Dwight “Doc” Hutcheson, Msg. US Army Retired, made his final tour on September 30, 2012. “Doc”, age 70, was born in Springfield, Mo. He served his country as an infantry company medic assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade for three tours in Vietnam. He was again activated from his position of teaching the Army Medic Course in the Reserves to be the Sargeant of the 347th Helicopter Medivac Unit in Iraq during the Desert Storm Conflict. “Doc” lived in Miami, Florida until his retirement from the Metro Dade County Fire Department with 24 years of service as a Medic. During his time on the Fire Department, he also taught in the Emergency Medical Services Courses at Miami-Dade Community College.
After retirement, he and his loving wife, Carole, traveled extensively and pursued his many hobbies to include motor homing, teaching country couples dancing, woodworking, gardening, nature, various craft projects and volunteering wherever needed. At age 65, “Doc” hiked the Chilkoot Trail from Skagway Alaska to Bennett Lake, British Columbia - The Trail of the 1898 Goldminers- on one of their four motorhome trips to Alaska. Doc was a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, American Legion, Moose Lodge 2121, Punta Gorda Elks Lodge, Family Motorcoach Association and several camping groups.
He is survived by Carole, his devoted wife of 25 years, and two loyal canine companions - Cassie and Jodie- three children - Dawn Ziemer of Iowa, and Samantha Stockton of Miami, William (Zoila) Hutcheson and grandson Jacob of Miami, two brothers - John (Ruth) of the Phillipines and James (Rosy) of Texas, Nieces and Nephews and many, many friends who loved him dearly.
A Military Honors Ceremony will be held at Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida, at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Gainsville Fisher House Foundation, P O Box 358296, Gainsville, FL 32635, Military Organizations of your choice or Wreaths Across America.