LTC Redner, 72, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 in Ormond Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Prince of Peace
Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach with Father Bill Zamborsky officiating. Interment will be held at a later date with full military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
He was born
August 19, 1936 in Schenectady, New York into an Army family. He spent his younger days traveling to U.S. military camps and forts from northern New York to the Texas border. He attended the United States Military Academy at
West Point and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant.
He served in command and teaching staff positions in the U.S. and Germany before being assigned to the war in Viet Nam. There he served in the First Air Cavalry in Quang Nam
Province I Corps in Que Son. His decorations include five Bronze Stars, one with the "V" device and the other with oak leaf cluster. He also was awarded two Air Medals with the 2nd through 10th oak leaf cluster, the National
Defense and Viet Nam Service medals as well as Parachutist and Ranger badges and two overseas bars.
Upon retirement from teaching staff at Ft. Benning, Georgia he moved to Ormond Beach in 1983 with his wife, Louise. There he
became President of the Halifax Chapter of the Military Officers of America Association and the S.E. Area VP of that organization. He was later elected Commander of the Military Order of World Wars. He became Commodore of the
Halifax River Yacht Club in 2002 and President of the Club's International Order of the Blue Gavel in 2006. He was a life member of the Ormond Beach Elks Lodge and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
He is survived by his wife of
25 years, Louise; one son, James Burke Redner of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Diana Jefferies and Mary Ann Prevatt,
both of Tampa; and five grandchildren. To those who knew him best, he will be
remembered as a man who by his actions, maintained the highest traditions of the
military and lived by the code of the Long Gray Line, "Duty, Honor, Country".
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to your own personal charity.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2009