Anthony M. Solberg, 68, Army lieutenant colonel

January 17, 2004

Anthony M. Solberg, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, died of cancer Jan. 10 at his home in Bel Air. He was 68.

A native of La Crosse, Wis., he graduated in 1957 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and shortly after married his high school sweetheart, Carol Vondrashek.

During his 23-year military career, he served at West Point and the War College, as well as in Germany, Vietnam and Iran. He retired in 1980, while stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He continued his ties to the military as vice president of Dynamic Science Inc. in Aberdeen, a contractor for Army bases. He retired in 1993.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday at St. Ignatius Church in Hickory. Internment will be Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to his wife, survivors include sons Mark Solberg of Bel Air and Peter Solberg of Valdosta, Ga.; daughters Kathryn Bailey and Barbara Solberg, both of Bel Air, and Jeanne Thibeault of Hunt Valley; and 10 grandchildren.

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