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Thompson Lamar Raney
Colonel, United States Army
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Thompson Lamar Raney, 85, an Army Colonel who saw action in three wars, died of cancer October 26, 2005, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Fairfax Station, Virginia

Colonel Raney was born in Fresno, California, and joined the mounted cavalry in 1939. During World War II, he commanded a platoon in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, which was part of the 30th Infantry Division. He fought at Omaha Beach in France and in Belgium and Germany.

He later served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars and retired from the Army in 1978. He is a member of the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame.

He studied at the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After his Army career, he received a master's degree in public administration from George Mason University in 1983.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marianne Raney of Fairfax Station; three daughters, Carolyn Stoia of Lakeland, Florida, Nancy Raney of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Linda Raney of Fairfax City; a brother; and five grandchildren.


RANEY, THOMPSON LAMAR "Tom"
COLONEL USA (Ret.) (Age 85)

Passed  away  peacefully Wednesday, October 26, 2005 in Fairfax, Virginia. He is survived  by  his  loving  wife  of 58 years, Marianne; daughters, Carolyn (Patrick)  Stoia  of Lakeland, Florida, Nancy Raney of Fort Smith, AR and Linda 
Raney  of  Fairfax,  Virginia;  a  brother,  George  Raney  of Ocala Florida and five  grandchildren.

Interment with Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contributions be made to the American  Lung  Association of  Northern Virginia, 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 203, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 or the U.S. Cavalry Association, PO Box 2325, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442-0325.



RANEY, THOMPSON L
COL   US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/13/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 10/26/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION 35  SITE 2353
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 30 April 2006
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Bronze Star Medal - 2 Awards