December 31, 1927 – October 9, 2015
Interred in Winding Hill Mennonite Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA
Uzal Wellington Ent, Brig. Gen. (Ret), 87, of Mechanicsburg died Friday, October 9, 2015, at Carlisle Hospital.
Born December 31, 1927, in Sunbury, PA he was the son of the late William A. and Charlotte R. Ent.
He lived his life by the Cadet Code - Duty, Honor, Country. After attending West Point as part of the class of 1950, he served in the Korean War. His awards included the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Stars (two for Valor and one for Meritorious Achievement), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, two U.S. Presidential Unit Citations, one Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal.
Uzal joined the 28th Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard December 1953. He retired as a Full Colonel November 1980 and then was promoted to Brigadier General in retirement.
In retirement, Uzal was a prolific writer of Military History and authored several books. He was also a talented artist.
Uzal was preceded in death by his devoted brother John W. Ent. Surviving are his son, Michael R. Ent, of Camp Hill; grandsons, Michael R. Ent Jr. and wife Carrie Beth Ent, John R. Ent; great grandson, Isaac Huxley Ent and nieces and nephew.
Uzal was known for his honesty, honor and dependability and sense of humor. He always did is best and never gave up even in the face of failure. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.