|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1936|
San Diego County
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
Victor D. Deitz, Major U.S.M.C. Ret., 76, passed away February 27, 2012 at his home in Newport, NC. A celebration gathering is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the building of the Newport Church of Christ at 2101 S. Lakeview Drive.
Major Deitz served in the United States Marine Corps for 28 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and had three tours of combat duty during the Vietnam conflict. He received the Navy Commendation Medal twice with "V" (for valor), in addition to several other awards and decorations.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Hisako of 43 years. His present wife, Pat Forrest Deitz of Newport, survives him; along with his son, Duke Deitz and daughter-in-law, Kathryn Deitz, of Deming, NM; his grandson, Jeff Deitz of Salt Lake City, UT; step-daughter, Laurie Williams and husband, Gary and step-granddaughter, Erin Williams of Kailua, HI; step-sons, Michael Forrest Jones of Mocksville, NC and Stephen Todd Jones of Pensacola, FL; and brother, Charles Deitz of Roswell, NM.
He was most proud of the fact that he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the "Order of the Arrow." "Once a marine, always a marine," he also took great pride in his career as a Marine Mustang officer, rising from the rank of private to major in the aviation ordnance field. After his retirement from the Marine Corps, he was employed for several years at the U.S. Army Proving Grounds in Yuma, AZ, as an aircraft armament technician. Vic was an avid outdoorsman and a hunter all through his life.
His cremains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery among other Marines he admired so much. Memorials in honor of Major Deitz may be sent to the scholarship fund of the East Coast Aviation Ordnance Association (nonprofit), c/o CNATT MARUNIT ORDNANCE, PSC Box 8055, Cherry Point, NC 28533-0055.
Charles Spurgeon Deitz (1909 - 1974)
Louise Courtney Deitz (1915 - 1975)
Patricia Ann Forrest Deitz (1940 - 2014)
Note: Interred July 11, 2012
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 36A, Site 417
Maintained by: Ashley Beaty
Originally Created by: Sue Leitzsey Bradley
Record added: Mar 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86382901
Added: Sep. 25, 2013
Although I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, I feel the special family bond because of living with my grandmother, your aunt Charlene, she loved your mom dearly. Rest in peace cousin and know that you are loved and respected by many still.|
Julie Hughes Enslow Scott Fuller
Added: Sep. 23, 2013
Added: Mar. 7, 2012
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