Robert E. Denney
Major, United States Army
Robert E. Denney, Major, United States Army (retired) died on June 22, 2002.
Major Denney entered military service in 1947 and served with the 8240th Army Unit in Korea and with the 11th Air Assault in Vietnam.
He was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
Retiring from thr Army in 1967, he completed a Master's degree, and then worked in the computer field for a number of years and authored four books about the Civil War.
Major Denney is survived by his loving wife, Frances A. Denney; his daughters, Paula J. Jacques and Linda A. Morgan; sons, Bruce E. Denney and Craig A. Denney and grandsons, Gillian L. Jacques, Bryson D. Jacques and Neal R. Morgan.
Memorial service August 1, 2002 at 1 p.m. at
Ft. Myer Chapel, followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery with
full military honors.
On retirement in 1967 as a Major in the Signal Corps, Denney pursued his lifelong interest in the Civil War, an avocation which he attributes to the influence of a high school history teacher who in the early 1940s "peppered his American history classes with tales he remembered [from his youth] as told by the veterans, and stories of rural Indiana in the late 1800s."
A retired computer systems consultant, Denney is married, has four children and three grandsons, and is a member and past president of the Civil War Round Table of Washington, DC. He is also a member of the Lincoln Group of Washington, D.C.
DENNEY, ROBERT E
MAJ US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/01/1943 - 10/01/1967
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/26/1929
DATE OF DEATH: 06/22/2002
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/01/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 6973
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 11 August 2002 Updated: 4 March 2003 Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 26 August 2005