Services are now set for December 21 for Fountain Valley reiseident and Korena Veteran Bob Chermak who passed away on Nov. 19 at the age of 81.
Bob and his wife Laura for years have been active members of VFW Post 9557 and its Auxiliary and organized many Veterans Day and Memorial Day services at Veterans Park over the past several years.
Bob graced the cover of Fountain Valley Living Magazine's October 2015 issue, posing with Veterans Day Ceremony co-organizer Girl Scout Klohe Hauber at the FV Veterans of Wars Memorial.
Bob served three years, 1951-54, in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea and attained the rank of corporal. He was with the First Marine Division, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Battalion. In the battalion he was assigned to the Headquarters and Service Company and was a field radio operator. Ile was assigned to a tactical air control party. He has medals for Korean Service with three stars as well as the United Nations, National Defense Service and Good Conduct.
Services are scheduled for Dec. 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. The time of the service has not been determined yet. He will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery.