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Col Lawton C Rovegno
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1928
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 2006

6 Aug 2006: Col. Lawton Rovegno, 78, Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2006. Rick was born April 13, 1928, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Col. Eugene and Margaret Cowie Rovegno. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, the former Evelyn Marie Brindle. He is survived by his sons, Commissioner Richard Rovegno and his wife, Karen and Col. John Rovegno and his family, Kay, Aaron and Lauren, all of Carlisle; two brothers, retired Lt. Col. Eugene Rovegno of FL and Donald Rovegno of CA; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. He graduated from West End High School in Nashville, TN, studied at Dickinson College and received a Bachelors Degree from the University of the Philippines. Col. Rovegno enlisted in the Army, then graduated from the Officers' Candidate School and was commissioned a regular Army Infantry Lieutenant at the age of nineteen. Rick served around the world in the Infantry and the Army Security Agency, including combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. He held command positions in peace and war, at the platoon, company, battalion and regimental levels. Colonel Rovegno received numerous awards and decorations, including 3 awards of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the one most meaningful to him, Combat Infantryman's Badge. In 2001 he was inducted into the Officers' Candidate School Hall of Fame; and was awarded the Knowlton Award by the Military Intelligence Corps Association for lifetime achievements in Military Intelligence. Upon retirement, Col. Rovegno helped found Rovegno's of Carlisle, Inc., Rovegno Properties and Rovegno Real Estate Partners. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, chaired the board of Helen Stevens Mental Health Center, was a board member of Salvation Army, and a strong supporter of Carlisle Theatre and its endowments, and a member of Exchange Club and Masonic Lodge. Col. Rovegno was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #477 and Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports and was an avid reader.
A life-long Boy Scout, he founded Explorer Post 189 at Allison Methodist Church. He led this co-ed organization on more than 100 nights of high adventure canoeing trips throughout the United States, helping to instill the qualities of leadership, confidence, initiative, teamwork and community service in many young people. Funeral at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle, Thursday, August 10. Burial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. [Harrisburg Patriot-News] 
 
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  Evelyn Marie Brindle Rovegno (1925 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Annville
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Secion 30, Site 67
 
Created by: GerbLady
Record added: Aug 08, 2006
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Col Lawton C Rovegno
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Col Lawton C Rovegno
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