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Robert "Bob" A. Bolton, 71

December 06, 2009

DEC. 24, 1937-NOV. 27, 2009

Robert "Bob" A. Bolton, 71, of Chestnut Grove Road in Keedysville, Md., died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born on Dec. 24, 1937, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Silva) Bolton.

Mr. Bolton had been a Washington County resident for the last two years, having relocated from Brooksville, Fla.

He retired after 20 years of service to the U.S. Army. He had served in Korea in addition to two terms of service in the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroism in addition to the Bronze Star with other recognitions for his bravery and commitment to his country. Bob later retired from the Alexandria Virginia Sheriff's Department, where he worked as a deputy. He continued to work part time as a crane operator before moving to Florida to pursue his fishing dream.

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Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 186 in Brooksville, Fla.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah A. and her husband William J. Carder of Keedysville, Md.; one sister, Joan Sowle of Brooksville, Fla; one grandson, Stephen W. Pennell of Wilmington, N.C.; and one great-granddaughter, Katelyn A. Pennell also of Wilmington. He is also survived by his two lifelong friends, George Beckwith of Dale City, Va., and Eugene Branchaurd of Brooksville, Fla.

Funeral services are planned at Arlington National Cemetery and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be make to the Brooksville American Legion, Spring Hill Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL, 34613-7350.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro, Md.

Online condolences may be offered at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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