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George W. Strait

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George was born on September 9, 1920 and passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

George was a resident of New York.

He was educated in Syracuse and Dolgeville schools.

As a proud member of the Greatest Generation, George enlisted and entered the United States Marine Corp on June 14, 1944. On June 21, 1945, he was wounded in action in the Battle of Okinawa, injuries that would plague him his entire life. George was honorably discharged on December 20, 1945.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Dolgeville, New York with Deacon Jim Bower officiating. Following prayers, Central New York Chapter #490, The Military Order of the Purple Heart will hold a prayer service, Fort Plain V.F. W. Post #3275 will salute Mr. Strait with a 21-Gun Salute, and the United States Marine Corp honor guard will accord full military honors. George will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife, Catherine.

In lieu of floral offerings, please consider memorial contributions for Central New York Chapter 490, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, P.O. Box 4491, Utica, New York 13504-4491 or a charity of your choice.