Taps, Present Arms
Lieutenant Colonel Raynold S. Dobak of
Grayland, Washington, recently passed. LTC Dobak was a Distinguished
Rifleman, great coach, and leader. LTC Dobak was awarded the U. S.
Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge in 1958.
He coached one of the two big
Army service rifle teams in 1957 and was Team Captain of the big Army
team in 1958. He and Coats Brown switched positions those two years
and won the National Trophy (Dogs of War) Team Match both years.
LTC Dobak retired from the
Army and USAMU as OIC of the Service Rifle Section in the mid 1960's.
He moved first to Olympia, Washington, and then to the coastal town
of Grayland where he bought a fishing boat. In his retirement years,
he sailed and fished in the Pacific regularly until 1997.
LTC Dobak was highly regarded
and respected by those who served with him. He sought no
laurels for his coaching or leadership skills but is recognized and
credited with charting the course for future USAMU Service Rifle Team victories.