Edward Leo Farrell, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
by Mary Beth Farrell-Kirkpatrick, his loving daughter.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 26, 1920, Colonel Farrell graduated from Boston University in 1942 and received his doctor of jurisprudence degree in 1953 from the University of Missouri Law School.
Colonel Farrell served in World War II during the Normandy Invasion on D-Day. Following the the war he taught military law at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. He then served in the Korean War, during which he rose to the level of Lieutenant Colonel and was later a student and faculty member at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
His military awards and decorations include four Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, a Croix de Guerre with Gold Star, eight Campaign Medals, a Combat Infantryman's Badge with Star and a Parachutist's Badge.
Colonel Farrell was a member of the New York and Massachusetts bar associations, the federal bars, circuit and district courts. He was installed as a Knight of Malta of the Roman Catholic Church in 1985.
He died January 7, 1998 in Delaware and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on January 13, 1998. He is survived by four children; six grandchildren, one brother and one sister.
As his children, we want his legacy to live
on... strength, courage, honesty and love. He gave it all to us along
with great scruples. With so many of us who have access to the Internet..
this would be a fine tribute to a great man who gave so much to his country.
FARRELL, EDWARD LEO Jr
Posted: 24 August 1999 Updated: 18 November 2000 Updated: 5 March 2003 Updated: 21 April 2007 Updated: 26 July 2008 Updated: 23 September 2008 Updated: 21 November 2010