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Gilbert E. "Bo" Bocock

January 3, 1942 - August 20, 2021
SSG Gilbert E.(Bo) Bocock (79)
January 3, 1942  to  August 20, 2021
Gilbert was born to Louis and Almira Bocock in Milan, Indiana.  He attended Milan Schools from 1948-1960 when he graduated.  March 7, 1961, Bo joined the U.S.Army where he was a paratrooper in the 1st Air Cavalry Division.  He was honorably discharged as an E-6 June 10, 1969 after a life changing injury while in Vietnam.
Bo’s talents took him to the oil rigs, construction and much more, with his final employment being the park manager of Beginning Point RV Park in Zephyrhills, Florida.
He was a past member of the American Legion Post #0235 in Milan, the American Legion Post #118 in Dillsboro, and a lifetime member of the VFW Post #2297 in Lakeland, FL.
Bo leaves behind a brother Richard, and many friends in Florida as well as Indiana.  He will be cremated and his remains interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.  Godspeed our Friend.

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