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In Memory of
Roudolphe P. "Rudy" Szegda

SGM (Ret.) Rudy Szegda passed away on January 22, 2024. He was a member of Chapter 54 of the Special Forces Association.

IMO of Rudy Szegda - RIP. U.S.Army Special Forces, U.S. Marine Corps, Boston Police Department

Prior to his Special Forces career, Rudy had enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served one tour in Vietnam. After completing his active duty time in the Marines, he joined the 25th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Forces Reserve. He then joined the U.S. Army Special Forces, serving in the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Much of his time in Special Forces was on a Combat Dive team. Among the Army schools that he attended were the Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC) conducted at Key West, Florida. He later was an instructor for many years at the U.S. Army Special Forces Combat Dive School at Key West, Florida. In addition, he completed an overseas tour in Afghanistan.

Rudy spent a career with the Boston Police Department retiring as a Sergeant. During his time with the BPD he served with the motorcycle unit and the police dive team.



Visiting hours at St. Brendan's Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester, MA on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan's Church on Saturday morning, January 27, 2024, at 10:00 am. Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.



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Rudy Szegda - BPD and SF

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