SFC (Ret.) Roman R. Wojciechowski
June 16, 1930-May 1, 2013
Columbus, GA- SFC (Ret.) Roman R. Wojciechowski, 82, of Columbus, GA, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Columbus Hospice House.
A chapel service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Reverend Gerald D. Bultman officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907. Interment will follow in Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends at a reception immediately following the interment service at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Roman was born June 16, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, son of the late Roman and Victoria Wojciechowski.
Roman entered the Army in 1948 attaining the rank of Platoon Sergeant (E7) and retired in 1969 with 21-years of honorable service. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. During the Korean War he was assigned to the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (1950-51). He served two tours in Vietnam: 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (1966-67) and as ARVN Battalion advisor with the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) (1968-69).
Roman was an outstanding competitive pistol marksman. He was a member of 5th Army and the 3rd Army Marksmanship Training Units (1959-62) and the US Army Marksmanship Unit Pistol Team at Fort Benning, GA (1963-65).
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor w/OLC, Purple Heart w/OLC, Good Conduct Medal (2d Awd), Army of Occupation Medal w/Germany and Japan Clasps, National Defense Service Medal w/2 Service Stars, Korean Service Medal w/3 Campaign Stars, United Nations Service Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge w/Star, Parachutist Badge, and the US Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge (1962).
After retiring from the Army, Roman graduated with degrees from Columbus Technical Collage (Computer Science) and Chattahoochee Community College (Management and Supervision). He was employed by Royal Crown as a computer programmer and then as a computer systems analyst with the Muscogee County School District retiring in 1994. Following his retirement from the civilian workforce, Roman served as the first Membership Chairperson of the Military Marksmanship Association (1994-2000).
Survivors include wife of 58 years, Ilse; five children, James P. Wojciechowski and his wife, Sandra, Kenneth Wojciechowski and his wife, Louann, John Wojciechowski and his wife, Trece, Jenny Lamb and her husband, Arnold, and Kathy Gregory and her husband, Charles; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of SFC (Ret.) Wojciechowski to Columbus Hospice, www.columbushospice.com
or to St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4026 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907-2210.
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