Edward Francis McCue – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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Courtesy of his classmates
United States Military Academy, Class of 1946

Edward Francis McCue No.15518
Class of 1946
Died 6 May 1987 in Tampa, Florida, aged 62 years.
Interment: Arlington National Cemetery

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Edward Francis McCue was born in Cornwall, New York on 22 June 1924. Raised in Cornwall, he attended the Cornwall High School. Ed attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine before accepting his appointment to enter the Military Academy in 1943. As a cadet, Ed was a member of Company E-1 and of both the track team and the cross country team, earning many meet points for his Alma Mater.

Upon graduation, he attended the Quartermaster Officers Basic Course and in 1947 was on duty in the Philippines with the 246th Quartermaster Company. While serving in the Philippines, Ed met and married Esperanza (Pat) and brought her back with him to the Quartermaster School at Fort Lee. She and their family remained at Fort Lee while Ed served with the Eighth Army Quartermaster Section in Korea, earning the Bronze Star Medal for his service.

His Quartermaster service continued until 1959 when Ed and Pat moved to Syracuse, New York to continue his academic work and receive a master's in business administration in 1960. For the next few years, Ed served in a variety of comptroller positions including a tour at the Quartermaster Depot in Giessen, Germany.

In 1968, Ed retired after a distinguished 22-year career. Shortly, he took up duties
as a civilian member of the Comptroller of the Army staff but retired again in 1981 and moved to Florida. For several years, he was the operations manager of a local     investments firm and then died suddenly of complications following surgery in May
1987.

Ed was buried at Arlington National Cemetery and leaves his widow Pat; two daughters; a son and 11 grandchildren, Ed was a good man, a patriot, a soldier, a proud father–faithful to his God, his country and his family.

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