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Retired Brig. Gen. John A. Seitz Dead At 78

January 7, 1987

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Retired Brig. Gen. John A. ″Andy″ Seitz, who was commander at Fort Riley in 1966-67, has died at the age of 78.

Seitz died Sunday at his home, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after being in poor health for more than a year, said Geary County Sheriff Bill Deppish.

Seitz, who retired from the military in 1967, was vice president of the First National Bank and Trust Company in Junction City.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater and with the War Department in Washington. He also was an assistant professor of military science and tactics at the University of Missouri.

He served in Korea in the early 1960s.

His military decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Korean Order of Merit with Star, and the Master Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy E. Seaburn, along with a son and a step-daughter. A service will be held Thursday in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Riley, with burial in the post cemetery.

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