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Gilbert R. Batchman  1955

Cullum No. 20596-1955 | 8/29/2001 | Died in Fort Lewis, WA
Inurned in Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA

 


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<em>Gilbert Rodney Batchman, </em>the older son of Harold and Kathryn Batchman, drew some of his talents from his parents. His father&rsquo;s profession as a musician tuned Gil&rsquo;s ear and enriched his resonant voice to the pleasure of the Cadet Chapel Choir director. While most of us were politely thanked after a couple of off-key attempts at &quot;Glory to God,&quot; Gil&rsquo;s mellow tones earned him slots on the Choir and Glee Club. His mothers employment as a Comptometer operator for the Navy presaged Gil&rsquo;s later retirement career. Gil came to the Academy through the California National Guard after a couple of years as a medical corpsman and a year at USMA&rsquo;s Preparatory School, where he learned the maxim by which he claimed to live: &quot;Relax and let it happen.&quot; He brought his ukulele and smile through Beast Barracks to M Company, 2d Regiment, where he found a comfortable environment, sometimes called &quot;The North-Area-Fraternity, Mu Two.&quot;</p>
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Upon graduation, Gil married his high school sweetheart Vorece in the Cadet Chapel and began his commissioned career the same way he had run the 60-yard high hurdles: fast out of the blocks, and up and over every three steps, again and again, driving all the way to the finish. His first three steps were the Infantry School, Airborne School, and Ranger Training en route to the 23rd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis. The division soon moved to Alaska, where Gil became the captain of their successful biathlon team. Assignments to the 82d Airborne Division and Naval Postgraduate School followed, but seeing the number of his classmates engaged in the Viet Nam War, Gil volunteered.</p>
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Perhaps it was his earlier success in the Ordnance Department&rsquo;s truck design final exam (he scored much higher than his more academic roommate) that inspired Gil to transfer to the Ordnance Corps. After courses at the Ordnance School and assignments at Ft. Ord, Germany, and Ft. Lewis, Gil retired. In retirement, he served as an aide to Washington State Governor Dan Evans and, later, as an assistant to Evan&rsquo;s successor. Several years in administrative positions followed. Then Gil struck out on his own by founding a small business called MBA, a computer services company in Tacoma. The hopes with which he began this enterprise encountered a hurdle Gil couldn&rsquo;t clear cleanly. He suffered a nearly fatal stroke. Recovery was long and slow, but Gil was able to travel to Colorado with Vorece for the 1998 class mini reunion, a pilot run for the 45th Reunion in 2000. Gil seemed to be back in the race and began planning a new startup company. He had already ordered business cards when a heart attack delivered the final blow.</p>
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One of his classmates recently recalled an experience with Gil in 1954: &quot;We were on our firstie summer tour at Ft. Benning, basking in hot Georgia sun after swimming in the Officers&rsquo; Club pool. For some reason, Gil decided to wrestle, even though neither of us was built for the sport. Tussle might have been a better word. After a few minutes of making fools of ourselves by tumbling over the hard, abrasive ground, we gave up. Both of us suffered scuffed elbows and knees, and the blood oozing from our scrapes was equally red.&quot;</p>
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Vorece, his devoted wife of 46 years; their daughter Felicia and her husband Scott Miller; and the Miller&rsquo;s three children: Dusquene, Vorece E. and Jordan, survive Gil. &quot;Well done, Gil.&quot;</p>

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