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The Final Duty Station This forum is presented by Retired GySgt Bill Conroy. It is a listing of those that have received orders for their final duty station. These Marines have given their all. We now give our honor.

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Old 09-05-2006, 16:06 PM
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LtCol Paul Frederick Wendler III USMCR (ret), 64, San Francisco, CA

PAUL FREDERICK WENDLER, III Resident of South San Francisco Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Dec. 6, 1942. He died peacefully at home in South San Francisco on August 27, 2006 surrounded by his family. Cherished husband of Joy-Ann Wendler; beloved father of Paul F. Wendler IV of Fullerton, CA and Michael Wendler of South San Francisco, CA., dearest father - in - law of Kimberly Wendler; loving grandfather of Paul F. Wendler V ("PJ") and Micaela; and dear brother of Lynn Goodridge of Midlothian, VA. Paul graduated from Susquehanna University and later received his LLD from Boston University School of Law. After law school, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He went on to proudly serve his country when he was sent to Vietnam. After serving many years in the Marine Reserves, he retired as a Lt Colonel. Paul joined the San Mateo District Attorney's Office and worked for 32 years as a Deputy District Attorney - the longest tenure in San Mateo County history for the District Attorney's office. He worked in a variety of areas, including the Deputy in Charge of the northern office in South San Francisco. Over the years, he earned a reputation as being a fair and compassionate deputy. Paul had many passions and one of his greatest was baseball. He would love to tell anyone who discussed baseball with him of the no-hitter he threw as a teenage pitcher. He coached numerous PAL teams in South San Francisco for over a decade and played on many softball teams. He possessed a vast knowledge and expertise in baseball memorabilia and of the history of baseball. He especially loved to watch and follow the Giants. In addition, he was a major history buff and, over the years, bought and read thousands of books on history. Paul's other great passion was traveling with his beloved Joy-Ann throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He loved to ceaselessly explore towns and cities he had not seen before where ever they might be. Paul's greatest passion, however, was his family. He was very proud that his sons also served their country as Marine Corps officers and were both veterans. He imparted his love and knowledge of baseball to them and would spend hours playing or discussing all the aspects of the game. His newest and most delightful passion were his two grandchildren, Paul V ( "PJ") and Micaela Ann Wendler. Paul will be remembered for his unusual sense of humor and for the integrity in which he lived his life. He lived life to its fullest while respecting, and earning respect, of those in which he came in contact. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and of those that he helped over the years. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Sept. 7th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Duggan's Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., in Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Robert's Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Rd, San Bruno, Sept. 8th at 10:30 AM. A U.S. Marine Honor Burial will be at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno following the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, 94107; Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 3008, Princeton, NJ 08543; or, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Ct., Carey, NC 27513 The Bud Duggan Family (650) 756-4500
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I am Paul's son, Michael. I just wanted to thank you for posting this. I am sure nobody reading this knew my Dad, but it is nice to know that in some way, he lives on. He was such an amazing and rare man, and dedicated himself to serving his nation, whether it was in Vietnam or as a preosecutor. He was always immensely proud of his service as a Marine. He was such a good example, both my brother and I joined in his footsteps. He did receive his final orders too soon, but for the time he had on this duty station, he made the best of it.

Thank you again. It means a lot to me.

Semper Fidelis,
Mike Wendler
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