Ronald Brooks

Profile Updated: October 18, 2015
Ronald Brooks
Ronald Brooks


Ronald Brooks


Ronald Brooks


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Belvidere, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Barbara
Occupation: Retired Lieutenant, Illinois State Police
Children: Gregg - Karyn - Gail
Military Service: United States Army  

Aug. 61 - Aug. 64 US Army
Basic Trainining - Fort Knox, Kentucky
Advanced Training- Fort Ben Harrison, Indianapoli
Feb. 62 - Mar 63 Seoul, South Korea
Mar. 63 - Aug. 64 Fort Ord, California
Apr. 65 - Jan. 92 Ill. State Police, Chicago.
Jan. 92 - Current- Retired, lived in Chicago
Feb thru Mar 1993 - New Zealand and Australia
Oct. 97 thru 2002 - Winter home Mesa, Arizona
July 2003 sold both homes
July 2003 purchased new home, Belvidere, Ill April 2011 Elected 4th ward Alderman city of Belvidere Re-elected April 2015

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Nov 12, 2015 at 7:33 PM

John and I joined the US Army on the "Buddy Plan"  on 10 August 1961.  We completed our basic training at Fort Knox Kentucky along with our advanced training.  We were sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison at Indianapolis for an additional training period and were suddenly dispatched out of the country to beautiful South Korea.  We were stationed only a short distance apart in Korea and were together often.  With our tour of duty in Korea over in March 1962 we returned state side as seasoned veterans, John was assigned to I believe Fort Hood Texas and I was punished by being sent to Fort Ord California, Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, San Jose, Carmel Beach, what lousy duty in the sand on the shores of the Pacific.  John and I always looked after each other while serving together.  He was and still is a  cherished friend that I will meet again hopefully in that part of heaven where fallen soldiers go.  So long my friend for now, gods speed.  Ron Brooks

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Apr 18, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Happy Birthday my friend and many more. Hope all is well down your way. Ron Brooks

Ronald Brooks has left an In Memory comment for Roy I. Williams.
Feb 13, 2015 at 7:32 AM

To the Williams family I say I am sorry for your loss.  To the community I say you have lost a true friend that cared and will be most difficult to replace.  To the alum of Lanphier I say we have lost another wonderful classmate who always wore a smile and had a hello for everyone.  Thanks for the memories Roy.

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Class photo, Fort Benjamin Harrison January 1962, top row, left to right myself #4 and John Holderread #5. Joined August 61, Basic
training Fort Knox, Kentucky.
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C Company, 502 MI Batallion, Seoul, S. Korea
Ms. Pak 1962
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Headquarters Company, 502 Military Intelligence Bn. Seoul, South Korea
Ms. Kim 1962
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Fort Ord California 1963, Carmel Beach
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Playing Santa for neighborhood kids, 2009.
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Belvidere, 2007 with grandchildren Sarah and Shannon.
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