Retired Army Colonel Algia Hearn Nash, 88, a resident of Odenton, Maryland, for 40 years, died of complications from congestive heart failure June 16, 2008, at University Hospital in Baltimore.
Colonel Nash was born February 3, 1920, in Baltimore to the late Mabel Evick and Algia Hearn Nash Sr. He attended Baltimore City College and the University of Maryland University College.
He enlisted in the National Guard in 1941, then accepted a commission in the Army in 1942. He served with the first division in the European Theatre during World War II, and received the Bronze Star, Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.
He served as a Captain in Korea and Germany and later as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Vietnam War. He retired in 1970 as a full Colonel and received the Meritorious Service Medal.
He worked for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene after retiring from the Army.
Colonel Nash was a member of the Society of the First Division. He loved University of Maryland lacrosse games and completing New York Times crossword puzzles in ink.
He was preceded in death in 2002 by his wife of over 50 years, Betty Downing Nash.
Survivors include one daughter, Lucy H. Nash of Odenton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. September 16, 2008, at Fort Myer Chapel in Virginia, followed by interment with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Back to School Fund, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, 80 West St., Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
NASH, BETTY LEE
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/07/1924
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/12/2002
- BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 1630
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF NASH, ALGIA H JR, COL US ARMY
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