Major James (Jim) Vojtecky

12:19 pm September 4th, 2013

Jim voltecky obitMajor James (Jim) B.
Vojtecky was born on November
8, 1947 in McKee’s
Rocks, PA. He passed on
July 16, 2013 in Tacoma,
Pop passed peacefully
in his sleep, to join his
wife of 36 years, Karen I.
(Robbie) Vojtecky. Survived
by his daughters Nicole
Dexter, Jamie Mackie
and four grandchildren:
Kaitlin and Jason Dexter,
Ashley Mackie and Madelyn
Dad was a real hero.
He was Patriotic, a man
among men.
He served honorably
in the 101st Airborne
Division. In Vietnam,
exposing himself to Agent
Orange willingly to serve
his country and protect
our liberties and freedom,
continuing his service
until retirement with the
National Guard-working
with good men, including
General Westmoreland,
General Schwarzkopf and
many others. He earned 2
Purple Hearts and would
laughingly say that the
government gave medals
out like Pez Candy during
that time. He spent 27 1/2
years serving with Los Angeles
Police Department
learning from and sharing
his experiences with great
men and women-both on
the Force, District Attorney’s
Office and great
Judges. Since his retirement
in 1997 he has served
in one capacity or another
in the Eatonville, WA
American Legion.
He gave of himself
willingly and unselfishly
until there was no more
left to give. His last days
were spent assuring his
grandchildren he was so
very proud of them. He
enjoyed classic movies,
hearing his grandchildren
play Taps (from this side)
and the tongue in cheek
friendships he had cultivated
without knowing all
these years.
We are honored to be
able to continue to share
with the world his wisdom,
honor and strength, that he
lovingly shared us.

2 Responses to Major James (Jim) Vojtecky

  1. Samuel C Robertson Reply

    November 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I was one of the members of Jim’s OCS class 69-67.
    Our class honors him. We unsuccessfully tried to contact Jim for our class reunions, of which we had four. Since “finding” Jim online about 40 of us have followed his continued dedication to his Country via his American Legion Post and other activities in Eatonville. I regret not having being able to recontact him. We are planning our 5th reunion the next year or two and it may be held in California. We would love to meet any of his family.

    Sam Robertson
    OC 69-67
    Class Coordinator

  2. Harry Hensel Reply

    November 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I just learned of your father’s death. I was a DEA agent in LA and worked with him in San Fernand in a task force setting. My fondest memory is when I formed a soft ball team in Simi Valley and your dad was on it. We had a ball!! I had nothing but the highest respect for him and will think of him often.

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