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Dr Joseph William “Doc” McNaney, Jr

Dr Joseph William “Doc” McNaney, Jr

Birth
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Sep 2012 (aged 79)
Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 98283238 · View Source
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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 married Margaret L. Oliver on August 10, 1957, in Maine. He entered the U.S. Army 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. He and Margaret parted ways on June 30, 1993, in Bexar County, Texas. On December 19, 1994, he married Orva J. Wynings in Bell County, Texas.

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 Medal, 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.

Survivors include 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


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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 4 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98283238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joseph William “Doc” McNaney, Jr (18 Apr 1933–29 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98283238, citing Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .