A Sign to Remember

By Sutak, Michele R. | Warrior - Citizen, Summer 2011 | Go to article overview
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A Sign to Remember

Sutak, Michele R., Warrior - Citizen

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -A Soldier's name will live on, and not just in spirit, as the 7th Civil Support Command honors the life of Lt. Col. Douglas Yocum, a native of Burlington County, N.J., at a street dedication ceremony held here on Daenner Kaserne, April 2, 2011.

Soldiers, friends and Families gathered on Yocum Way in front of the 7th CSC headquarters as everyone paid tribute to Yocum, who died Feb. 4, 2010, in a Philadelphia hospital following an illness.

Yocum, 45, was bom into a military Family, and it was the Family that he came to embrace. The Army Family would become the defining point of his career and life. Yocum is a third-generation military lawyer. His grandfather was an Army Judge Advocate during and after World War II, and his father was an Air Force Judge Advocate.

As an Army Reserve Soldier, he served in a variety of positions with the 7th Army Reserve Command and the 154th Legal Service Office in Schwetzingen, Germany; the Southern European Task Force Augmentation Unit in Longare, Italy; and the 7th CSC in Kaiserslautem. In his civilian capacity, he served as a senior civilian attorney for the SETAF office of the Staff Judge Advocate in Vicenza, Italy.

"We have long wished to find a fitting way to recognize Doug's service and the tremendous impact he had on this unit and the U.S. Army," said Brig. Gen. Jimmie Jaye Wells, commanding general of the 7th CSC and presiding officer of the ceremony.

"This street that runs in front of our headquarters will be forever called Yocum Way," Wells said. "Doug will always be with us, and we will be reminded of him and the selfless service he rendered to his country."

Yocum was diagnosed with an illness, and it took a turn for the worse.

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