|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1933|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 2012|
Col. Joseph "Doc" W. McNaney,Jr, MD, MPH, 79, a decorated military man and medical doctor passed from this earth on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at home with his family. Services will be at 12:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen. Burial with military honors will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 7, 2012, with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Joseph Jr. was born in Springfield, MA, to the late Joseph W. Sr. and Margaret McNaney. He entered active duty on August 17, 1961, after graduating from Holy Cross College in Worchester, MA with an AB in Pre-Med. Joseph continued his medical training and completed medical school at New York Medical College in New York, NY. Upon completion of medical school, he did his internship at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA. His residency assignments include St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and an Aerospace Medical Residency. Joseph also has a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkley.
Joseph began his service to the 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam in June 1969. From June 1969 to June 1970, he served as both the Division Surgeon and the
Commander of the 15th Medical Battalion. He retired from active duty on 1 February 1984. Until his death, Joseph continued his service to the 1st Cavalry Division on the Association of Board of Governors and the Division Support Committee Chairperson for the 1st Cavalry Division Association.
His awards and decorations include the legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star (with Oak leaf Cluster), the Air Medal with V Device, the Air Medal with Numeral "11", the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Metal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal (with 4 Bronze stars), the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Croix de Guerre. He was also awarded the Combat Medic Badge, the Senior Flight Surgeon Badge, and the Shield of St. Barbara. His civilian awards include the Sikorsky "S" and a Helicopter Rescue Award.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lou McNaney; and the mother of his children, Margaret O. McNaney.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Orva, of Killeen; daughters, Margaret M. Slankard and husband, J.R., of Batson, TX, and Kathleen M. Rocha and husband, Patrick, of San Antonio; son, Joseph P. McNaney and wife, LeeMarie, of West Point, TX; stepson, Mark Webb and wife, Michelle, of Killeen; grandchildren, Justin Slankard and wife, Fatima, Emily Slankard, Travis and Austin Rocha, Whitney Krause and husband, Keith, Chase and Cody McNaney, and Mark Webb; great-grandchildren, Mikela Grace Slankard and Rilynn Paige Krause.
Killeen Daily Herald: 9/29/2012...M10
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Oct 04, 2012
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