- January 15, 1921 - January 19, 2011
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“Brother George was always one to find fun in everyday situations. he loved life and enjoyed a good laugh. He will be sorely missed.
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George Osborne died January 19, 2011 at his home in Severn, MD. Born in Weeksbury, Floyd Co., KY on January 15, 1921 the son of the late Sylvester and Rhonda Moore Osborne. Predeceased by his wife Nellie B., son Charles S. and sister Cindy Osborne. He is survived by his daughter Lynne E. and her husband Benjamin Parker, and son Mark J. Osborne, also his brother Virgil Osborne, nieces and nephews.
Enlisted in the U.S. Army 1942 with the 102nd Infantry Division “The Ozarks”, retired 1967. His military career included France and Germany with the 9th Div. Battle of the Bulge, WW II. Served as MP at Ft. Belvair, VA. Member of the Ceremonial Co., Ft. Myer, VA 1948-52 with duties at Inaugurations, Presidential Ceremonies, and Arlington National Cemetery funerals. He was privileged to stand guard over Gen. Pershing, Hap Arnold and others lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. He served in Munich, Germany 1952-4 and returned 1955 with the 3rd armored Cav. to Bindlack, Germany. Assigned to 1st Army Rifle team, Ft. Meade 1956. In 1960 assisted with Berlin Airlift. 1962 was assigned to protect the South Korea border. Returning to Ft. Meade he was Range NCO 1963. His last tour of duty was in Germany, having served 24 years. He received special awards of the Soldiers’ Medal and Distinguish Rifleman during his service.
Following military retirement he was employed as a station attendant for the Anne Arundel Co. Police department for 17 years.
Memberships include; The American Legion, Post 276 Severn; Disabled American Veterans, MD chapter 33; Elks, Glen Burnie # 2266; Masons, Odenton Lodge # 209 AF & AM; Order of the Eastern Star; The Old Guard Association; and VFW Post 160, Glen Burnie.
He enjoyed a good laugh, sharing with friends, wood working and cooking up his specialty “Donkey Fazoo”.
Visitation will be Friday January 21, 2011 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. Service 11am Saturday January 22, 2011 at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD.Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to honor him to The Old Guard Monument Fund, GVC, c/o Theresa Yates, 1437 Powhatan Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401.
1411 Annapolis Rd Odenton, MD 21113
Tel. (410) 672-2200