia. He moved to Lubbock from San Angelo in 1960. His first wife, Janice Smallwood Rocap, preceded him in death. He married Della Rocap on Jan. 13, 1989, in Las Vegas. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He was a retired Air Force major, serving as a pilot and pilot instructor in World War II and the Korean War. He was principal of Hodges Elementary and Wheatley Elementary from 1965 to 1979. He received the National Carnegie Medal in 1990 for heroism. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Jane Lowery of Gillette, Wyo., and Beth Cauley of Rockwall; two sons, Pem of San Angelo and Mile of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, DelRonda Boyd of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two sisters, Toni Tagert of Aldan, Pa., and Marylou Lake of San Antonio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock or to Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Don RocapMemorial services for Don W. Rocap, 75, of Lubbock will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Davis Price officiating. Rocap died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at his residence. He was born July 12, 1922, in Philadelphia. He moved to Lubbock from San Angelo in 1960. His first wife, Janice Smallwood Rocap, preceded him in death. He married Della Rocap on Jan. 13, 1989, in Las Vegas. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He was a retired Air Force major, serving as a pilot and pilot instructor in World War II and the Korean War. He was principal of Hodges Elementary and Wheatley Elementary from 1965 to 1979. He received the National Carnegie Medal in 1990 for heroism. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Jane Lowery of Gillette, Wyo., and Beth Cauley of Rockwall; two sons, Pem of San Angelo and Mile of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, DelRonda Boyd of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two sisters, Toni Tagert of Aldan, Pa., and Marylou Lake of San Antonio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock or to Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Placed as a courtesy to his Don's son Pem. Barbi Ennis Connolly, 57th BW Historical Researcher, 319th and 321st BG Historian and general WWII Researcher.

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