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MEDUSKY -- Colonel John W., died April 18, 1999, at the age of 84, at The Remington Club in San Diego, California.

He had a distinguished Army career which began as a private in 1935. He earned an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated with the class of 1939, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps Of Engineers.

During World War II, he served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division (508th Parachute Infantry Regiment), participating in the Normandy Invasion as well as other campaigns in Europe and North Africa.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He also served for two years in the Korean conflict.

After retiring from the Army in 1962, he earned a Doctor of Education Degree at Florida Atlanta University. He taught mathematics and computer science at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 17 years. In 1983 he and his wife moved to San Diego.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Carol, son Jan, and five grandchildren.

Interment will be at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. (The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 25 Apr 1999, Page B-7 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

Jumpmaster Note: Major Medusky was awarded the Bronze Service Star device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.  He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal.