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Old 13 December 2016, 11:34
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LTC Ingvar-Erich Lantzky

Late, but LTC Lantzky passed away this past year in August. My connection to him is we are both graduates of the same high school (he was several years ahead of me). There might be a couple of stories floating around between his time in Vietnam and his recall to AD during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

RIP, sir, your adopted country is grateful for your service.

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LTC Ingvar-Erich (Ivan) Lantzky

LaGrangeville - LTC Ingvar-Erich (Ivan) Lantzky, LaGrangeville, NY--LTC Ingvar-Erich Lantzky passed away on August 6, 2015 at the Castle Point Veterans Administration Hospital in Fishkill, NY. He is survived by his long-time friend and loving partner of 25 years, Jeanette, his daughters, Kasenia and Karania, his cousins in Estonia and his loving family of 4 sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, his 7 nieces and nephews and his 4 great nieces and nephews . We will all miss him greatly.

Ivan was born in Germany in 1945 and emigrated to the U.S. with his parents Erik and Vera in 1951. They settled in the Bronx where Ivan attended McBurney Prep in NYC and then graduated Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY in 1967.

Col. Lantzky joined the U.S. Army in 1968, served in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971 in active combat as a Green Beret with the Special Forces. He was CIB and Airborne. He received 2 Bronze Star Medals with Valor, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, 2 Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Vietnam Service Medal (60 Device), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd Award), and Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award). He was ordered to active duty in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He received the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Army Service Ribbon, Spanish Foreign Legion Parachute Wings, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star and Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.

In 1992, Ivan graduated from the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.

Since 1991, Ivan has been a life member of the Veteran Corps of Artillery in NYC. He was promoted to Chief of Staff in Jan. 2015 and to full Colonel on July 4, 2015. Ivan was also a member of the Special Forces Assn., Chapter 66 at West Point, NY where he served as Vice President.

In 2002, he joined as a volunteer firefighter in the LaGrange Fire District, member of Co. 2, in the town of LaGrange where he served for 13-1/2 yrs. He became an EMT and Fire Police Lieutenant in 2009, and from 2007-2011 served as Fire Commissioner. He also worked as a Court Officer for the Town of LaGrange serving under Judge Greller and Judge Egitto.
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Old 13 December 2016, 23:23
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Link to an obit of LTC Lantzky:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?pid=175488708

RIP LTC Lantzky.
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Old 14 December 2016, 00:35
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All that, and he becomes a firefighter at 57?

Salute, sir.

Grace and peace to family and comrades.
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Old 14 December 2016, 08:03
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Old 14 December 2016, 09:07
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Old 14 December 2016, 10:16
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