Memorial for Maj. Evan Mooldyk to be held Feb. 11

A memorial service for Danville resident Maj. Evan J. Mooldyk will be held on Friday, Feb. 11th at 4 p.m. at Oak Hill Park Community Center (3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville) located next to the All Wars Memorial.

Mooldyk died Jan. 12 in Khowst province, Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 19th Sustainment Command, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, La.

He leaves his wife, Leslie, and three children -- Kelly 19, Conner, 15, and Quinn, 13.

Blue Star Moms Chapter 101 will help with the reception. The Wounded Warrior Reigment will escort the family from their home to the community center and provide a flag line.


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Posted by Bill Horstick
a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

Evan was a GREAT GUY!! I had the privilege of flying in the Navy with him back in 1988. We were in VP-9 out of Moffett Field, CA. He was my navigator on Crew 8.
Funny story - so we are flying night missions out of Saudi Arabia in the summer of 88'. The galley we were getting our meals from had these sandwiches with a very very odd looking sliced meat in them. Being in Saudi we figured it must be some type of beef!? Well Evan figured out that if you toasted the sandwich for a few minutes in our oven that they tasted much better! So here is Evan at 3am, flying in the gulf neat Iran... over the PA system on the aircraft he says joking.. "Hey guys - these camel-meat sandwiches aren't too bad if you toast them for like 5 minutes". Well, he didn't realize the VHF radio button was also selected... so a second later, in a very clear, very proper English voice, yet slightly confused.. we all hear the air traffic controller reply.. "Aircraft calling - Please repeat your last about the camel meat!"
We teased him about that for a long time!
Although I've not seen Even in over 21 years... I still feel a horrible loss of a very good friend.
USN (NAC/AW) ret.

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